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Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Chameleone is bitter with journalists and media houses lately. During his Wale Wale concert at Kyadondo on May 01, 2015, he toldl off journalists and media houses blaming them for tarnishing his image by writing false stories about him, In fact, he threatened to relocate to Kenya if this did not stop.
Today, he told of how one scribe called him inquiring about the Sseguku house (the house in which Karamagi was set ablaze) and yet the very journalist had written about the house as sold, below is Chameleone's full post;
"I had a call from this Journalist asking me whether I had moved back to My Seguku Mansion. I was surprised that he's the same man who once wrote of how I had sold that house."
"Anyway, I wish to take ground and inform the entire public that, Seguku Mansion is my house of which I have full rights to do whatsoever I want with it."
"The False stories you write about me simply justify how big an asset I am to media houses.My news sells out so fast as they make Money and pass no commission. I only request them to be fair whilst making money."
"Not humiliating my Family every time they wish to than writing false stories upon a fellow countryman in the name of Money. It's so sad. May God bless you with wisdom to utilize the power of the pen in more constructive and developmental stories."
Sunday, 03 May 2015
"Thank you all my friends and fans, # WALE WALE Double Trouble was Massive not only because I am JOSEPH, also because you chose me to sit on this throne. Big up all my comrades who turned up. One Love East Africa," Chameleone wrote shortly after the show.
However, before that all was going on well when the Milliano singer changed his tone like a chameleon to tell off journalists who have made it a habit to write false stories about his family. In Kenya, everyone minds his business but in Uganda people are always concentrating on other people's lives.
"I have been in the industry for fifteen years and all through, Daniella has been besides me supporting and loving me. She has never left or threatened to leave so why write all the nonsense," Chameleone said.
He then went on to urge DJ's and the media to promote local talent just like it's done in Nigeria. "If this does not stop, I will relocate to Kenya," Chameleone warned.
Yesterday, Chameleone was performing in Mukono and at about 4:00pm, a convoy of Wale-Wale Range Rovers were spotted driving through heavy traffic along Game-Nakawa stretch as they made their way to Colline Hotel in Mukono. Daniella, Abba and Alba were cruising in one of them while Chameleone was in the other..
Tonight, Chameleone will be performing live at the Resort Beach in Entebbe.
Saturday, 02 May 2015
King Saha has thanked his fans for turning up in large numbers for his Gundeeze launch yesterday at Freedom City....However, before doing that, he asked where Bebe Cool was as history was being made..!
"My brother BEBE COOL, where were you when I was setting a record all over UG, All Entrances being shut and thousands of people with VIP tickets being Locked outside???? Thanks to everyone who came through to FREEDOM CITY to Support me. Thanks for supporting King Saha. I can't stop Appreciating you for that lovely smile you've put on my face but may God bless You."
Gundeeze and Wale Wale concert by Jose Chameleone were held on the same day reminding us of the battle between Rema and Juliana in 2013...Interestingly, both shows were well attended though the crowd at Kyadondo was this time around smaller than the previous Chamelone shows.
Days before the concert, Bebe Cool came up to say that it was disrespectful to compare King Saha to Jose Chameleone, and now, King Saha is asking where was Bebe Cool as he (King Saha) was making history.
The promoters to both shows were smiling to the bank, Gundeeze concert was sold at 10Mn while Balaam paid 30M for the Wale Wale concert.
Thursday, 30 April 2015
Today, the Wale Wale singer, Jose Chameleone has added yet another year, he is 36. The birthday bash will be held at Cyclone Club at Kabalagala.
Before the fans could send him birthday messages, he wrote one for himself and none of the messages that followed was better than his;
"Happy Birthday Mr. Mayanja Joseph. May God guide you, Your Family and Friends as you live to brighten many people with your nonstop entertaining Vibes, HAPPY BIRTHDAY
I am glad I will be with you today 30th April at Club Cyclone with all your Fans and Friends as we celebrate your birthday.
Yours, Jose Chameleone," He signed off.
It's unlikely that the birthday boy will be performing tonight as he is reserving his voice and energy for the Wale WALE double trouble concert that takes place tomorrow at Kyadondo grounds.
Saturday, 25 April 2015
When Bebe Cool said that it was wrong for Ugandans to even think of comparing Chameleone to King Saha, the Gundeeze star has now shot back saying Bebe Cool is way older than his dad...
"Am Not A LEGEND but if someone older than my dad goes on dissing me instead of writing words of inspiration to motivate new hard working artistes like me, I get confused...Uganda isn't someone's house and no one owns the music industry no matter how old or big you are."
"I only do it for God and my country," King Saha concluded.
Many have responded on his timeline letting him know that he misunderstood the message Bebe Cool was trying to put across, he did not diss him in anyway, instead, it's him (Saha) who is dissing.
According to King Saha, Bebe was supposed to be motivating the young artistes like Saha who are also hard working, but to his surprise, Bebe is bent on the 'Pull him down' PHD syndrome, thus attracting an equally hard response from King Saha.
We are watching the space to see how Wale Wale and Gundeeze go down cheered by Old Skool, Wah Kinda woman star, Bebe Cool.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
It all started with a post on social media that Chameleone and Kenya's Jaguar of the Kigeugeu fame were involved in a fight, but Chamelone was quick to clear the space saying, 'Monkeys' were behind that post.
"Am sorry to be a bit rigid but also glad to express my gratitude to all those with positive minds to support good works with good intentions."
"There is a group of MONKEYS doing efforts on pulling down a LEGEND!!!!! My story was made of good works and Loyalty to everyone relevant in my struggle."
"You are plainly declaring your weakness by promoting false allegations on how I was beaten in Nairobi. I am fully charged to show the difference between King and Prince."
I say again, work on your brand and put mine aside because I am the man you dream to be someday, Chameleone concluded. He then went on to remind his fans of the Wale Wale Double Trouble concert that will be taking place on Labour Day, May 01, 2015 at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.
On that day, King Saha will also be performing at Freedom City live in the Gundeeze concert, so, Chameleone said that while we will be Kyadondo, Saha will be at Freedom City.
This reminds us of the day when Rema and Juliana held their concerts on the same day, since then, Rema has never looked back.
It remains to be seen how this will go down with both the 'heavy weight' and King Saha charging the same price; 10,000/- and 30,000/- for VIP.
Sunday, 29 March 2015
His brother died two weeks back and as part of the grieving process, he has released a tribute song dubbed AK47. May be this is what will help him to deal with the devastating loss but as he was still getting to terms with that, death came knocking again taking his close pal, Lwasa.
Lwasa was very instrumental at the AK47 funeral, as seen in the pic, he was next to Chameleone. He died in a car accident as their Toyota Noah car, UAS..E series collided with another on their way from a burial. He died shortly after.
"Just the other day, you were protecting me at Emma's burial, now you're gone, may your soul rest in peace," Judith Heard wrote.
In a related development, Bebe Cool has thanked all his fans who were there for the fallen Gagamel member.
"I want to thank all members of Gagamel family for the time you have put in to be there to comfort our fellow sister and sojah Stella and her family during this trying time of the loss of our fellow member Faith Tushabe(RIP) till her final resting home."
Friday, 27 March 2015
Star singer Jose Chameleone has released a tribute song to his fallen brother, AK47. In the song, Chameleone sings about his life with AK47 and their musical journey. The AK47 song by Chameleone was produced by Paddy Man.
"The only way we can show love to friends we lost is remembering them. From my heart I took every moment and wrapped it in this Tribute to my Friend, Brother and Soldier AK47. How I wish we can all have peace at heart to let this young fallen soldier rest in peace.
Unlike the heartless media that is depending on his fate like vultures in the name of making more sales and shamelessly walking home after disrespecting the dead. Lets bow down to culture like African people as we keep forgiveness and peace prevail.
I remember every moment we shared, I Pray and Hope that one day we will meet again."
The Miliano singer also includes Jeff Kiwa in the lyrics...Jeff Kiwa once managed Jose Chameleone and just recently, he fell out with Chameleone's brother, Weasel and Moze Radio and at the time of his death, AK47 was signed to Team No Sleep, a crew managed by Jeff Kiwa.
On the night of Mar 16, Emmanuel Mayanja alias AK47 collapsed in the washrooms of DeJavu, a pub owned by Jeff Kiwa. It should also be recalled that before AK47 joined Team No Sleep, he was under Jose Chameleone's Leone Island, so in the tribute song, there is a line where Chameleone says; "Jeff Kiwa AK47 Wamutwaala", loosely translated as Jeff Kiwa took AK47.
Is Chameleone implying that Jeff Kiwa took over from him to manage AK47 or otherwise, It's only him to explain what he meant in the lyrics, but the mere fact that Jeff Kiwa appears in the tribute song, speak volumes.
Friday, 20 March 2015
It’s 19hrs from the time dance-hall musician, AK47, was laid to rest but work on the shell house he left is in progress. The windows have been fixed with very fine glass, bricks that are required for the remaining job plus 50 bags of cement have already been delivered at the site.
AK47 baby mama, Maggie Kiwesi, has thanked all those that contributed towards the noble cause. The house which is located in Sseguku –Katale will be complete in two weeks according to Mr. Gerald Mayanja, the father to the deceased.
Balaam Barugahare together with Mr. Benon Kibuuka of Uganda Music and Performing Arts Promoters Association coordinating the process of ensuring that this house is habitable in the shortest time possible.
Mr. Mayanja assured the mother of AK47’s children that the house is for his grand children and no one will take it away from them unless when she chooses to sell it, but even then, the proceeds will still benefit the children.
President Museveni contributed shs10m/- that was handed in cash to Mr. Mayanja.
Friday, 20 March 2015
Following the death of AK47, it was a ''public holiday'' for some schools like Lweza SSS that are next to the parish where the memorial service was held, the students did not attend class that day as they were paying their last respects to Chameleone's young brother, Emmanuel Mayanja.
The students together with some locals were seen running in all directions just to see which star had come to grace the occasion, Pallaso and his US based wife arrived a bit late for the Wednesday service, but making their way through the crowd was no easy task.
On Thursday, the day AK47 was to be laid to rest, people lined up along the roadside just see off a long convoy of mostly black SUV's plus the hearse vehicles making their way to Mityana. Chameleone was using the black range rover, which he recently gave to Daniella, but, under tight security as the majority of mourners had never gotten the chance to be that close to him, the majority wanted a handshake moment with their star.
Mean looking bouncers armed with huge sticks were seen struggling with the crowd to try and pave way and in some instances, they could even beat those that proved to be a nuisance. "We have come to pay our last respects and all you do is to beat us," One was over heard.
Chameleone has been worked up from Monday, the time when his brother collapsed and to avoid causing a scene at the funeral, Chameleone opted to keep indoors as the burial went on, of course, to avoid more drama and problems.
Some mourners wanted to force their way into the house where Chameleone had taken refuge, but they could not beat the security.
Meanwhile, mourners were shocked by the state of the Mayanja's ancestral home. A family of four musicians; Chameleone, Weasel, AK47 (rip) and Pallaso, they ought to have put up a better structure. Matters were made worse when the MC cautioned mourners from using the latrine lest they end up with another problem all together, they resorted to using the nearby bush.
Thursday, 19 March 2015
The final postmortem report in the AK47-Death is yet to be made public but before they can do that, police is hunting down a one Milton Mumbere, a cleaner at Dejavu pub.
"We want him to shed light on the circumstances leading to AK 47’s death, since all accounts indicate that he is the one who saw AK 47 on the washroom’s floor and alerted friends, " KMP spokesperson, Patrick Onyango said.
"Unfortunately he has no phone so we have not traced him yet, since the bar was closed to carry out investigations," Onyango added.
A memorial service for the fallen singer was yesterday held at Lweza parish and was attended by people of all walks of life. Traffic on Entebbe highway was halted as the convoy made it's way from the church to Sseguku Katale, where a night vigil was to be held.
Chameleone, using his official facebook profile informed his followers that burial is slated for 4:00pm.
"Thanks to Everybody standing with us in such a painful time. More thanks to those that attended the Mass at St.Joseph Catholic Church Lweza as we prayed for the soul of a young fallen soldier. Burial is tomorrow (TODAY) at 4:00pm in Mityana RIP #AK47"
Meanwhile, during the memorial service, Mzee Mayanja expressed his dissatisfaction with the youth who went on to vandalise cars in and around the National Theatre where AK47's body was for public viewing. Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango has confirmed the arrest of some of them.
From National Theatre, they walked to Mzee Sentamu's home in Sseguku but along the way, they picked whatever they could from unsuspecting individuals in the name of seeing off their colleague.
Chameleone's dad concluded that if they continue at that rate, by the time they are 50 plus plus, Uganda will be in trouble, but he did not mince his words, he clearly told them that they were bad mannered recalling how they fought for porridge at his home.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Chameleone was the first to take to the podium saying that he had shed all the tears there was for him, and now, all he was doing was to comfort the rest during the hard times.
Pallaso - He was next to the podium speaking on behalf of Team No Sleep which him, Sheebah, King Saha and now Akay the late are signed to. In his message, he thanked Jose Chameleone for having brought the mic to the family which all of them have emulated so well.
He also asked for forgiveness from his elder brother for the wrongs he had done before talking about Akay who he fondly referred to as Emma. Pius Mayanja aka told the mourners that they had a lot to share while growing up. He also revealed how Ak47 was forced to perform at gunpoint in South Sudan for several days, but still managed to come back only to die in this way.
Gerald Mayanja - Their dad said he was strong after one of his grand child told him that; "We will meet Emma in heaven," and for that reason alone, he was strong all through. Mzee Mayanja thanked all the mourners for their respective efforts in the funeral arrangements before turning to his fallen son, who was the youngest of his children.
"Of all my children, Emma was the only one who calls me, checks on me and also sends me mobile money regularly.. Even on coming home and he is armed with 50k, he would at least let me have 20k."
"From what I've seen in the last two days, I wonder what Uganda will be with the sort of youth we have, there is every need to change your behaviour, otherwise it's wanting..."
AK47's Mother - Thank you all and the artists for the input in my son's funeral. My children were bright but sturbon, so they did not go past A-level, so the locals could refer to them as ''Abadongo" that they were useless, but from what i've seen today, "Abadongo" are very useful people and young as Emma was, he is being given a decent send off.
AK47, Baby Mama - I'm going to take care of the twins and the 2-year-old boy and I'm also appealing to all those who may have Emma's children to bring them, I will take good care of them. AKay was not a fighter and we were God fearing in fact at the time of his death, he had just recorded a gospel song though the fans had not yet got wind of it but it will soon be on air.
At about 2:00pm, the service ended. They then proceeded to Mzee Mayanja's home in Sseguku Katale for the vigil. AK47 will be buried in Mityana on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
The postmortem report for the fallen dance-hall singer, AK47, is out and it reveals, the 25-year-old died from drug overdose. His skull cracked as a result of the fall.
Akay was pronounced dead at Nsambya Hospital after he was rushed to the health facility on collapsing in the washrooms of DeJavu Pub, it has since been closed to pave way for investigations in the case filed under; SD:101/13/2015.
Akay's mom does not believe in the postmortem report but also, she was quick to add, even if I reject, will it make a difference, let my son rest in peace!
His dad, Gerald Mayanja is seeking an audience with Diamond Oscar and a one DJ Bobby who were with AKay on the fateful night at Dejavu, a bar owned by Team No Sleep's manager, Jeff Kiwa. Akay and his brother Pallaso are members of Team No Sleep.
At the time of his death, he had recorded a gospel song, 'Ndimulokole', which means; 'I'm a Born Again' it was to be premiered end of this month at Club Silk, but that has not come to pass.
Meanwhile, fans, friends and relatives converged at National Theatre to pay their last respects to the Kagawandagaza singer. They waited in the scorching sun for hours to mourn the talented artist and by 5:00pm, it's when the A-Plus Mercedes hearse which was transporting the body arrived at the cultural centre where the body will spend the night.
At some point, the lines were stretching all the way to Dewington road and UBC offices. Radio and TV stations were the whole of Tuesday playing AK47's music, the majority of callers were requesting for his music.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Emmanuel Mayanja Hammertone alias AK47 or Akay died on Monday night after collapsing in the wash rooms of Dejavu, a pub in Kansaga where he had gone to ease himself. Chameleone's young brother was found bleeding at about 8:00pm, he was rushed to Nsambya hospital but later pronounced dead.
His body is now at Mulago hospital for a postmortem and will later be taken to National Theatre for viewing.
Tributes from family:
Chameleone - Death has robbed us of Emmanuel Mayanja also known as AK 47. To all our friends May God Give us All strength to stand in such a trying time. My Brother you have Gone too soon. RIP
Pallaso - Dear heavenly God my heart is falling apart .. My world is crumbled !! I just lost my best friend, my brother, my refuge, the one person that knows every thing about me and I could swear I know everything about him.. We together both raised each other.. The world has lost one of the greatest Angels to ever live.. My young brother Emmanuel Mayanja to many's favorite as Ak 47 is dead!! Go d please wake me up the pain is too song!!
Humphrey Mayanja - We have gathered at 218 RangeWay Rd Unit 213 Billerica Massachusetts United States for Mayanja Emmanuel's vigil tonight.
Weasel - RIP Bro Gone too soon
Monday, 16 March 2015
Star singer Jose Chameleone is in Kenya on a Maisha Superstar project. He is expected to stay there for at least 8 weeks. However, other than having to hire vehicles, the Miliano singer had to ship in his Escalade which he will use while there.
Business came to a standstill when Chamili packed his monster ride on a street in Nairobi. The car was surrounded by fans as some recorded the moment on their cell phones, others opting to take pics. This was the same drama that Zari caused when she packed Ivan's Lamborghini at Garden City in Kampala some time back.
Last week, police held a press conference and noted on how they had finalized plans to arrest him but this has not aafected the singer's schedule, he is going about with his chores normally.
"Contrary to what is going on, the music won't stop," Chameleone wrote. He then went on to share his latest collabo, Only You which he did with Nigeria's Pato Ranking.
Chameleone also has another song with a Nigerian artist which takes you back to the Lingala days, it was said on one local TV station that it's trending in Nigeria, but were are yet to confirm that.
Monday, 09 March 2015
Star singer, Jose Chameleone is back in the country after a few days in Nairobi where he was on a Maisha Super Star project. He came back on Friday. Leone Island members were at the airport to receive him.
Last week, the DPP, Mike Chibita, ordered that the Chameleone-Karamagi file be re-opened following the evidence that was provided by the late Karamagi's father, Major Benedict Kyamanywa. Police is also waiting for a written instruction to effect the arrest.
A few days back, singer Desire Luzinda was arrested at the airport by Immigration officials when she came back from Congo Brazaville. This was done because Desire had snubbed several calls leaving authorities with no choice but to arrest her in such a manner.
On Women's day, the 'Wale Wale' singer was able to celebrate women's day be recognising the two women in his life, mother and wife, Daniella, as he explains;
"Blessed with mother is one, blessed with a loving and caring wife is incomparable.You never go to your mother to complain about a thing!! Daniella, Happy Women's Day."
Meanwhile, his brothers, Pallaso and Akay spent women's day with the parents discussing the way forward on his impending arrest.
Friday, 06 March 2015
The Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, has said that star singer Jose Chameleone is not above the law. "All we are waiting for is a written instruction from the DPP's office and we will go on to have him arrested."
"Today, I spoke to the officer in charge of this case and he told me that he still has the file and also waiting for further instructions," The Police spokesperson said during a press conference held at CPS on Thursday.
Robert Karamagi's father, Maj Benedict Kyamanywa, told journalists on Thursday that he continues to be haunted by his son on the progress of the case, so this time around, he will follow the matter to the very end to ensure that justice prevails.
Many had started wondering why the case that was closed in 2012 is coming up now, but Major Benedict explained that having been on AMISOM duties in Somalia, he did not have enough time to pursue the case, but now he has.
"I can hardly rest due to the constant nightmares," Major Kyamanywa added. When the case was closed, he was not told what had transpired, so on coming back to the country, he demanded to see the Director of Public Prosecution, Michael Chibita, who in turn discovered some flaws in the way the case was handled, thus ordering for the re-opening of the file.
Chameleone will now have to report to Katwe police station to respond to the new evidence that Karamagi's father has provided. It's said that Chameleone doused Karamagi with aviation fuel and then set him ablaze.
The star singer is yet to comment on the matter. His last post on facebook profile was on Mar 3 when he was communicating about his latest collabo, Only You, with Nigerian star, Pato Rankings.
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has ordered the arrest of star singer Jose Chameleone over the death of a one Robert Karamagi who was allegedly torched from the singers' home in Sseguku. The crime happened on December 26, 2012.
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Fresh details have emerged in the Chameleone-Karamagi case. The DPP, Michael Chibita, has ordered that the file be re-opened following more incriminating evidence that was forwarded by the deceased's father Maj. Benedict Kyamanywa who has all along been in Somalia on state duties.
"Before his death, Karamagi who was happy to see me explained how he came to be in that situation that it was not true he was trying to kill himself, but he had been doused with aviation fuel and then set ablaze," Maj. Benedict said.
The DPP also faulted the Katwe DPC for mishandling this case, for example, they did not communicate to the late Karamagi's family members why it was decided that the file be closed.
This is coming at the time when the Wale Wale singer is preparing for 'Wale Wale Double Trouble' that will be held at Lugogo Cricket Oval on May 01, 2015.
Thursday, 19 February 2015
"Happiness can be described in a smile on your face. But can also be described by the happiness and smile on the face of the few that smile about who you are no matter what the world might think of you. We all express love in special ways."
"You deserve so much more in life Mrs. Mayanja, for now my gratitude can be expressed like this, enjoy your ride First Lady, " Chameleone wrote while sharing the pic of Daniella and their daughter leaning on the black Ranger Rover Sport.
Sunday, 11 January 2015
Jose Chameleone, otherwise referred to as Milliano has shocked his fans in an 18-sec-video in which he cuts his left index finger and as if that is not cruel enough, he sucks the blood.
The video was captioned with these words; "Don't scare me, well equipped for 2015, Leaone Island Music Empire."
Monday, 29 December 2014
Bebe Cool has always had issues with Bobi Wine and Chameleone but the year 2014 has seen a few things change. During the KCCA Carnival, Bebe Cool performed a Bobi Wine song only to reveal in some interview that he was paid $10,000 just to do that.
On Boxing Day, it was the annual Bebe Cool's Tondeka Ekiwatule show which was well attended just like other shows in the season, but the highlight of the event was when Chameleone came on stage to perform some of his hit songs.
Moments later, the music was stopped as the two stars, Bebe and Chameleone hugged and cracked jokes leaving fans screaming wild. Bebe Cool hinted on a music battle with Jose Chameleone whom he says he helped to start up his music career but now boasts of being the number one in the country.
This is not surprising bearing in mind that last week, while appearing on a local TV station, Bebe Cool made it clear that this year has been very bad for Bobi Wine. "Chameleone has Wale Wale to compete with Love You Everyday but what hit song has Bobi Wine got this year?," Bebe asked.
In the same interview, Bebe Cool recalled of how he was thumped by Chameleone at Club Rouge a few years back.
Short of that, the show went on very well and was largely peaceful. Artistes like Maro, Hindu Asha, David Lutalo, Keko and Big Eye among others performed.
Monday, 22 December 2014
First, it was a One-Million-Show and for those who tried to complain, he told them that he had plans for a shs1,000 show, but this particular one was for those who could afford.
As it turned out or as expected, not many of the 1M/- tickets were sold forcing him to introduce a new pricing package that saw the tickets drop to 500,000 and 200,000.
His reason for the price reduction was that he wanted many people to be part of the show.
Security was tight at the venue and this was expected anyway now that the First Lady was the Chief Guest. The show was dedicated to improving communities in Karamoja, in fact some elders from Karamoja attended dressed in their regalia. Chameleone was backed up by Papa Cidy.
Chameleone's show was a class apart compared to other shows that were held on the same day. By virtue of the chief guest and the price, numbers were directly or indirectly affected. It's not clear how much was contributed from the First Lady office but the show was successful in it's own way. It was in a class of it's own. It's the first time the First Lady is attending a secular event.
The lighting, sound and the stage were top notch courtesy of Silk Events. Chameleone was able to attend the other two main parties, (White Party and Arab Money) that were being held elsewhere on the same day.
Bobi Wine, Barbie and Price Wasajja were some of the guests that attended the One-Man-show.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
On Tuesday afternoon, Chameleone and his wife, Daniella Atim, held a press conference for the One Man Show at Liquid Silk in Bugolobi.
The Milliano singer said that the recent price changes were aimed at accommodating as many fans as possible.
"This is for charity. I had complaints coming in from people that the sh1m fares were so high for them, so we decided not to leave others out, that is why we set different prices."
Tickets for the show now go for shs200,000, 500,000 and 1m.
I am not in this for money to buy a suit, because I own a suit. I am in this to help someone in Karamoja who needs water. So, that is why I would not mind how many fans manage to make it to the show, but those who manage to contribute to a good cause.
Sunday, 14 December 2014
On Saturday, Abba Marcus MAYANJA going by the stage name T-Rex held his first concert for the kids at Freedom City, it was massively attended.
He has always been backed up by his dad, but not this time as Chameleone was having performances in Dubai. However, Abba was not all by himself as his young brother, Alfa, was there to back him up.
Just like the saying goes, 'The Apple falls next to the tree'. I want to thank all fans and friends who turned up at Freedom City Kampala to support My Star, Abba Marcus aka T-REX. And you ABBA and ALFA for the greatness you showed. We as Leone Island Family are extremely proud of you. Never let anyone frown you whatsoever," Chameleone wrote.
He wrapped up his post with this tagline: "Only Losers Give Up."
In September, T-Rex launched his first single, Game Over, so if he can pull a crowd that big, the sky is the limit. Chameleone will also be filling up Victoria Hall at Serena in four days time after reducing the ticket fees to 200,000/-
Friday, 12 December 2014
Chameleone has been FORCED to slash ticket prices to more than a half. As expected the price of 1M/- attracted low ticket sales and low demand leaving the Wale Wale singer with no choice but to introduce new pricing packages, just like a chameleon that is known for changing it's colours.
Chameleone has now come up with Platinum, Gold and Silver packages. You can still pay the 1M/- if you so wish or settle for the next lower pack which is 0.5M or better still, the general happiness which goes for shs 200,000/-
Chameleone will be performing all his hit songs right from the days of Mama Mia to Wale Wale cum Milliano on Dec 18 at Kampala Serena Hotel.
The first lady of the Respublic of Uganda, Mrs Janet Museveni will grace the concert and part of the proceeds will go to the Karamoja communities where he shot his Wale-Wale video.
Friday, 05 December 2014
It's now less than two weeks to Chameleone's 'One Man, One Million One Show' which will see all the guests in attendance part with UGX 1,000,000/- just to see the music doctor perform all his hit songs in the last 14 years.
"With a Million shillings, we can change the lives of more than a Million people in need," Chameleone notes on his wall. Part of the proceeds from the show will go towards helping communities in Karamoja.
The First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Mrs. Janet Museveni will grace the show. "I would also like to inform you that she has accepted to be present at the concert which is in part intended to raise support for the improvement of people's lives in Karamoja," Reads in part the letter accepting Chameleone's invitation.
Interestingly, more events will be taking place on that day. At the Imperial Royale Hotel, Fun Factory will be cracking ribs at 50k while Tanzania's Diamond Platnumz will be at Guvnor for the Zari Ciroc All White Party proving why he was a force to reckon at the recently concluded Channel O Music Video Awards.
Still on that day, The Arab Money party will be held at Cayenne Lounge in Bukoto. The organisers say it will be a lavish unforgettable night bringing it's unique blend of glamour, style and elegance to the city.
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
It's one thing to have a facebook profile and another to have it verified.
The list of verified facebook accounts in Uganda is increasing by the day with the very latest being Desire Luzinda. President Museveni, Capital FM's Flavia Tumusiime, artiste Angella Katatumba and actress Mariam Ndagire are the others whose accounts are verified. Maurice Kirya prominently features on the verified list as the only male artist.
Any dealings with a verified account means that you are dealing directly with that person or someone authorized to operate that account. Comedienne Anne Kansiime is a 'Ninja' just like her tag line. She is Uganda's most liked person on Facbook with over 500,000 followers/likes.
Angella Katatumba closely follows with about 350k followers. We also have facebook profiles that are yet to be verified and these include; Bebe Cool (278, 765 likes), Chameleone (192,071likes), Juliana (209,174 likes) and Bobi Wine with 73,552 likes.
A verified account will save your fans from being fleeced. Days before Desire Luzinda's account was verified, her fans lost money after responding to calls from fake ''Desire Luzinda'' accounts that the singer was soliciting for money she will use for the photo scandal court case. She was forced to report the matter to police.
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Akay has switched to playing doubles. Chameleone's young brother and his better half welcomed twins on Friday.
"Life is two-riffic with twins!! Canaan Ace n Connie Allard welcome to my world. God touched our hearts so deep inside, our special blessings multiplied," Akay tweeted.
"Congs my brother Salongo, " Weasel wrote. Meanwhile, his ex, who happens to be Weasel's current girlfriend is about to give birth.
"Hats off for my brother Kagawandagazza Akay !! Ladies & gentle men the first Twins in the Mayanja family are here !! Congratulations I cant wait to meet them already, " Pallaso wrote.
In a related development, Pallaso's wife and child went back to the US yesterday after getting a feel of UG.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
The Gyobera singer, Irene Ntale is in studio with the number one music doctor, Jose Chameleone working on their next track, Easy. The Swangz Av. signed singer has already two songs with Bebe Cool, Love Letter and Addiction.
Other songs by Irene Ntale include Onomwana, Olindaba, Smile Uganda among others.
The issue of doing a collobaration song with Jose Chameleone has been a tricky one. Melody, Iryn Namubiru, Leila Kayondo are some of the few artistes that have had that chance, and now Irene Ntale joins that line up.
Last week, they were in Kawempe recording the video for the Easy song.
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Dr. Jose Chameleone's wife, Daniella Atim Mayanja, has turned 29 today!
"You bring joy to my life,You are my Best friend my life and Joy. Together With Abba,Alfa,Alba,Amma and the Leone Island Family we wish you a Happy Birthday Mrs. Mayanja Atim Daniella, You are the love of my life," Chameleone wrote on his wall.
Last year, Chameleone's present for Daniella on her birthday was an airticket to Bahamas, more of it here; (Travel to Bahamas as Birthday Present for Daniella).
The mom of four was last spotted on Friday at the Kampala Serena Hotel during the premiere of LUZIRA - Escape from Uganda where Chameleone acts as Don Dada.
The Wale Wale singer is equally busy with rehearsals for the One Million Show that will be taking place on December 18. Fans who are up for the show have continued putting money aside. One of them has at least raised shs0.8m and was hoping that if the figure is lowered slightly, he could access the venue, but while appearing on one of the local TV's, Chameleone was clear, if you don't have 1m/- please don't come.
Given that price, Chameleone is certainly going to perform all his hits in the last 14 years ranging from the days of Mama Mia, Bei Kali through to Technology, Bayuda, Vumilia to now Wale Wale.
Saturday, 01 November 2014
October is over, and the month had sad and interesting gossip stories from the Ugandan perspective.
Bebe Cool Dedicates Love You Everyday to the President for the good things he has done.
Joe in Town - American RnB singer was in town though he was looking relatively old compared to his last visit, some fans thought he was not the real Joe.
Cindy's Wallet - Went missing from Club Ambiance, and according to her, the prime suspect was Producer Kays, though Chameleone later responded on this that while in club, you need to watch over your property because there are pickpockets and loose women everywhere.
Bad Black's Skin -Shanita Namuyimbwa appeared in court this month but a close look at her skin revealed that it was tending to it's original black color, could the bleaching effects be taking shape?, may be not.
The month included the Kampala Capital City Authority festival or carnival and this was taken by Bebe Cool who decided to perform Bobi Wine's songs leaving his fans and Bobi's very excited.
Sitya Loss star on BBC - The best thing Kenzo has done this year is to globe-trot plus enjoying his Sitya Loss Youtube views take over any Ugandan video. It's in this month that Kenzo appeared on BBC.
Zari - Farouk - Ivan - It has always been her show and she will do anything to claim her space. The mom of three, Zari reunited with Ivan Semwanga, the father of her three soldiers as she prefers to call them.
Strange but true, Actor John Segawa lost his dreadlocks that he had been with for the last 12 years in the month of October 2014 when thugs raided his house, beat him up and left him for dead.
Bebe Cool threw his weight behind Ellah and indeed, he was the happiest when Esther Akankwasa was evicted. But the pint-sized model did not have kind words for him on coming back.
The drama then crossed to Judith Heard who was hanging out with Emmanuel Adebayor making a field day for Urban TV's Luswata. It was too much that when Judith Heard met Mary Luswata, a fight was expected, but surprisingly, all was well.
Businessman Kasiwukira was murdered and in the morning of the day he was to be buried, Big Eye's car was torched.
WizKid in Town - It was the Guinness VIP All Black party and BET award winner, WizKid was the main performer. On the sides of his visit, he recorded a video with Radio and Weasel. It 's there that Sheila Gashumba got a chance to interview WizKid. Word started doing rounds that the two had had a thing.
Frank Gashumba came to the rescue of his daughter, Sheila, and started calling people piglets and so on...
Miss Uganda - Leah Kalanguka robbed Gashumba of his limelight by taking over social networks. Most Ugandans were not happy with the choice of this year's Miss Uganda claiming that she was not all that........but wait a second, going by the local and international coverage, she could be the next L'upita Nyongo..
Radio Consultant, Joel Isabirye took over with his wife Rebecca Jjingo. First, his life was in danger and in the end, he had dragged his now ex-wife to police for having stolen his shs 30m. Screen shots of the couple's interaction tried to grab the lime light but, that was just that Desire had taken over.
As the month was ending, Desire was arrested for failing to pay shs 16M debt. Seya was able to save her from being taken to jail, but when she came out to tell her story, she put all the blame on Franklin. This did not go well with Franklin who went on rampage and released the singer's nud# pics.
Wednesday, 08 October 2014
Last Saturday, Cindy was one of the performers at the Inter University Fresher's Ball in Bakuli, Club Ambience. All was well up to the time she went on stage to perform. On coming back, she realised that her money purse was missing.
The top suspects were the people she shared the table with that included Producer Kayz and Chameleone's guard only known as PJ. Cindy used her wall to ask who stole her wallet between the Producer and Chamili's security guard.
Chameleone has been forced to respond, four days later, below is his full post which was backed up by a "Be Aware of Loose Women and Pick Pockets" pic.
"I should put this clear to whosoever is concerned, We are all parasites to nature and I accept fair parasites.But I am not pleased by anybody that dies to share who I am to build their dream. I want to respect you if there is a chance.NOT because you want me to. Funny is even the weak are professionals in weakness."
"All they do is plan how to survive like hyenas next to Simba!!! Honestly I love fair games and next time you carry your purse, carry the one to carry it too! I won't be watching my Fans and your business .Take a leaf, all you putting energy to such rubbish, buy a hoe, plant pine in the next ten years you will be happy to take my advice. Don't put your energy to little things and little on your future."
He then went on to share a youtube link for his latest Wale Wale video. It's ten days short of two months to the time when Chameleone will be holding his 1,000,000/- concert at Serena Hotel in Kampala.
Monday, 29 September 2014
He first inspired all his siblings into music and now, it's his children emulating what he does best. Chameleone's son, Abba Marcus Mayanja is set to release his very first single dubbed 'Game Over'. Abba has featured on Chameleone's Tubonge and Badilisha concerts doing justice to the guitar.
Talk of music running in the family. Chameleone's fans are eagerly waiting for the song. Meanwhile, Bebe Cool's eldest son, Allan Byamukama Ssali is also into music. He recently launched his Bundu song.
Monday, 15 September 2014
In a 16 sec vid, Chameleone says; "My property is my property muah muaaaaaaahhh haters go and hang yourselves."
This follows reports that Daniella had left the top star after Annette, a side dish claimed that she was carrying his second baby.
Moze Radio and a fan from Zimbabwe were among the over 8,000 fans that liked the pic the couple shared after clearing the space. Daniella was all smiles. Meanwhile, their son, Abba Marcus Mayanja turned 9 yesterday, the music doctor used his wall to send out a birthday message.
"We have always been grateful to God for his endless blessings upon us.Today is your 9th birthday, which reminds us of how we are blessed with a gifted, loving and caring son like you. We are proud of you, May God guide and protect you as you live to blow countless candles, Happy Birthday!"
Sunday, 07 September 2014
Katumba Shaffic aka Katsha, popular for his Sushi game has paid over 50 million as his contribution for the One Million show. Chameleone who could not hide his excitement took to his wall, and this is what he said;
"When we said its ONE MAN, ONE NIGHT, ONE SHOW, ONE MILLION, We meant that we are calling the able ones to come and support music Uganda to the fullest! It's Ugandan Pride if you live and love Uganda. Thanks to "PRESIDENT"KATSHA De Bank. Representing South Africa to the fullest!!! $20,000 to the ONE MILLION night. 18th December is the showdown."
Chameleone's show is One Million per head, but Katsha De Bank as he prefers to call himself paid 52 million, the equivalent of 52 tickets (face value is 1 Million) implying that he paid 51 million in excess.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Andrew Felix Kaweesi and Tito Tong are among the notables confirmed for the December show.
Monday, 25 August 2014
First things first, Samira Tumi seems to be the most beautiful thing that has happened to brothers Douglas Mayanja aka Weasel and Emmanuel Mayanja, formerly AK47, now Akay.
AK47 is not a happy man on learning that he will not end up together with Samira as he explains.
"Weasel came to me asking for Samira to be featured in one of his videos, which was okay with me. Unfortunately, around the end of last year, they became so close. I was hurt though I thought, Samira would come back given the love I had for her. The next thing I heard was that they were staying together in Makindye, Kizungu zone. Some sources say she is pregnant, it is then that I gave up..."
Emmanuel Mayanja adds that they actually did not inform him about the ceremony that saw Chameleone, Moze Radio plus others going to meet Samira's parents in Jinja. On learning about it, I sent them this message; (AK 47 Blesses Weasel and Samira).
Weasel who is currently in London wondered how AK47 could go on claiming that he took his girlfriend. "All he told me was that they were just friends and not lovers.."
In spite of all that, my heart is with Samira, because with her, I have peace at heart,Weasel concluded.
Chameleone Speaks Out;
Their elder brother, Jose Chameleone says that AK47 has not approached him on the matter but if at all their any issues, then our parents are in the best position to address this rather sensitive issues. Chameleone also expressed shock as to why AK47 was interested in Samira and yet he has other girl friends.
I went to Jinja because Weasel asked me to, besides, he had introduced Samira to me something that AK47 has never done, Chameleone concluded.
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Last Friday, was the 'Every One Charity Concert' at Hotel Africana with over 10 artistes slated to perform. Bobi Wine, Moze Radio, Weasel and Peter Miles were some of the artistes who performed to empty chairs.
Many learnt of this concert during the press conference, which was held just a day before the D-day.
Entrance fee was 20K for the general happiness, 50K VIP and 1.5m for platinum, but there were just a handful of revellers.
Chameleone was supposed to perform but he snubbed the show. He was at Freedom City on Entebbe road, where the crowd was getting physically fit with sounds of Big Eye in his very first concert which was massively attended.
Monday, 11 August 2014
A list of 100 celebrities was last Friday released by New Vision and comedian Anne Kansiime was ranked number one on the list followed by Angella Katatumba. Bebe Cool, Chameleone and Juliana followed in that order.
The list mainly comprised of musicians, radio and TV presenters. socialites, sportsmen and women, comedians among others.
Responding to one publication that had expressed shock over Chameleone being beaten by Anne, the Wale Wale singer said; "Celebrity and popular are two different things."
Again, Chameleone was asked about his rank internationally, now that Eddy Kenzo was proving to be a force to reckon, he said that he was not sure about that but would comment after a team that is investigating that development gets back to him, otherwise, when it comes to numbers, he is no longer number one but numberless.
Chameleone will be live at serena Hotel on December 18, 2014 and the amount to access Serena that night will be 1,000,000/- shillings per head.
Thursday, 07 August 2014
Our local celebs have been showcasing one thing or the other lately, if it's not their nud# bodies, it's baby bumps, flat tummies, booties, rides and so on, but Chameleone is doing it differently and that is by handling a wad of cash.
The Wale Wale singer was a few days spotted at Serena Hotel with Shs 80 million after selling 80 tickets for his December 18 One Million Show. When Chameleone announced his concert date and price, Bebe Cool released posters for his Best of Bebe Cool show indicating packages way higher than Chameleone's.
For example, he has the VIP going for 3 million, the xTRa Large going for 5 million and the general happiness which is 50,000, but these could change hours before the concert. Payment at the entrance will be 100,000/- according to insider sources, so for affordable tickets, better to try your luck today.
Chameleon's is a single payment plan, so there's no need to rush as the price is strictly one million, no more no less.
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Chameleone's Shs 1,000/- show in the offing
After announcing the One-Million-Show slated for this December, Chameleone's fans went up in arms saying this was not right. One of them recalled of how he got his current wife from a Chameleone concert and today, they are blessed with a baby boy. The Chameleone ardent fan adds that he has never missed any concert by the music doctor but with the one million charge, he will gladly miss this one.
Just like many of Chameleone fans out there, they say that one million shillings for a show is way too much. It's against this background that Chameleone has decided to come up with a charity show of shs 1,000/- per head that will cater for those who will miss the Serena show details of which Chamili will communicate later.
"Started as a Rumour, I CONFIRM now!!! The sky has never been no limit!!! For my folks that will miss out on this SHOWDOWN, Never worry there is another charity do coming up soon!! 1 man ,1 show,1 thousand. Those up for this, We are Loading Ugandan music on Record," Chameleone wrote on his wall confirming the developments.
But even after hinting on the 1K/- show, some fans are like that is even worse, it will be so crowded...! During these shows, Chameleone will be performing with some of the artistes he has collaborated with like Papa Cidy, Radio and Weasel to mention but a few.
Monday, 07 July 2014
Bebe Cool has once again brought back the Neighbour (A,B) 'wars'. Two years back, these wars were about cribs, boats and lyrical attacks, but now, Serena Hotel has turned out to be the battle ground. It should be noted at this point that Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) banned all outdoor concerts making Serena Hotel a preferred venue for concerts.
Since April, Bebe Cool has been preparing for his Best of Bebe Cool (BBC) concert that will be held next month at Serena Hotel, Kampala. During his Unplugged show at Club Silk recently, Jose Chameleone revealed that he will be having a show on December 19, 2014 and the charge per head will be shs 1M/-, a price that has set tongues wagging, but Chameleone says it's not a show for those who cannot afford.
Bebe Cool has now invited 'A'-Chameleone and 'B'-Bobi Wine to his concert as there is quite a lot for them to learn when it comes to stage performances and singing. In his post, Bebe Cool says:
"My neighbor A n B, it is at this point that I warn you that u should book your tables now for the 8th AUG BBC-888 coz the way things r going, it would be unfair if I don't warn u that the tables r getting finished yet on that day, there is a lot for u to learn when it comes to singing/performing and am opening a new page/chapter. I know one of the two is not SERENA material but it's good for u to learn from the BEST."
The 'Wale Wale' singer and the One Love Beach proprietor are yet to respond to Neighbour 'C'. Watch this space!
Thursday, 03 July 2014
Details of how Chameleone came up with the idea of the 'One Million Show' have emerged.
Two weeks back, Chameleone was spotted with East Africa's richest man, and number 24 in Africa, Sudhir Ruparelia busy chatting the evening away and the billionaire whose net worth is $1.1Bn as of today gave him a few ideas.
Now that concerts are slowly becoming more of an indoor as opposed to an outdoor affair, many patrons who have otherwise been missing out for different reasons are going to start embracing these shows. Sudhir Ruparelia whose conglomerate is spreading to Rwanda after Crane Bank opened a branch there will be one of the notables on the 'One Man One Night One show' slated for the December 19, 2014.
Chameleone also had a message for any doubting Thomas out there:
"I have never asked or even debated with any business institution how they determine their prices of their commodities. The One man, One Night, One Show, is NOT for anybody below affordance. Honestly, it's for the loyal fans and the crowd that can't come to the other usual venues."
Assuming the billionaire pays for just one person from each of the companies that he owns (taking care of the partners too) the numbers would already be adding up.
Chameleone concluded: "But I'm also very glad it's the doubtful ones debating about it and doing me free advertisement unknowingly."
Tuesday, 01 July 2014
Launch: Chameleone Photos
The Tubonge star singer, Jose Chameleone, is such a busy artiste. Last Thursday, after his Unplugged show at Club Silk where he shared a stage with Radio and Weasel, he went for a performance in Tanzania the following day. Remember, this is the very country where he got a serious leg injury in 2008, but trust the Vumilia singer, he will always be there for his fans.
During the Unplugged show, Chameleone announced that he will hold a 'One Man, One Show, One Stage, One Million' concert at Serena Hotel on December 19, 2014 and patrons will be paying shs 1.000,000/- just like his name seems to suggest when he is not changing colour. This will be the most expensive show ever in the history of Uganda music.
Given the timing, Kampala will be flooded with lots of 'Ba Summers' who will be on holiday for the festive season, though we will be watching that space to see how the music heavy weight pulls it off at that price.
Juliana and Desire have given Serena a try and they all have their experiences about the' new trend' on the block and next month, Bebe Cool will be in the same venue.
Meanwhile, Chameleoene's new manager ensures that his artiste reserves all the energy for stage performances to the point that he won't even allow him carry the hand luggage.
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Weasel is my brother, Moze Radio is my friend, I love them both - Chameleone.
Club Venom was fully packed for the Jose Chameleone Amplified night. Bobi Wine and Barbie graced the event. A host of other artistes that included; Micki Wine, Khalifa Aganaga and Coco Finger among others were the curtain raisers.
The music doctor hit the stage doing his old and new songs as fans were singing and dancing along while others recorded the moment on their smart phones.
Then came that moment when he invited his brother Weasel Manizle to do the “Bomboclat” song which they did way back before the Goodlyfe Crew was formed.
Chameleone told the crowd that ‘blood is thicker than water’, they hugged and went on to do the Bomboclat song.
Then Moze Radio was invited to the stage sending the crowd into wild cheers, the three (Moze, Weasel and Chameleone) did ‘Talk and Talk’
Chameleone then called all the artistes that were in the house for a group photo. Papa Cidy, Bobi Wine, Weasel, Banjo Man, Coco Finger, BigEye, Micki Wine and Moze Radio were in the photo.
The trio then went on to perform their latest song ‘Tukikole Neera, Neera Neera’ and for a greater part of this song, Chameleone was carrying Weasel on his back and later Moze Radio.
He invited his Vice President, Papa Cidy to do their latest collaboration song, 'Nishike Mukononi. 'Mama Mia' that made some drunkards sober up was performed next. Chameleone wrapped up the show with Kipepeo but as the song was starting, Weasel again bounced back to do the starting lines.
Wednesday, 04 June 2014
Three Artists. One Song!
Moze Radio and Weasel who are from Rwanda have embarked on another project with Chameleone who has also been on a Tubonge tour in Europe.
The song will have the creative element of the three artists like it was in the case when the three were still together before breaking away from Chameleone to form The Goodlyfe Crew.
Tough times call for tough measures. With the Goodlyfe Crew having issues at the moment in their camp, Leone Island members that include Chameleone's brother, AK47, quitting the crew, Moze Radio, Weasel and Chameleone are paying heed to the call of fans.
Music lovers kept on telling them that all they want is music and not these fights that dominated front pages the whole of last week. Could this collaboration song be one of the steps to give the fans what they want, may be yes!
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Chameleone Speaks Out
Moze Radio started Monday Morning with a beating from his ex-manager, Jeff Kiwa who was arrested together with AK-47. They were released and a few hours later, another fight was reported at their Makindye based home prompting police to intervene again. This time around, Moze Radio was arrested.
Their mentor and music doctor who is on a Tubonge Tour in Europe and currently in Brussels has spoken out.
"As the year rolls, we are observing a number of events Musically, Socially and in every aspect, we are all trying to be better than what we were yesterday. I personally have been observing more the changes our industry is facing, whether positive or negative, we can always handle."
Earlier reports claimed that Chameleone had intimated on Moze Radio being the best singer in the Goodlyfe crew, an allegation he was quick to dispel.
"Personally I am not going to judge who is right, wrong, better, best etc and I request all people speaking on my behalf to STOP giving my opinion falsely."
"However, every one knows that I wasn't there when all this started and can't just come in between to Judge. As a brother who wishes the best for Gudlyf, I feel sorry for all that's happening. We have all been through hard times and challenges. All we can do now is wish them the best out of this."
Saturday, 17 May 2014
The 22nd edition of the international World Music Awards will be held on May 27, 2014 at the glamorous Monte Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco. The awards event will air on over 180 networks around the world.
Our very own Jose Chameleone has started off his Tubonge Europe Tour 2014 and will tonight be in Oslo, Norway. After his tour, the Tubonge star will wind up at Monte Carlo for the awards. Chameleone is nominated in the categories of 'Best Live Performer' and 'Best Male Artist'.
Other Ugandan nominees include, Moze Radio and Weasel. The show will have top music acts from around the globe. These awards are presented on sales merit plus voting on the internet by the public. The fans who vote and buy the records are the basis of determining the winners.
Each year, a hospital, school or orphanage is put in a place of need courtesy of the World Music Awards and this year, a second orphanage will be built in Haiti.
Monday, 05 May 2014
Last Saturday was the Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards (KTMA) 2014. Jose Chameleone's 'Tubonge' song was voted the best East African song. The star singer picked up the award himself as he was in TZ for two Tubonge live shows.
"We did it again! at Kilimanjaro Music Awards - Tubonge is the Best East African song, thanks everyone that voted for me," Chamelone tweeted.
Chameleone was on the line up of artistes at the Amaaso concert which had two of his brothers (Weasel and Pallaso) performing, but he could not make it. The singer sent his wife to represent him as noted in his earlier message.
"I wish Weasel and Radio of the Gudlyfe team a good evening at their concert 'Amaaso-Ntunga' at Hotel Africana, not forgetting Pallaso. First Lady Leone Island Music Empire will represent me, enjoy the show."
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
US based RnB and Reggae artist, Pius Mayanja, aka Pallaso is in town ahead of the Amaaso-Ntunga launch. Moze Radio and Weasel will be holding their album launch on 2.May.2014 at Hotel Africana, People's space arena. The dynamic duo took home five Zzina awards accolades, three of which were stemming from their collaboration song, 'Amaaso' which they did with Pallaso.
Pallaso is a former member of Jose Chameleone's Leone Island Music Empire and he used to go by the stage name Pius Lizard. At the time, Chameleone (who turned 30 today!) only signed those with reptile names.
His biggest following is in the states of Maine, Colorado, Chicago and New Hampshire among others. However, courtesy of his Amaaso hit, his support back home has increased steadily. Pius has two more collabos dominating airwaves. 'Mundongo' that he did with Sheebah Karungi and 'Omungongo' with his brother Weasel are making rounds on several radio stations.
Their parents were more than excited to receive their son who for long had been at loggerheads with his brothers back home, but all that is behind them and all they are doing now is music.
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Chameleone on BBC Focus on Africa Programme
Star singer, Jose Chameleone is back from the UK, but while there, he took time off his busy schedule to chat with the team behind BBC's Focus on Africa programme. Chameleone talked about his music and family.
"Just back from BBC TV and Radio. Setting a greater way forward, 2014 forward is the ultimate goal. We are bound to excel and there will be no turning back, " The dad of five noted.
Before going to the UK, Chameleone was in Beijing China but he proved that he was also good at photography just by the way he took shots of his wife, Daniella Atim Mayanja, the mother of his four children.
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Star singer, Jose Chameleone, has invited ladies to do a collabo with him, but this is after participating in a contest he has called; 'Valu Valu Lady Remix 2014'.
To participate in the VVL Remix 2014, you must do a video recording of yourself either with the help of your cell phone or camera doing 'Valu-Valu' and post to Chameleone's official facebook profile. The video with many comments that suggest it's the best or one with more likes, will be declared the 'Best Video'.
The lucky lady will then stand a chance to do a song with Jose Chameleone. This is part of his Chameleone Foundation efforts aimed at searching for talent. Below is Chameleone's statement in full:
"The contest is on "VALU VALU LADY REMIX 2014" the winner will have it recorded by the master mind Paddy Man, a professional video to follow. This is out of the "Chameleone Foundation" in sense of TALENT SEARCH and UP LIFT....You can be the STAR.
NOTE:- It's strictly a lady's contest all over the world. The winner wins a FRESH COLLABORATION with Africa's Celebrated Artiste DR. JOSE Chameleone. Don't be shy, take your camera, phone & record yourself sing to stardom. Post your recorded video clip onto this page timeline. The Lady with the highest number of comments in support will be the WINNER...Ready, Lets goooooo"
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Looking at Chameleone's BTI card, you could easily think that he has already signed up for the National ID card better known as a Kitambulisho, but, it's the Busoga Tourism Initiative (BTI) card. It should be recalled that just recently, the speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga appointed the 'Vumilia' singer, Jose Cameleone as the Busoga Ambassador.
The choice of Chameleone as the Busoga Ambassador got tongues wagging with many wondering why Chameleone, who is not a Musoga had to be chosen to promote Busoga's tourist sites and yet we've got quite a number of artistes hailing from that region. Rachel Magoola of the 'Obangaina Fame', Afande Mega Dee, Maurice Kirya and fast rising star, Maro, the 'Kyokoba' singer among others.
The organisers are looking at how popular one was and that's why they chose Chameleone, a Ugandan who is popular in the country and abroad.
Chameleone is now appealing to every one, friends and fans to register for the Kagulu Rock Climbing Challenge that will be taking place in May 2014.
"I am greatly honored to be using my office as Ambassador of Busoga Tourism Initiative as appointed by the RT. Honourable speaker of parliament to invite all of my friends to register at the Uganda Tourism Board offices at the National Theatre for the thrilling Kagulu Rock Climbing Challenge that is to take place on the 9th and 10th May. Leone Island fans join me as we build Tourism in Uganda."
Meanwhile, his 'Leone' Cadillac Escalade has been released as it was spotted along Entebbe road. It had been attached over a 7m tax, but all that is now behind him.
Thursday, 03 April 2014
Bebe Cool's campaign of 'Play Ugandan Music More or You're Shunned' had stolen the limelight from Chameleone's successful 'Tubonge' concerts which saw fans at Lugogo Cricket Oval soaked by rain all in support of his music.
But, trust the World Music Awards nominee, he made sure he adds his voice to the campaign that was started by Bebe Cool. Chameleone seems to agree with Bebe though his message is communicated differently and at this rate, we could see the music doctor giving the 'Nkola Byafayo' star a run for his money through his post.
"I stand as a musician to the best of my music knowledge. When we ask to take charge of our industry we also have in mind that we are NOT asking for segregation of foreign music."
"We just deserve a fair share of an industry that we have stood by against all odds. In such an exchange we also know that our products are not to what many can call "standards" but also it's partially every Ugandans duty to contribute to our growth evenly. It's not about Nigerian, Jamaican, South African, American or whatsoever."
"It's about Uganda and what's ours. Example if your father is broke, would you seek a richer dad? We stand together, Grow together if we are to fall together. Lets be patriotic and grow our music."
Saturday, 29 March 2014
At about 10:00pm, as the Tubonge star hit the stage, it started raining heavily, but most fans did not move an inch. Lugogo Cricket Oval had about 8,000 revellers who were dancing and singing along to sounds of Kipepeo, Dorotia, Bayuda, Valu-Valu and Tubonge among others.
Her performed for two hours. AK47, Micki Wine, Khalifa Aganaga, Fille Clear, Geoffrey Lutaaya, The Goodlyfe Crew and Bobi Wine were among the other performers for the night.
Thanking his fans for the massive attendance, Chameleone had this to say: "As God blessed us with a rain shower we kept moving!!!! I am so happy and want to thank all my friends who endured the rain for me the TUBONGE PRIDE is yours may God bless you all. I love you all. We made HISTORY."
Today, Chameleone is in Mukono and tomorrow, he will be performing live at Resort Beach in Entebbe.
Friday, 28 March 2014
Hours to the Tubonge concert, officials from Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) stormed Lugogo Cricket Oval where Jose Chameleone was busy rehearsing and testing his vocal range before being disrupted.
Chameleone was told that due to his outstanding value added tax, they were impounding his SUV, which can ONLY be released after paying the shs7m he owes to URA. Chameleone tried giving them the BMW that was donated to him by Meddie Ssentongo claiming it was worth Shs70m, but the officials did not buy any of that.
"Chameleone has been elusive from the time of the Badilisha launch last year, so, getting him at the Tubonge show was the only option left, " one official said.
Chameleone later allowed them to take the Escalade but on condition that it was not towed. "I'm ready to pay the taxes though they have to tell me how they arrived at that figure," chameleone said.
Meanwhile, the turn up is very good at the Tubonge show with fans dancing in the rain to sounds of Kipepeo. He started an hour back.
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Chameleone who has been given the 'Ngobi' name by the speaker of parliament will promote over 40 tourist sites in Busoga region. Given Chameleone's music muscle, the speaker is convinced Chamili will do a commendable job.
The 2nd Busoga Tourism drive will take place on 9 to10 May, 2014. Adults and children will be climbing the Kagulu rock which is located in Buyende District, 30kms from Kamuli District.
"It's evidential that music is a global language and is also a tool that is relevant to today's society unlike the past where Musicians were not respected in sects of development. Today morning (Mar 24) was a fruitful one as I was at the Parliament of Uganda in a board meeting with Hon. Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Hon. Edward Baliddawa and the various honourables as they nominated me to be the esteemed Ambassador of Busoga Tourism," Chameleone who could not hide his excitement noted.
"It was a great feeling as I also invited her for the East African concert 3 days away and she acknowledged my invite!"
Friday, 21 March 2014
Star singer Jose Chameleone has scoffed at those claiming he was involved in a car accident yesterday.
"On your way to greatness you can only get there by associating yourself to winners NOT losers. I am standing against Lugogo Cricket Oval on the 28th March which I think is also a good step for our music as Ugandans since foreign artistes have dominated this venue but some foolish Ugandans don't want us to grow!!!!!!! Be ashamed for this and stop spreading rumours that I got involved in an accident today (Mar 20)."
Chameleone goes on to say: "I was home with my family playing my fatherly duties!!!! Why do you always plant evil against every good works of a man. Please I'm a Ugandan, why all this hate to the extent of wishing me the worst!!!! Swallow your failures and work on them, I have never been an obstacle to your success."
Chameleone concluded by letting his fans know that nothing was going to stop the show and that he is in fully charged. "My fans and well wishers, nothing is going to stop this show we are still in charge!"
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
After making up with their mentor, Jose Chameleone and later being nominated for the World Music Awards, Moze Radio and Weasel are now asking their fans if they are ready for Chameleone's Tubonge concert slated for Mar 28, 2014 at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
This will certainly be one show not to be missed as Chameleon has lined up lots of artistes that include the; Goodlyfe Crew, Bobi Wine, Khalifa Aganaga who says that he is not doing it for Chameleone, but for Uganda and he is equally proud. Talented saxophonist, Michael Kitanda will also be among those to perform on that night.
During the Tubonge launch, Chameleone will officially release the seven videos that he has been recording from his recent trips in Australia and South Africa. Looking at the 'Gimme Gimme' trailer, you can clearly see that the Tubonge singer is done with Africa and his music now is for the global audience.
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Star singer Jose Chameleone has asked 'haters' to keep off his page. The 'Tubonge' singer referred to them as 'fleas' who follow him on his social platforms and yet they are only frustrating his efforts.
"Annoying! Are the fleas who like my page aiming to frustrate me. Please! Why waste time visiting me here. Spend time on building your artistes who entertained you so many years with WORDS not WORKS," Chameleone wrote.
It's about two weeks to the Tubonge Launch that will be held at Lugogo Cricket Oval on March 28, 2014 but the music Doctor is busy putting finishing touches to his album.
"It's been long since my fans have requested for an uplift in my Video Quality and we are finally here! I took a wild trip and shot 5 Standard Videos. I also took a chance to correct 2 videos since you were not contented with the previous ones. Now we are moving forward and we are NOT turning Back! Its all packaged for release at the Anticipated TUBONGE LIVE CONCERT. To my fans worldwide, this is the beginning of a fully charged Dr Jose Chameleone to the future."
Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Jose Chameleone has vehemently denied being a father to video vixen, Naila Salim's four-year-old daughter and to prove his innocence, he went for DNA testing. Naila (23) dragged Chamili to FIDA accusing him of child neglect.
Test results were released on January 24, 2014 and they excluded the Tubonge star as the biological father to Naila Salim's daughter. Naila featured in Chameleone's 'Vumilia' and 'Nkwagala Nyo' videos.
Much as the results have ruled out Chameleone as the biological father his accuser is sure that the 'Tubonge' star is the dad and her family maintains, she had not been with any other man. Chameleone has five children, four with Daniella and one with his ex, Onsea Griet better known as Dorotia.
Meanwhile, the number of people accessing DNA services has gone up based on the recent happenings.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Star singer, Jose Chameleone is a nominee in the World's Music Awards 2014. He becomes the first Ugandan ever to be nominated for the awards which have an estimated worldwide audience of over one billion viewers.
In the category of 'World's Best Male Artist', Chameleone will be tussling it out with over 300 nominees that include; Wyre, Whiz Khalifa, Snoop Lion, Rick Ross, P.Diddy, Kanye West, Jay Z to mention but a few. Chameleone is also nominated in the Worlds Best Live Act.
The WMAs honor the world's best selling artists in the nine categories that include: World's Best Song, World's Best Album, World's Best Video, Best Female and Male Artist, World's Best Group, Best Live Act, Best Dance Music Artist and World's Best Entertainer of the Year.
Chameleone is currently in Australia for shows, wrote this:
"When I add a lot to describe this achievement, doesn't make sense to those that want to see leave in no achievement, BUT for my people with whom we believe and understand the same way, I thank you for all the support! It's time we lift Uganda music to the next level as a team. Iam encouraged to work even harder when I realize that they feel the works no matter where we come from!"
"World Music Awards recognizes my outmost ability. I stand against the Odds in the Best 300 Male artistes. worldwide."
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
"YES!!! Another one for you haters who hated on my 'DANIELLA' tattoo. ohooo!! Iam an artiste, my body is becoming an art piece. Where Iam deliberately decorating my love. Iam not going to wait for 'Fathers' Day. Mr. Mayanja Senior-my Dad, you are worthy more than anything in this world, you know me, inspire me, this one is for you."
Fathers Day is June 20 and as the Tubonge star says, he is not going to wait for it to pay tribute to his dad. Two weeks back, he was in South Africa where he got a Daniella neck tat, a special way to celebrate his love for Daniella now that he wasn't going to be with her on Valentine's day.
He also has his names of his four children on his forearm. He is yet to add his first born though. Now that his body has become an art piece, he is looking for a suitable place for the mom too!. Tubonge launch will be held on March 28 at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
Friday, 07 February 2014
The Tubonge Singer is on a music tour in South Africa and also recording some videos, but while there, he decided to show some love to his family by inking them on his body. With a few days to valentine's day, Chameleone inked Daniella's name on his neck. ''2014 we stand tall for the ones we care for and those that love us back with their whole.''
The proud parent of five did not forget his four children with Daniella, he got a name tat for each one of them on his left arm. But that is not all, he is yet to add another tat for his first born, Ayla.
His previous two concerts; Badilisha, Valu-Valu have been great and no doubt, Tubonge, that will be held on Mar 28 will equally be good. Most fans across East Africa have dedicated that day to the show.
Meanwhile, through his pries, one top artiste was busy going through his wall but for purposes of 'Tubonge', he says he won't mention his name but had this to say: "Mr. Mmmmmmh, I won't mention, I hope you like what you see."
Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Tubonge star is mourning the death of his close pal, ADAM KEITA, following his death on Tuesday (04Feb14).
The Rastaman, famed for his appearance in Chameleone's 'Jamila' video and also playing a big part in the star's music journey, died after collapsing near Rubaga filling station and Chameleone has been left heart broken by the sad news.
In his Wednesday (05Feb14) post, the singer reveals of how he has not forgotten how far they have come. Chameleone talks of their childhood times, and how Keita promoted him in Nairobi.
He writes: "RIP comrade "Adam Keita" We came along way as kids from Nakasero Primary when we met as childhood friends, We further grew into boys and still kept the relationship as friends."
"You Introduced me to the streets, and promoted me to Nairobi as a hustler on the "Mawingo bus" I returned as a brother and we together planned the "Jamila" video in which your face will remain for life even when you gone. May the almighty father keep your soul in eternal peace."
Juliana Kanyomozi was also a friend to Keita and very saddened that no one had told her about his condition. Keita had been ill for sometime.
Juliana writes: "Adam Keita.. It is so sad you are gone. You were such a wonderful soul, every time I saw you ,you had this big smile on yo face. You always reminded me of my late cousin brother prince Roger (R.I.P), jus like him, you lit up a room when u walked in. Jus like him, everyone in Kampala was your friend. Rich, poor, big, small, black, white, famous, powerful you name them."
"But it breaks me that you died in such conditions. You didn't deserve that. Someone should have said something. I'm sure we would have joined hands to help a good brother out. Sleep well Adam Keita. R.I.P"
Thursday, 23 January 2014
"New hit 2014 activated All Di Girls, Chameleone and Davido," the 'Tubonge' singer noted on his instagram account. It's a new year and new music rocking all the way. On Thursday evening, he was seeking views from his fans on when to drop the new single.
Juliana, Bebe Cool, Bobi Wine and Cindy have all sampled their songs in the new year. However, teaming up with foreign artists seems to be the in thing now.
Bobi Wine, Cindy and Mr. G have their 'Dilemma' doing well so far and now Chameleone with Davido. Davido was here last Decemeber to face off with Chameleone in what they termed as the 'War of Titans', a club beer-sponsored event. Unfortunately, the turn up was low after the show was cancelled by KCCA.
They later gave them a go ahead, but it was too late.
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Chameleone did not stop at that, he also went on to reconcile with his brothers, Weasel and Pallaso. Several family meetings had failed to unite them, but for now, It's Tubonge. Pallaso is the one behind the 'Amaaso' song with the Goodlyfe Crew.
Chameleone has also made peace with Moze Radio and they've already had performances together confirming that they've left their past behind them. Moze Radio was particularly on Chameleone's case over the Karamagi case.
The whole of last year, Chameleone spent a greater part of it worrying about the case of Robert Karamagi who allegedly torched himself from the singer's sitting room on Dec 26, 2012. He later died from those burns.
The latest information regarding that case is that all evidence that was gathered was inconsistent and contradicting. "We re-evaluated all the evidence, but it's contradicting and inconsistent. We have not found any evidence and therefore we directed the police to close the file," Ms Jane Kabugo, the DPP spokesperson said.
Monday, 13 January 2014
Early in the day, Barbie invited all that wished to rub shoulders with top musicians to join them. ''We have Bobi Wine and some surprise musician visitors coming in for their first time today. Want to rub shoulders? Come through today. You are all welcome."
Bobi took Chameleone on a guided tour of One Love beach discussing in details what future plans he had in the best place to eat chips and fish in Busabala. The two stars in the company of Meddie Ssentongo went for a boat cruise touring areas around the beach as he told him of his expansion plans.
They later settled for fish, chips sending it down with a wide assortment of drinks with background music that included some of their top hits. Chameleone, then, told him; 'Let's march to the 28th Mar Tubonge date.
Tuesday, 07 January 2014
These were Moze Radio's words then: "Chameleone, Chameleone, Chameleone...u almost killed my brother...u beat up Weasel in Rouge...u kidnapped a man from Masaka..n now you are telling the whole world mbu yo wife scared a thief so much dat he set himself on fire!!!! Joseph Joseph..I hope u still remember wat I told u...stop living dangerously...obudde bugendelera... meaning that time is rushing, its high time you acted your age"
However, these two made up publicly on new year's eve at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala. During the Battle of The Champions, Chameleone was supporting the Goodlyfe Crew.
Monday, 06 January 2014
Like Father, Like Son.
Chameleone's seven-months-old son, Amma Christian Mayanja is a proud owner of a ''Cadillac Escalade'' courtesy of Santa Claus. The power wheels Cadillac has a working FM station and rear sound boosting speakers that will transmit hits like 'Tubonge'.
It's suitable for ages between 3 to 5, but with Amma less than a year old, it's yet to be seen if he will enjoy the ride. It comes with a 12-volt battery and charger.
''You just won yourself a brand new Cadillac Escalade son with love from Dad,'' Chameleone wrote as he shared the shots on instagram.
One fan said to him that: "You're a real Dad," and his reply was: "Our joy lies in seeing the future bright."
Thursday, 02 January 2014
During the Battle of Champions press briefing at Alfredoz bar last year, Bebe Cool was asked which Goodlyfe song he loved most and he said it was 'Zuena'.
The year 2014 has seen the Goodlyfe Crew of Moze Radio and Weasel make peace with Chameleone and Bebe Cool. Now this simply means more music coming out of these top artistes and not just any music, but we could see a collaboration between Bebe Cool and the Goodlyfe, The Goodlyfe and Chameleone something that was next to impossible.
Bebe Cool loves the way his wife Zuena dances to the 'Zuena' song when it's playing in club, so this could be one of the awesome collaborations coming out of this union.
However, there is still more that needs to be done for Bebe Cool to come to terms with Chameleone and Bobi Wine. During the Battle, Chameleone's remarks were evident that he still had issues with Bebe Cool.
Then, during the celebrations to usher in the new year at Sheraton hotel, Bobi Wine was like; "Bad Man Tawagira Bisiyaga..." clearly pointing at Bebe Cool's recent remarks on the gay-bill that is before the President.
Wednesday, 01 January 2014
Earlier on, Radio and Weasel said: "2013 has been a wonderful year for us, musically, socially and financially. We've hit marks, we've accomplished goals, we've grown stronger and bigger and best of all, we are alive." The Goodlyfe Crew have also made peace with Bebe Cool, and to confirm this, they performed together on Boxing Day.
On Thursday, there were reports that Weasel had beaten up fast rising star, Khalifa Aganaga, but the boys were quick to clear this; @Some people are posting on social networks that Weasel had a fight with Khalifa, it's not true and it will never happen, keep on dreaming though.
So far so good, and we only hope it remains this way as this is only the first day of the year.
Saturday, 21 December 2013
First it was Mun G who performed his hit song; ‘babes bees looking gooood.... and flashed the mic for the audience to sing along at the 'Sejjusa' concert but the response from the 180 revelers was not loud enough.
Then came yesterday, the music doctor was faced with a similar fate of a low turn up of fans who came to witness the Battle between him and Nigeria’s Davido. Trouble stemmed from the KCCA security operatives and the police who cancelled the show after the organizers had failed to liaise with them on the closing time.
It was later resolved that the show was to take place and at about 5pm, Chameleone communicated using his wall; "KCCA Has sealed it up!! we got the green grass and the green light, Davido in th blue corner, Chameleone in the red corner."
Unfortunately, at the time, most show-goers had kind of switched. At about 11pm, just one hour to the end of the show, one could think that the show was yet to start. Meanwhile, those who turned up were enjoying hits from Chameleone and Davido who performed; 'Gobe' and 'Skelewu' among others.
Earlier reports of cancelling the concert are widely responsible for the low turn up of the Club sponsored event and to a smaller extent, some could be saving for Christmas which is around the corner.
Friday, 20 December 2013
Chameleone has urged his fans to turn up in large numbers for the War of Titans between him and Nigeria's Davido tonight at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.
Security operatives from KCCA were last evening seen at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds, the venue for the 'War of Titans' asking the organisers to pull down the stage on the grounds that they had failed to liaise with police on the closing time for the show. However, looks like all that has been sorted.
This is what Chameleone wrote: "My 13 years music experience and God's will has broken many barriers and lifted me a height that when you look down to where it all started, I thank God, my family, fans and friends who have built a rock in me to challenge all odds."
This is another barrier he has broken and from Davido's last tweet which is not clear, he seemed to be equally perplexed by the developments, but this is all behind them and the show is on.
Chameleone concludes: "As anticipated for the fans, the time is here when together we are facing Davido, a comrade and celebrated African artiste as we represent the East Africa. Today the lion is roaring!!!"
Sunday, 15 December 2013
In the same period, we’ve seen Chameleone reconciling with the Goodlyfe duo of Moze Radio and Weasel who have been at war since 2008 when they left his crew, Leone Island. Five days later, Bebe Cool also made peace with Radio and Weasel. This happened in a span of hours after battling with them musically. It should be recalled that these are the guys he once beat up for composing the ‘Zuena’ song. Zuena is Bebe Cool's dear wife and the mom to his three kids and will do anything to protect her, Connie Nankya, will soon tell her story.
During the Battle of the Champions (Bebe Cool's) press conference at Alfredoz Bar in Bukoto, he was asked which song he liked most from the Goodlyfe Crew, he said; 'Zuena' attracting wild cheers. He added that he enjoys the way she wiggles to the song as it’s being played in club.
Isn’t that amazing! Meanwhile, every December 26, Bebe Cool performs at Kiwatule Recreational Centre and what is more amazing, this time around, it is Radio and Weasel drumming up support for the show in the radio advert.
“Tondekka Ekiwatule Embuzzi yangeeee People are you ready! Kiwatule So…Magnetic..Yoyoyo Bampita Weasel Manizle from the Goodlyfe Tugenda Okubera Ekiwatuule alongside Gagamel Tubakube Omuzik,” is the ad doing rounds on several stations. Interestingly, Bebe Cool does not feature anywhere in the ad and yet he is the main act.
This will be one show not to miss as hits like ‘Amaaso’, ‘Magnetic’, ‘Bogolako’, ‘Kasepiki’ and 'Zuena’ will be played live on Boxing day. On that day, the former rivals will even sample some of the tracks they’ve recorded together.
However, some fans are still skeptical about the whole move. Last Sunday, The Goodlyfe Crew were to perform in Entebbe, the last leg for the Battle of Champions but they were a no-show, so, many will only believe this hype when it happens.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Last Friday was the Battle of the Champions between Bebe Cool and the Goodlyfe Crew which Chameleone attended. However, the 'Tubonge' singer opted out after a misunderstanding with the organisers and instead went for the 'Battle' which was taking place in the same vicinity .
It's on record, Chameleone is not on good terms with any of the Battle contenders but he sided with the Goodlyfe Crew that has his young brother, Weasel, confirming that blood is thicker than water. The Goodlyfe Crew performed all their songs and at some point, their MC announced that they were done, but Bebe Cool still had over 40 songs which he performed up to 4:00am.
“I am a prime witness to Ugandan Music! And I love to see it grow! Is the reason I scout able talent. I am proud to be part of the Weasel and Radio Team! I had a blast at the Battle. I was your biggest believer before the world accepted that ...talent! Even when you fail, you are a winner to me, but am also very glad that you have never failed,” Chameleone wrote on his wall.
To confirm that he believed in the Goodlyfe Crew before any one believed them, he held an 'RIP BebeCool, 100%Fool' placard sealing his support for his brother and his 'good friend', Moze Radio.
Meanwhile, the Goodlyfe Crew did not show up for the Entebbe show claiming that they were not paid their balance, something that let a number of their fans disapointed after gracing long hours in the jam on Entebbe road. Bebe Cool is now asking, who is next, could this be the reason Chameleone behaved that way, only time will tell.
Monday, 09 December 2013
Busy Signal performed for three hours doing hits like 'Reggae Music Again', 'Step Out', 'D.O.B' and when it came to the 'I born as bedroom bully, bedroom bully fi di gyal pickney..' the VIP section had to bend over for as long as the song was performed.
"This is one of my biggest shows, I love Uganda. I'm contemplatiing buying a hiouse to make Uganda my second country, I feel at home. People said a lot of things that I was not coming but here Iam singing live music and not miming."
After reggaelizing Uganda, he took to his wall to pour out his love though the Entebbe show equally excited him. History created in Uganda two nights sold out "tonight" 35,000 people tightly packed in venue 20,000 angry fans outside can't get in! Entry fee was doubled and people was still paying to get in... "God bless 400 police to provide escort service back and forth to the hotel! Omg God bless the Turf!"
Sunday, 01 December 2013
Jose Chameleone is on his last music tour this year. The 'Tubonge' singer left for Istanbul Turkey on Saturday ahead of his show on December 01, 2013.
Chameleone will be perfuming with the 'Nalisikimanyi' singer also his young brother AK47. Two weeks back, Chameleone was in Nairobi where he left his fans yearning for the Tubonge hit, his latest gospel swahili song. It's video is already out and the fans are loving it.
Meanwhile, in June, Bobi Wine was in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey for a show with his wife Barbie but as the couple hit the streets to tour the Istanbul attractions, they were caught up in demonstrations by activists that saw the Turkish police fire rounds of tear-gas to disperse a huge crowd.
These were Bobi Wine's words: "If am to compare this to Kaihuraz tear gas, u would agree with me that this Turkish tear gas is just smelling like chocolate."
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
It's that time of the year when streets of Kampala will be painted yellow all in the name of the now popular sport, MTN Marathon.
Kiprotich is a true story with two gold medals (World and Olympic marathons) tagged to his name implying that we now have increased numbers of people trying to emulate the gold medalist.
This Sunday, thousands will be running for water in this years' MTN 2013 Marathon. Bebe Cool is terming this as the last charity event by the Gagamel this year, so, he's calling up all the Gagamel fans to join the race and see him beat thousands to the finishing line.
"All Gagamel fan's n friends let's all register for the MTN Marathon, let's all do our last charity on this. I promise, I Bebe Cool will be among the first one thousand people among the twenty thousand plus participants. Let's run for water, Let's run for our lives."
Meanwhile, Chameleone would have loved to participate but due to his sprained foot, he might only end up performing and cheering the athletes.
This Sunday, an estimated 20,000 athletes will be taking part in the 42, 21 and 10km race. This year, a new route for the half marathon runners has been designed.
Wednesday, 06 November 2013
You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours - Bobi Wine attended Chameleone's Badilisha concert and now Chameleone is paying him in the same currency.
"In a brief meeting with comrades today, the discussion was love amongst ourselves as people sent down by God to entertain. After such inspirational vibe, Iam honored to be invited by Bobi Wine and Mr. G for this anticipated 'Akalimu/Clean and Out' concert, Together we stand and Divided we fall. let's all be there to celebrate music."
Bobi Wine's 'Akalimu Charity Concert' is slated for this Friday at Lugogo Cricket Oval and Mr. G aka Swaggerific is already in town. Standing through the Ghetto Escalade sunroof, Bobi and Mr. G were this morning touring parts of down town Kampala before heading to Serena Hotel where he will be staying during his visit.
Mr. G's Meet and Greet party is on right now at Club Rouge.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Chameleone's kids have in the last two weeks been excelling in different skills at their Greenhill Academy school. Abba was recognized as 'Sportsman of the Year' while Alfa was awarded a certificate of recognition for his outstanding performance in a play, 'Patras Glass Slipper'.
The 'Badilisha' singer took to his wall to share the good news. To the sportsman, he had this to say: "As a father, It's first priority to guide my sons so they attain personal goals, develop self-confidence and individual strength. I will support you all the way, Congratulations Abba Marcus Mayanja for your achievement. Hard work will always pay. The Sky is the limit."
And to the actor, Chameleone wrote: "A Child is a reflection of their Parents and we are a proud family again! I Congratulate you Alfa Joseph Mayanja for the certificate you have earned out of your outstanding performance at your school play." The 'Tubonge' singer went on to thank Greenhill Academy for their efforts.
Last Sunday was Bukedde's Embuutu Y'Embuutikizi and Jose Chameleone's 'Badilisha' song was voted as the 'Song of the Year' taking with him shs 5m prize money. The singer who sprained his foot a few weeks back did not disappoint his fans as he performed on crutches with one leg heavily bandaged.
It's me again with the Song of the Year, 'Badilisha' as awarded by the Vision Media Group. Chameleone revealed that this was the fifth award he was getting in just this one year.
Badilisha was the East Africa 'Song of the Year' in the Kilimanjaro awards and also KISIMA awards, International Artiste of the Year in Africa Music Awards North America. Chameleone also won 'The Best International Act' in the recently concluded BEFFTA awards in the UK.
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Yesterday was the Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts (BEFFTA) 2013 awards that were held at The Hippodrome in London. Comedian Anne Kansiime emerged the winner of 'Best Comedian' beating the likes of Richard Blackhood and Don't Jelous Me among others.
In her acceptance speech, Anne used a strong Western Uganda accent stating how much she valued the award and the more reason she came in person. On her wall, she wrote: "I won my dearest Ninjas!! Thank you so much for the love!! I swear, I will not cheat on you."
This has been Anne's year. Just a few days back, she was introducing her lover, Gerald to her parents in Kasese something that got her fans excited though it took time for some to actually know that it was real and not a comedy stint
In a related development, Jose Chameleone has also won a BEFFTA award beating last year's winner, Juliana Kanyomozi to take the 'Best International Act'.
"It's hard to fully express my gratitude towards all of you who appreciate my music, and love African music at large. You are the reason I have managed to add another on to my list and rankings. Am fresh and still jubilating with you this joyous feeling in me, I congratulate my fans worldwide, we did this together," Chameleone said while thanking his fans worldwide
Ex Tusker Project Fame contestant, Grey Naava was among the nominees for the 'Best International Act'.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Chameleone who is watching that move closely has also announced that he will be battling West Africa's Davido on 20 December, 2013 in what he's calling the 'Battle of the Titans'. Davido is known for hits like 'Skelewu'.
Communicating about this development, the 'Tubonge' singer said: "Battle of the Titans W. Africa Davido VS. Chameleone E. Africa music Clash 20th Dec Kampala,"
Bebe Cool's camp was quick to belittle the move saying that they set the trend and now Chameleone's camp is following in their footsteps. "Chameleone is having sleepless nights from the time he learnt of Bebe Cool battling with D'Banj in the 'Battle of Africa," one wrote.
The rivalry between musicians has been on and it's not about to stop. It's something they use to garner publicity though one has to be careful how they play their cards not to end up being remembered less for their music and more for attacking fellow artistes.
Saturday, 05 October 2013
On Tuesday, Chameleone went to Central African Republic as a music militant to deliver a message to Joseph Kony who is also one of his fans, and as we write, Kony has added Chameleone's latest gospel single; 'Tubonge' to his play list. In Kenya, Tubonge means let's talk and here in Uganda, it's a fist bump or form of handshake.
"Your Mama, Baba and family is waiting for you, Don't suffer out there thinking nobody cares for you, It's been long since you've been gone, what a sight seeing you come home. You are more than welcome home, we got a lot together to do, " was part of Chameleone's message to the LRA leader.
Chameleone's peace mission got his fans excited about the bold move he had taken. "I am simply a Ugandan waiting for my brothers in the LRA to come home. You are forgiven. It is time for peace." Chameleone concluded before embarking on his next trip to South Sudan where he was set to launch his 'Tubonge' hit.
The Badilisha singer was performing at Nyakuron Stadium on Friday night and among the songs he did was Tubonge.
Wednesday, 02 October 2013
Do you love your kids to the extent of branding your skin permanently with their names, that's what Chameleone's wife, Daniella Atimango Mayanja did a few days back. Daniella has all the three names of her kids; Abba, Alfa and Alba on her left shoulder blade.
Chameleone who went for a few hours to Central African Republic on a peace mission wrote that: 'True love never hides, family business' as he shared his wife's tat.
Zari has the initials of her three boys at the back of her neck while Sheila Ferguson (Rabadaba's Ex) has inked 'Kyle' on her right arm and 'Tabzy' on her upper thigh, though Zari might have to do a bit of explaining for some of the tattoos if the kids happen to land on them.
Bobi Wine's wife, Barbie Kyagulanyi inked her entire back with a portrait of her boo. This was Barbie's present to Bobi on their wedding day and thanking him for the love.
Tuesday, 01 October 2013
Star singer Joseph Mayanja aka Chameleone is off for a show to the Central African Republic (CAR) just hours after releasing his latest Swahili gospel single; 'Tubonge'. Fans across Africa are looking forward to it especially the countries where he has been recently like Zambia, Congo and Malawi among others.
The singer is currently nursing a sprained foot but this has not affected his schedule in any way. He is still a force to reckon even while performing in one position if his last performance at the Resort Beach in Buloba is anything to go by. Clad in a Michael Jackson 'BAD' jacket, the Tubonge singer left fans yearning for more. The message was clear, He's Bad!
Before taking off to Central African Republic where the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) leader and also his namesake, Joseph Kony, is believed to be hiding, the 'Badilisha' singer was positive that through his music, he could easily get to talk to the war lord and convince him to pursue peaceful means.
"As I leave for Central African Republic this morning, I want to thank my fans worldwide for sending me to duties that can make us all proud. It's the most relevant issue now. KONY 2012, and as a Music militant am off to meet My UGANDAN folk.. For we nationalists we know that PEACE is the way forward. I'm proud to be part of this revolutionary transition-KONY 2012," Chameleone wrote.
A few days back, the Lango Paramount Chief, Yosam Odur, offered Kony free land for him to come and settle if only he could abandon the war and crimes against humanity.
Related: I'm Not Sick - Chameleone Tells Fans
Sunday, 29 September 2013
Chameleone has made a comment concerning his health condition. Leone Island fans have for the last two days been in shock wondering how their super star will perform while confined in a wheel chair.
I'm not in a terrifying condition as you put it, I only got a minor sprain which had to be checked.
"I am the Challenge that makes them talk, when they feel no hope to out challenge this unstoppable Multi Talented, lanky, African Superstar. Like the principle to fruitful destiny goes, works NOT words! I am aiming at being better everyday No matter what they say - I have this driving force I can't help - MUSIC."
The 'Badilisha' star is busy perfecting his saxophonist skills with the help of Jazz maestro Isaiah Katumwa, so the Leone Island fans should keep it locked for what will come out of his newly acquired skills.
Meanwhile, Chameleone, Juliana Kanyomozi and Naava were a few days back nominated in the BEFFTA 2013 awards.
Thursday, 19 September 2013
As Chameleone and Bebe Cool were busy sorting themselves on whose house is incomplete and who is staying at their in-laws, Bobi Wine was deep in rehearsals for The Ebonies latest play, 'Ensabattula' that will be showing in London (Manor Park Royal Regency Hall) on Sept 28, 2013 and on October 5, 2013, at Dhow Palace Hotel in Dubai.
Bobi Wine has also been coordinating a series of activities that range from preparing for the forthcoming KCCA Carnival following his endorsement as the Kampala Capital City Carnival Celebrity. On the same day, he carried out the Ghetto voice search and later in the day,he joined his wife to watch their Ghetto Reality show on Bukedde TV. A drink-up with his fans followed at Plat4fm Club in Kamwokya.
The Ghetto gladiator then wrapped up the day with the announcement of the 'Akalimu' Concert using Bebe Cool's line; 'Elyaato Lyakabenje' that is aimed at Bobi Wine with his yacht. This announcement was timely as it was meant to try and divert attention from Bebe Cool and Chameleone wars that had taken over the social network sites by storm but it was not easy.
"..... Kale no'lwensonga eyo, buli ategede ategeeze munne, nti Nannyini LYAATO ELYAKABENJE ategese LAUNCH EYAKABENJE nga 8 e KYADONDO. Ebisingako awo, mubilinde ku CNN," Bobi Wine noted on his wall about the forthcoming concert.
The 'Akalimu' singer has now asked the Fire Base Crew fans to mark their calendars for the Clean and Out Akalimu Concert that will be held on November 8, 2013 at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. Mr. G, Version from Jamaica and Zambia's Mampi will perform on that day.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Initially, this was between Chameleone and the Bukedde Newspaper after they published one of their lead stories that the Badilisha singer had relocated to his in-laws in Mutungo.
Bebe Cool has continued to use this opportunity to get at the music doctor in every way. Yesterday, he offered him one of his unfinished apartments in Kiwatule, an offer that Jose Chameleone turned down by saying that bad mouthing him does not make him (Bebe Cool) wiser but more of a fool.
Surprisingly, this comment was even liked by Moze Radio bearing in mind that early this year, Moze Radio was wondering why police had taken long to have Chameleone arrested for the alleged murder of Karamagi.
Today(Sep 17), in what Bebe Cool is terming as "For His Fans Only", he has striked Chameleone once again in the message below:
"So surprising when people don't want you to say facts about their artists but when it's about Bebe Cool, they fuss. Now this is strictly for my fans. Life is simple when you make it simple for yourself. My neighbour wakes up in the morning and marries in a chopper, claims he is number 6 of Africa's richest artistes but before the year ends, he's off to staying with his father in law."
Bebe Cool even hints on the issue of Karamagi in which he never commented but he adds that on the issue of Chameleone relocating to his in-laws cannot just pass and in fact, he says; it's an abomination because it impacts negatively on Buganda's marriage morals.
Bebe Cool concludes by asking what happened to the Daniella Villaz that were bought earlier on? "I will never let artistes lie to Ugandans anymore. It's not good for the upcoming artistes." as he signed off in today's post.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
"It's quite a pity to a comrade who up to now has failed to make a self analysis and discover that bad mouthing me doesn't make him a wiser one except a fool. In everyone's life lies challenges that we encounter to be better next day. That's my way of understanding. That's how the world revolves. Just a leaf of advice: I AM ME AND CAN NEVER BE YOU and vice versa, so put your energy in what is important to you and your family coz I got mine too, " Chameleone wrapped up the matter on his wall.
A few days before Chameleone's Malawi trip, he shifted from his Muyenga rented pad to a more spacious house in Mutungo something that got Bebe Cool so excited. As he performed in Mbarara, he made it a point that he alerts his fans with what was going on just in case they were not aware. He read to them the article in Bukedde newspaper about Chameleone's shifting.
On Monday morning (Sep 16), Bukedde made Bebe Cool the topic of the day by saying that Chameleone's fans were about to beat him up for belittling their artiste and yet he was actually a renter in a two bed-room house. This rubbed Bebe the wrong way and using his wall, he unleashed his wrath on both Bukedde and Chameleone.
In his post, Bebe noted that it was Bukedde that had ashamed Chameleone by publishing his story about shifting to his in-laws and now they are turning around and making it look like It was him. Bebe Cool wondered if he was the one who asked them to go and cover that story?
However, Bebe Cool giving Chameleone a house left a lot to be desired, but then again, he knew exactly what he was doing. During the launch of the Daniella Villas which were part of the Chameleone Investments, Chameleone reminded Bebe Cool to wake up and finish his house, something that really worked up the Bebe Cool camp.
Friday, 06 September 2013
Uganda's music heavy weight Dr. Jose Chameleone is in Malawi for performances starting this Friday together with his young brother AK47. The Badilisha star arrived safely in Malawi on Thursday joining his band members who had travelled earlier. The Malawi tour is just days after winning the African Entertainment Award for 'Best International Male Artist'
He assured his fans in one of his tweets that: "All I do is win win win no matter what..." as he thanked them for the votes that enabled him to get the 24k gold award. As if confirming the title for his latest award, the 'Badilisha' star has been to Tanzania, Congo, Zambia and now Malawi in just five weeks and yet before that, he had been in the US for a month on a Badilisha tour.
Before the Malawi tour, he was supposed to perform in Dubai at Dhow Palace, but the organisers were a bit slow at sorting out the paper work, so he switched to Malawi. On Sept 11, 2013 Chameleone will be in the UK ahead of the Uganda Convention UK 2013 that will be held at Troxy Arena on September 14, 2013.
Tonight, Chameleone will be performing some of his hits that include 'Valu-Valu', 'Badilisha' among others while AK47 won't miss out his latest, 'Nali Simanyi' at Comesa Hall in Blantyre and on Saturday, the star will be at Mungo Park, Lilongwe and on Sunday, he will complete the Malawi tour with a performance at Lilongwe Golf Club.
So when the star uses his tag line "Leone Island Tugende Tukole" meaning Leone Islanders Let's get to work, you know exactly where he is coming from and where he is headed.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Like a chameleon that changes its colour to match the environment, the music DOCTOR changed and went for the leopard spot fashion. We are still getting to terms with why a chameleon would opt for leopard fashion well knowing that a leopard cannot change its spots, but being the star he is, it was okay for him to be dressed up in extravangant clothing.
However, during the same show, some ladies who went clad in micro-mini skirts with others having nothing under got the short end of the stick as summarized by KFM's Roger Mugisha through this post:
"I have decided not to post Konshens concert pictures. Word of caution; when planning a concert outing where more than 2000 people are expected, go an extra mile to choose 'risk averse' wardrobe. A dress top that goes panty-less is a bad idea! The tear gas at the gates was enough to reveal careless wardrobe.
It is unfortunate that some ladies were abused, fondled and _______ as the chaos broke out at the gates, some fainted in the scuffle." The radio personality adds that: "The show was good, unfortunately 'inadequate' crowd control planning might cost some brands their well intended brand experience."
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
The last time the Badilisha star was in the US, he made it a point that he visits the Bruce Lee grave site in Seattle to pay his tribute. Early this month, Chameleone was performing at the Government Complex in Lusaka, Zambia where he left his fans yearning for more of his hits.
As part of his tour, he paid a visit to the ex-Zambian President final resting place in Lusaka. Dr. Frederick Chiluba was the second President of Zambia who died on 18 June, 2011.
Chameleone has fans all over Africa. On arrival in Zambia, the star was seen waving and smiling to his fans atop a limousine that chauffeured him from the airport to the hotel, but one could easily confuse the Zambian fans for his Ugandan fans.
Jose Chameleone's Badilisha tour continues. The star is currently in Tanzania and over the weekend, he will be in Dubai for performances. It should be noted that before this, he was in Congo and Zambia respectively.
Saturday, 10 August 2013
Star singer Jose Chameleone is in Tanzania for a performance at Dar-es-Salaam's latest beach front destination at Escape Complex.
According to a statement from the organisers: "This party is guaranteed to go all night with Epiq Bongo star search artistes hosting and opening the night time entertainment with live performances, leading up to Ugandan musical icon, Chameleone, gracing the Escape Complex main stage on Saturday night. Expect to hear all of your favorite Chameleone hits from yester-year and today."
Chameleone will thrill his fans with hits from the Mama Mia days to today's Badilisha alongside DJ's Bulla, Senorita and Pac. The father of five has had issues with Tanzania where he broke a leg in 2008 after falling from a top floor in Arusha, and just last year, he had to camp at the Tanzanian Embassy here in Kampala after his passport was confiscated, but all this is behind him as we see more of Chameleone gigs in TZ.
It should be noted that, five days back, Chameleone was performing in Lusaka Zambia, and while there, ex Big Brother star and Zambia's finest, Mampi Mukape of the Swilili fame used the opportunity to take the star to studio for a recording which should be expected any time soon. Next week, Chameleone will be in Dubai.
Communicating the Tanzanian trip, he shared a pic of himself with Dr. Besigye whom he must have met on his way to TZ with these words: "Fully Ugandan and proud to be from "Pearl of Africa" where MUSIC is the vibe! As I head off to TANZANIA, I remind every MUSIC lover that Music earned me this! It's not easy but I hang in and they compliment my contribution."
Thursday, 01 August 2013
The Club Music Video Awards nomination list is out and the music heavy weight does not feature anywhere, but shortly after the nominations were released, the music doctor took to his wall with these words:
"I'm so lucky to be doing what I love - Music for souls in joy, pain, loneliness, happiness, endurance etc." Jose Chameleone was in America for one month on a Badilisha Tour, cut it short to be around Daniella as she gave birth to his fifth child. On the following day, he went to Masaka and Congo.
Chameleone is now in Lusaka, Zambia and tomorrow, he will be performing at Polo Grill and on Saturday, the Badilisha star will be live at the Government complex. On Sunday, Chameleone will perform at Barclays Sports Complex for a family show.
Chameleone has gone with his 11-member band. "It's not the trade, but the passion that's making all this happen. I love music and love music loving people. I am carrying the whole band to LUSAKA to make sure we have a blast that's worthy the years we have ...been waiting to party together!"
Chameleone is expected to play some of his top hits that include, 'Badilisha', 'Valu Valu' and Maoko Na MaoKo that was done in a Zimbabwean language and appeals more to audiences in the Southern parts of Africa.
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Star singer Jose Chameleone is back to work just days after his wife Daniella gave birth to baby Amma. The singer was forced to cut short his Badilisha American tour just to be around his wife. However, last Thursday (Jul 11), Daniella had to drive herself to Bugolobi where she eventually delivered. Chameleone was at the time performing in Kasanga at a Club Venom Facebook themed party.
On Jul 12, Chameleone had to travel to Masaka for a show at Trends Pub in Kaliisizo slated for the next day. The music Doctor then travelled back to Kampala on the night of (Jul 13). On Sunday(Jul 14), the star singer was spotted in his customised (MAYANJA) BMW driving towards Spenah Beach in Entebbe.
On Monday and Tuesday, Chameleone is believed to have kept around Daniella and the new born, Amma just to cope with the new environment. However, on Wednesday(Jul 17), duty was calling again, but before leaving for Bukavu-DR Congo, he pecked the eight-day-old baby with these words: "Amma Christian - See you when am back! Dad is always on the move- I love you son."
Next month, Chameleone will be performing live in Zambia alongside Leo Moyo whose stage name, K' Millian is similar to that of our very own music heavy weight.
Friday, 12 July 2013
Jose Chameleone is a dad again - for the fifth time. His wife gave birth to baby boy Amma yesterday. Chameleone and Daniella now have three sons and one girl, Ayla who turns two in February.
Chameleone also has one daughter, Ayla from his previous relationship with Dorotia. He's not the only one with several children, his young brother Weasel is rumoured to have over a dozen kids.
The Ghetto president, Bobi Wine has been demanding for a fourth child from his wife Barbie but looks like this won't happen any time soon. Bobi Wine has three with Barbie and another child with his ex, Safina Mubiru based in the UK.
While congratulating Chameleone on his new bundle of joy, he wrapped up his message by telling his wife Barbie that she was next. In fact that night, he went with chocolate back home to try and convince Barbie to change her mind.
"Wow, uncle Bobi is the first to know about the arrival of baby Amma Christian Mayanja...Congratulations Chameleone, as for you Barbie, the writing is on the wall, I'm coming home," Bobi wrote on his wall.
Meanwhile, Barbie has been under pressure from friends, relatives and fans to have another baby following their wedding in 2011, but she won't succumb to their demands and has instead taken on to a different plan as summarized in her Tuesday post;
"I so love to have more children but I choose to instead join the rest of the country and concerned Organizations to try and make a difference by educating fellow women on how to play their part in preserving their lives and their children when pregnant."
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Chameleone's wife welcomed a son named Amma Christian Mayanja on Thursday at Bugolobi based Paragon Hospital, a few minutes to 2am. At the time, the 'Badilisha' star was performing at the Club Venom Facebook Party and on getting the good news, he rushed to join his dear wife.
At about 5am, Chameleone who was thrilled to welcome a new member to the family hit his wall on ensuring that the mom and baby were doing fine with these words:
"It's Life, That most of the times we are away from what we love the most. I am thankful for the beautiful family that God has blessed me with. And no matter what you will always come first! We together would like to celebrate the joy from MAYANJA family With you as we welcome our new baby AMMA CHRISTIAN MAYANJA. Our new born baby. I LOVE YOU Daniella Atim Mayanja. Until death do us apart I got you as a perfect wife, friend and inspiration. Leone Island Family, Thank you for the prayers."
Last year in February, the couple was blessed with a lovely daughter, Alba Shyne Mayanja and seventeen months later, Daniella has given birth to Amma, her fourth child and Chameleone's fifth. Ayla is Chameleone's first born with his ex, Greant Osea aka Dorotia. Abba(9), Alba, Alfa and now Amma are Daniela's kids with Chameleone.
His fans are now demanding for twins. Congratulations to the happy parents.
Friday, 07 June 2013
"On this day in Bbina Church 5 years ago, we sealed a marriage, we made vows and committed to that statement: "In times of good and bad" . True we have shared the greatest moments of our lives together, and the worst ones too and so we shall continue till death does us part."
The music heavy weight continued with the wedding anniversary message: "Daniella, you are more than a rib to me, you are my best friend, my consultant, you are my life. Thanks for loving me, thanks for tolerating me, thanks for being the greatest mom I would ever wish for my children and thanks for always standing by me."
The 'Badilisha' singer assured Daniella of how he will only keep falling in love with her as they grow old. "Happy 5th wedding anniversary. I miss you and our kids so so much.... As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, there is one thing that will never change. . . I will always keep falling in love with you....."
Being an artiste he is, you could easily mistake the message for lyrics to his next hit, but then again, Daniella deserves it all looking at how the music doctor has poured his heart out.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Chameleone is on a 'US Badilisha Tour' and while there, he made a visit to the Bruce Lee Grave site to pay his tribute to the fallen martial arts film star who died in 1973. Bruce Lee's grave is next to his son, Brandon Lee who died in 1993.
"Off to the USA for my 2013 Tour of North America...ama miss my wife, my babies Abba, Alfa & Alba. Ama miss you my pipo. But sometimes, a man got to do wat he has to do." Chameleone noted on his wall.
This coming Saturday, the 'Badilisha' singer will be performing live at Cafe Ibex in Seattle. The music heavy weight has already performed at Los Angeles during the Basoga Twegaite Convention among others. After the June 01 Seattle Show, he will be in Maine on Jun 07, and Washington DC on Jun 08.
His fans in Phonix AR will be with him on Jun 15 followed by Kansas on Jun 21 and wind up the US Badilisha tour on Jun 22 with a show in Illinois.
The star left Uganda on May 23 and landed in L.A California the following day. Chameleone was delighted to meet his young brother Pallaso to which he said; "Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man's survival." Short of that, he's met Ugandan boxer Kassim Ouma and socialite Judith Heard of Houston based 2African Gals.
Monday, 20 May 2013
What turned out to be surprising to many last Saturday was to see Doreen and Daniella standing side by side with no animosity in sight. The two were attending the marriage service for Esther Akankwasa that was being held at Kansanga Miracle Centre. Doreen was one of the maids.
Based on the killer pic that saw Jose wrap his hand around Doreen's bare bottom and whispering sweet nothings, Daniella was the last person that was to stand next to the video vixen cum model who was more than determined to have the music doctor. Now that the two were never seen together, all sorts of rumours have emerged as to why.
Doreen got wind of this and very quickly dashed to her wall with this posting: "Guys, u shd all learn to stand in whatever situation coz the truth always comes out. God never sleeps....Lights out, Prayers up!....the world's negativity makes any wise person stronger en more focused. Blessings to y'all," she concluded.
In her words Doreen seems to suggest that Daniella had no problem with that act as she is seen wearing a smile in the photo.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Jose Chameleone has given a special shout out to his former backup vocalists, Moze Radio and Weasel who have been nominated in this year's BET Awards.
Chameleone took to facebook to give his shout out to the Goodlyfe Crew: "The triumph of a son is the Pride of the father. On that note, I join the rest of the music fraternity to Congratulate Radio & Weasel on their BET nomination..you learnt from the best and you learnt well. I pray you win it for Uganda. Good luck"
The Goodlyfe Crew have been doing their thing for five years now since breaking away from Jose Chameleone's Leone Island Music Empire to form their own group, The Goodlyfe Crew.
It's not clear if Bebe Cool will congratulate the duo, but Bobi Wine is yet to do so. Meanwhile, the boys can't hide their excitement over this achievement, the first of its kind to happen to a Ugandan artiste.
Moze Radio wrote: "Let's go team Uganda. ..let's go team Rwanda...let's go team Kenya...let's go team Tanzania...let's go team Sudan...South Africa...Central Africa...West Africa...North Africa...America...Europe...Asia...Australia...let's go...B E T...is here in a Goodlyfe style...Radio and Weasel nominated for the Best International African act."
Jose Chameleone's young brother, Weasel joined with these words: "All Goodlyfe fans are BET material, we are diamonds...history made."
Thursday, 02 May 2013
Sometime back, it was reported of how Chameleone had a strange skin disease may be that is how Bebe Cool gets his ideas. Coccidiosis is one of his latest songs and now made it his album title. This is what happens when you are big. Just yesterday, The Goodlyfe Crew were comparing themselves to Chameleone and also giving impressions that their brand is now bigger than Chameleone's.
But In spite of all that, Chameleone is still in a jubilation mood after his well attended Badilisha show and certainly has no time. The latest information streaming in from Tanzania indicates that Chameleone's Valu Valu and Keko's Make U Dance have been nominated in the Kilimanjaro Awards.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013
It's important to note that this was coming at a time when not long back, Moze Radio, a member of the Goodlyfe Crew used everything in his powers to ask the police to speed up with their investigations in the Karamagi case. In spite of all that, the Music Doctor went ahead to drum up support for their (Goodlyfe) concert and also performed their 'Bread and Butter' hit.
Going by the Goodlyfe's latest posting which is also their definition of Success, the duo now say they are even bigger than the music doctor given their constant appearances on MTV Base and topping charts on Trace.
"Success is: Doin wat othrz have dan n 10yrz, in less thn 5yrz!, topin charts on Trace, MTV Base etc, breaking away from a brand n makin an even bigger brand! # OBUDDE"
In their message, the dynamic duo don't seem to recognise their mentor and yet when Bobi Wine appreciated their Music, they were quick to say, Thank You.
The Obudde album will be held on May 10, 2013 at Hotel Africana and later pundits will compare notes with the Badilisha concert to see to it if their statement is valid.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
In his birthday message, the star with over 13 years in the music industry had this to say: "Soooo many years sooooo many challenges, but with the love of the most high God, my family, fans and friends we have challenged back!
Today I want to celebrate my 34th BIRTHDAY with you who have made my life worth living, I mark this day that I was born with a lot of presents that include your tremendous support for BADILISHA Live! You gave me the best birthday present ever by showing me your love, together we made it."
Chameleone's 13-year-music journey has not been a bed of roses. In 2008, the star fell from a top floor of a hotel in Arusha breaking his legs in the process, then a year later, he was knocked to near death around Wampewo round about by now jailed Meddie Ssentongo. The two made up and he actually gave him the Mayanja customised BMW in appreciation of his music. If the transfer was not made, this could be one of the properties belonging to Meddie that Greenhalgh is seeking to attach.
The worst blow to his career was the death of Robert Karamagi who broke into his Sseguku based house only to torch himself. He later died from Mulago Hospital. Chameleone was cleared though police insist they will not hesitate to revisit the file should they find it necessary.
One thing is for sure, at 34, he is still releasing more hits. 'Valu- Valu', 'Badilisha', 'Moto-Moto', 'Mama Mia' 'Kipepeo' and 'Beyi Kali' among others are the hits that continue to resonate with his fans. Happy Birthday Chameleone.
Launch Chameleone Photos
Monday, 29 April 2013
The Ghetto President was all smiles in the VIP section clad in black alongside the Kampala Metropolitan Police Boss Felix Kaweesi plus other East African artistes that included Redsan, Samputu and Prof. Jay among others.
Local artistes who entertained the guests before Chamili hit the stage included: Navio, Gravity Omutuju, AK47, Papa Cidy, Mathias Walukagga, Ronald Mayinja and Coco Finger among others.
True to his name, Chameleone stunned guests when he did songs by fellow artistes like Bebe Cool's 'Kasepiki', 'Wendi' by Bobi Wine, 'Bread and Butter' by the Goodlyfe and 'Bweyanyamba' by Judith Babirye. He did not spare Jaguar's Kigeugeu.
Chameleone later urged half of his fans at the Badilisha live show to support the OBUDDE album launch by Goodlyfe which will take place on May 10, 2013.
As the show was almost winding up, Chameleone invited his son, Abba Marcus Mayanja who took on to the guitar to do the 'Bomboclut' song. The boy looked calm before the crowd as he did justice to the guitar. Last year, Valu-Valu was big but Badilisha was even bigger with numbers estimated at over 24,000.
Police issued a terror alert earlier in the day but this did not stop fans from rocking the venue which was the scene of the July 2010 Al-Shabab bombs that left over 70 dead.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
All is set for the Badilisha Concert tomorrow (Apr 26) at the Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. Jose Chameleone was at the grounds ensuring that all is well ahead of the concert. Redsan from Kenya, Professor Jay from Tz and Massamba from Rwanda will perform alongside Uganda's music heavy weight.
Doing his hair as he sipped a cold bell, Chameleone did the Badilisha dance saying he is more than ready as he appealed to his fans to come in large numbers. Tickets going for 10k and 30k will be purchased at the gates.
"A few people can at times say, going for a concert is very difficult claiming it's a long journey, expensive tickets but for the BADILISHA Concert there is literally no excuse because at Kyadondo, we have brought the music closer to your community.
The stage is up to the standards and the delivery will be perfect." Chameleone said.
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Jose Chameleone has spoken out on the ongoing debate as to whether he should be on the list of the top ten wealthiest musicians on the African continent or not. Bebe Cool is on record for having rubbished the report claiming that as far as he is concerned, wealth means just how much you give to the needy.
Bobi Wine now says he has no problem if a comrade is ranked the best in Africa but then adds that some people have no reason to talk about wealth or money matters now that they have no address they can call their own since they are still renting.
After the two were done with their submissions on the top richest African list, the heavy weight came out of his shell and this is what he had to say: "Am not going to be intimidated by anybody to declare how much am worth. My struggle is to give my children the best value out of my good music. To all my Comrades, I am Nothing, to my fans I am worthy."
With those very few words, Chameleone simply put it that all he strives for is for his children to get the very best life can offer out of his music career. The Moto-moto singer concluded by wishing his fans a Happy Palm Sunday and a blessed week ahead.
He also reminded his fans of his forthcoming Badilisha album launch slated for next month at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.
Friday, 22 March 2013
"It is unfortunate that my name has been dragged into some immature argument. Well, It's only understandable that my name can't be ignored when this topic of money and wealth comes up. However, let me put it straight, There's absolutely no reason for me to have any kind of problem when a comrade in showbiz is ranked the richest artist in Africa just like I would not expect him to have a problem if my wife ranked me the strongest man in the world.
The 'By Far' singer adds that: This is called Showbiz(ness). As for you our elder brother (Neighbour with no address), no one quarrelled when you ranked yourself best artist of all time in Uganda. I really think you crossed borders when you started talking money and wealth because I don't see you in this area. $$Just an Observation$$", he concluded.
In his message, Bobi Wine makes it clear that he has no problem with his comrade being ranked number 10, in fact, he puts it plainly that he has no problem if he's the richest in Africa. Bobi Wine does not think that BEBE who has no address now that his house is still under construction should have the guts to talk about money and wealth and he does not see him in this area.
It should be noted at this point that Bobi Wine has his mansion in Magere, just completed Semakokiro Plaza with 12 units that currently house his Fire Base Crew offices, an Escalade and a beach in Busabala among others. Bebe Cool on the other hand has his Hummer, just recently was trying out the Bebe Cool Wine though not much is known about the wine currently.
Bobi Wine's response has come at the time when Bebe Cool had just put a pic of Chameleone eating rice on a plastic plate, but in all this, all Chameleone says is, kutaBADILISHA.
Friday, 08 March 2013
Jose Chameleone has left the country for the first time since the Karamagi saga that left him grounded in the country as investigations were going on. Chameleone left on Thursday for Rwanda where he will be performing at Serena Hotel in Kigali tonight during the second album launch of RnB singer, Knowless Butera.
Knowless was at Club Rouge a few days back during the Rwanda Nite, and while she was not on stage, the Rwanda star was in the company of the Badilisha singer and her manager, Clement. Knowless has a collabo dubbed 'Byemere' with Vamposs and another collabo with Jose Chameleone will be launched tonight during the Uwondiwe Album Launch that is sponsored by MTN.
Other artistes who will be performing in Rwanda include: Rwanda's Uncle Austin, Tom Close and Mani Martin. Revellers will part with 5,000RWF and VIP will be 10,000RWF including a CD.
Saturday, 02 March 2013
"It is not true that Daniella was moving out with a one Emma and it's also not true that Daniella was beaten to the point of getting a miscarriage." Bobi Wine's 'Demakakana when de ma see me' was first on his play list followed by Yung Mullo's 'Tebakusobola' before resorting to the topic of the day - female artistes in the music industry.
On the 28.Feb.2013, Kasuku and Daniella were in court and it was decided that Daniella pays 221,500/- to Kasuku and in turn Kasuku apologizes on his radio show and his blog, he has already done that on radio but his blog has been off for close to a week now.
Kasuku run a poll of Uganda's Best Musician in the last 50 years as part of Uganda's 50 years of independence in which Bebe Cool was declared as the top artiste. Just yesterday, he has come up with another list which he says is from a trusted friend that puts Bebe Cool as number one as the richest musician in East Africa.
Friday, 01 March 2013
Isaac Katende aka Kasuku and Daniella were yesterday back in the Makindye based court over the hot slap that resulted in a torn shirt and a destroyed rosary. Daniella has now been asked to pay Ugx 221,500 in damages.
Kasuku has also been asked to apologise to Daniella on Radio and the blog where he posted the Seguku house remarks and never to mention anything about Daniella be it positive or negative.
The compesation was broken down as follows: The torn shirt was valued at Shs20,000, rosary at Shs1,500/- and treatment 200,000/- Regarding the treatment, Kasuku had to seek services of a masseuse who massaged his slapped cheek to ensure that all was well.
This is the second case involving the Mayanja's to be cleared in a span of two months. First, It was the Karamagi case in which Chameleone was accused of torching an intruder in his Seguku house on boxing day, but that is a thing of the past after it turned out that he had no case to answer and now the Daniella slap.
Now that this was an out of court settlement, the couple was seen a few days back jet skiing at Spenah Beach in Entebbe celebrating the positive developments.
Monday, 25 February 2013
The couple has of late been in court for various issues. Chameleone was cleared in the Karamagi saga and there was no better way of celebrating that milestone other than shooting his Badilisha video which happens to be his latest Album.
Daniella on the other hand will be in court again on the 28-Feb-2013. Insider sources have it that Daniella is in talks with Kasuku lawyers to have the case settled out of court.
Regarding Chameleone's latest Album launch, this is what he has to say: "We have never been this ready! 26th April 2013 #BADILISHA live.. the Grounds are Waiting,the drums are roaring and all shall sing along the sounds of LEONE ISLAND,the #Badilisha Dance shall be Synonymous with all and even the sick and eldery shall disaprove their sympathisers ..#BADILISHA LIVE...2013, these are not promises,these are guarantees for a great nite on 26th April... when we officially usher in the muscial year."
Monday, 11 February 2013
It all started with Kuku claiming that the Sseguku house which Chameleone has since left after relocating to Muyenga was about to be taken by loan sharks. Daniella wondered how that could be possible and yet she was in possession of the land title in question, so she drove to the Monitor Publications.
It was during that visit that the two allegedly engaged in a fight. On Monday afternoon(Feb 11), Daniella Atim appeared before the Makindye Chief Magistrates Court for fighting in a public place.
Criminal summons were issued to Kuku as well but he did not show up. The mother of three denied the charges. She was later released on bail after two members of the Leone Island Crew executed a non cash bail of shs10m each.
Chameleone was around the court to support his dear wife. The case was adjourned to Feb 28, 2013.
Thursday, 07 February 2013
Uganda's music heavy weight Jose Chameleone has officially released the Badilisha video, which also happens to be the title for his 2013 album.
The star who recently shifted to Muyenga from his Seguku house after ten years is all set for the launch. Valu Valu in 2012 was massive but the Badilisha Concert is likely to surpass Valu-Valu by far and large.
Chameleone has been tussling with the Karamagi case for the last one month but this seems like a thing of the past after he was cleared by the Director of Public Prosecution. On being cleared, completing the Badilisha video and shifting to a new house were top on his agenda.
Chameleone says that the date is 'olwede bukuuti' meaning that the date has been confirmed though as we earlier told you that the search for a relatively bigger venue is the reason the actual date has not been communicated.
It's a new year and new music from all corners is being released by both upcoming and established artistes. Chameleone's young brother, AK47 has also released his version of 'Gal A Bubble' video which he did with DiziZa. You know Konshens version but this version is 'Oligiono' read original by AK47 though you must be 18 and over to watch this!.
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Sunday, 03 February 2013
Chameleone has been forced to quit his Sseguku based house to Muyenga for security reasons. The singer says that his security and that of his family was compromised.
"My security and that of my family was compromised in Seguku. Therefore it was prudent to acquire another place as the security issues at Seguku got fixed. Again this will allow for the renovation work that has been going on at Seguku for the last 4 months get finished and done more efficiently. Leone island family, introducing my new hut in Muyenga."
Earlier reports had indicated that the Moto-Moto star had moved all his posh rides that included an Escalade, BMW, and a Range Rover Sport plus other valuables to his in-laws in Bina something that the star was quick to refute. He even invited some folks to come to Sseguku and prove that the allegations were wrong.
It has not been a bed of roses for the 'Badilisha' singer for the last one month following the death of Robert Karamagi who broke into his house late last year only to allegedly torch himself from the singer's house.
Chameloene's movements to his Sseguku house during day time were greatly affected after that incident. This has in the end left him with no choice but to relocate to Muyenga. The kids were seen enjoying the new home which is well equipped with a swimming pool and a quiet neighborhood.
Meanwhile, the singer is in his final stages of launching his latest album, Badilisha. Insider sources say that a search for a venue that can handle a crowd bigger than that of the Valu-Valu launch is on.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
The music industry in Uganda is so competitive especially when it comes to these three top male artistes but their cribs have always been an interesting topic of discussion for the fans.
Regarding Bobi Wine's Magere based crib, there is nothing much to write home about. Just recently, he moved his Fire Base office and studio to Semakokiro Plaza that has over 10 units boosting his savings as he won't have any office rent to pay.
Chameleone is busy renovating his house though complaining of how cement prices are sky rocketing but fans have advised him to resort to using cow dung or he should very quickly come up with a concert of sorts tagged to house renovation.
Bebe Cool has just roofed his luxurious 6in1 mansion and this very year, he could move in at least going by the progress on the house. The Kamwako singer has committed all resources to the house putting on hold his other activities like donating to charity, painting his current Ntinda house among others.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
On Thursday, Robert Karamagi's dad was at Kibuli police making a statement on the death of his son. Earlier on, Daniella and Chameleone plus other members of Leone Island Music Empire (LIME) made statements that were helping police with the investigations.
Hopefully this will make Moze Radio settle and also realise that the police is doing its job though it cannot work on his orders. On Saturday, the Chameleone's were in a family meeting discussing this case in particular and also appealing to Moze Radio through Weasel TV to be calm.
In case the situation warrants that Chameleone be prosecuted, then the manslaughter charge would be preferred against him now that Karamagi did not die from the singer's home. It would have been murder had he died from Chameleone's home.
Moze Radio promised not to keep quiet until something is done. By Monday afternoon, Moze Radio was still spitting venom with worse off allegations. Chameleone simply brushed it off with this post: "With all these bricks that have been thrown at me these past few days, I will lay a firm foundation."
Monday, 07 January 2013
Fellow artistes have been talking but not wanting to be quoted but one of them who happens to be Moze Radio who was once his back up vocalist back in the days has come out and he is on record and this is what he had to say:
"Chameleone, Chameleone, Chameleone...u almost killed my brother...u beat up Weasel in Rouge...u kidnapped a man from Masaka..n now you are telling the whole world mbu yo wife scared a thief so much dat he set himself on fire!!!! Joseph Joseph..I hope u still remember wat I told u...stop living dangerously...obudde bugendelera... meaning that time is rushing, its high time you acted your age"
This message has got the likes of Kasuku who recently got a beating from Chameleone's wife excited to the extent that he might even forget about his particular case and just monitor this one.
Meanwhile, Chameleone who recently cancelled his tour to Dubai has resorted to local shows but even for the local shows you must have paid up in full for him to perform.
In the last days of the previous year, he was selling like a hot cake but revellers at Calendar Restaurant in Makindye had it rough when the singer showed up but did not perform due to some unpaid balance, the organiser ordered for the gates to be locked so the star could not get out but being the Chameleone he is, he left his Toyota Regius car behind and jumped over the wall to his next destination.
Thursday, 03 January 2013
In a statement from police this evening, It was established that Chameleone together with his bouncers are being investigated but he has not been arrested yet.
"It's true we are investigating Chameleon and his group for the death of one Karamagi at the top singer's house. We have gathered evidence that we are to take to DPP for perusal and legal advice. However, we have not yet arrested him as per now."
Meanwhile, Chameleone's gig in Dubai that was to take place this Saturday has been called off.
Wednesday, 02 January 2013
Robert Karamagi, the man who broke into Chameleone's house on boxing day before setting himself ablaze was buried on Sunday in Fort Portal. Chameleone has been tight lipped since then and not revealing so much especially to the fans but the Moto-Moto star agrees it is a trying moment for him.
The star started off by wishing his fans and the Leone Island fans a happy new year and went straight to the point. "With all due respect, I have not been quiet about all that is revolving around me for any selfish reasons, It is a trying moment."
Karamagi died from Mulago hospital after sustaining 80% burns to which the Mulago PRO said it was unlikely he could survive and indeed the man later passed on. Relatives to Robert say he had been running errands for Chameleone and he was known to them.
Chamelone on the other hand says: "This man intruded into my house and acted in a self-destructive manner that I can't explain what he had in mind except narrating what I witnessed." Chameleone in his statement off his wall added that:
I contacted police as a responsible citizen after the man threatened my family. Police responded a few minutes after he had set himself ablaze but even when police came, the man was still violent.
Police managed to take him to Kajjansi police and later to Mulago hospital. Karamagi's family members joined him in Mulago hours later and that is when he told them that I was his friend and responsible for his fate.
At the end of it all, Chameleone concluded: "I am born, raised, and will forever be Ugandan,
He then called on to his Leone Islanders to go for work in a Tugende Tukole tone. His wife Daniella Atim together with Chameleone himself have already recorded statements regarding the matter and also detectives were able to look around for all possible clues that could help them in establishing what went wrong and why.
Friday, 28 December 2012
Robert Kalamagi, a resident of Sseguku was a clothes vendor, a fan and good friend to Chameleone according to family members. Kalamagi's father told journalists at Mulago hospital that when he asked his son why he had set himself ablaze, he denied having done that.
According to Kajjansi DPC, Chameleone will have to explain to them that bit. Chameleone is currently in Juba for a show slated for (Dec 28) though before leaving for Juba, he did not want to comment so much on the matter saying that the police was in charge.
Meanwhile, the Mulago hospital Public Relations Officer said that Robert had sustained 80% burns so the chances of survival were minimal.
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Kalamagi broke into Chameleone's house at 1:00am, the time Daniella was making her way to the pantry only to hear footsteps in the sitting room. On going there, she met a man who just stood there saying nothing.
Daniella Called Chamelone to come to her rescue as she demanded for answers from the man who by now had started walking towards one of the corners where he had kept a five-litre jerrycan of petrol.
The man then doused himself with petrol and then also tried to douse Daniella too. He then pulled out his lighter and set himself alight. Kalamagi started screaming for help. Police was called in just in time before he could burn to death.
It's not clear why Chameleone did not have guards to take over his security well knowing that 'Abayuda Tuyita Nabo'.
Friday, 14 December 2012
The Alingo stars will be performing live in Uganda on December 21, 2012 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval. Tickets will be going for 25k Regular and 75k VIP.
P-Square, President Paul Kagame and Uganda's youngest legislator Proscovia Oromait were named among the Eight most fascinating Africans for the year 2012 by an American Magazine, the Newyorker.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
One Kuku Wazabanga aka Kasuku, the man behind the poll that made Bebe Cool a leading artiste in the past 50 years through his blog post wrote that Chameleone was set to lose his Seguku house to a bank due to a defaulted loan.
In his post, Kasuku wrote that they were investigating the whereabouts of the land title. Daniella who did not seem amused by what she termed as malicious rumours managed to call and told them that she was in possession of the land title.
The Kasuku team was bent on going ahead with their search for the title forcing Daniella to drive to Monitor Publications to show Kuku the original title to counter his allegations.
Kuku was called and he came walking while pulling his trousers up only to see Daniella at the reception who did not waste any time in showing him the land title for the said land. Kuku was like but..but atte you see..and the next thing he realised was a hot slap in the face.
Kuku and Daniella have both opted to sort this out legally. Reacting on the above development, the Doctor had this to say:
"Blaming me for your failure is alleging nonsense against me. I have been on top of the charts for a decade and somehow managed to succeed compared to my age, now whosoever is jealous out there should know that I'm getting better every other day!!
Chameleone concluded that: "I'm seated on my balcony uphill Seguku where the Leone Island come from watching Museveni's convoy pass by. Iam not in debt with any bank as you wish.."
Saturday, 17 November 2012
On Tuesday (Nov 13), Daniella Atim Mayanja turned 28 and her birthday celebration was held at Centenary Park based Barbeque Lounge. "Happy Birthday my darling wife Daniella Atim Mayanja, may you live to blow a million candles." Chameleone wrote while inviting friends and fans for the party.
During the open bar party that was partly sponsored by Nile Gold, the couple got so romantic that they could not stop kissing and holding each other as they celebrated the night away. Daniella was given a first class return ticket to Bahamas for one week with a friend of her choice.
On getting to Bahamas, Daniella will stay in a five star hotel and go for sight seeing, shopping plus other attractions while in the Bahamas. Just recently, Chameleone constructed for his wife Daniella Villas which are two self contained apartments that she was free to let out as a way of boosting her income.
Early this year, Jose Chameleone and Daniella Atim were blessed with a baby gal Meanwhile, Daniella's birthday hair cut left many wondering where she got the guts. Daniella is the type who is so reserved that the last thing you would expect from her was to go for a Mario Balotelli hair cut combined with Moses Golola's look-alike arrow.
We like your swagg gal and for now, enjoy your holiday.
Monday, 12 November 2012
It all started with Bebe Cool branding Chameleone Neighbour 'A' and reminding him of how he failed to perform at the olympics and branded Bobi Wine neighbour 'B' for having bought a boat and called it a yacht.
Chameleone retaliated with Daniella Villas to contain the 'Kamwako' star who he referred to as neighbour 'Z' a trick that actually worked because after that we saw Bebe Cool trying to adopt the commercial avenue with Zuena talking of renting out her apartments and then just recently her cake business.
The artistes had kind of kept their low not until the Kamwako launch in November that was held at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds the same venue Chameleone held his Valu-Valu launch. This is now the cause of the current beef after Chameleone's crowd was way bigger than that of Bebe Cool.
Chameleone took to his wall and told his fans of how he was laughing and felt like laughing for the rest of the week. The Moto-Moto singer's laughter was cut short as he had to prepare for his performance at Lugogo Cricket Oval during Sean Paul's Concert.
Chameleone had another show at Club Obligatto on top of being the main curtain raiser at Dutty Paul's show at Lugogo in the same night. It rained heavily that day, and with most fans opting for the international star, Sean Paul, Club Obligato had more empty chairs than fans.
Bebe Cool used the flop opportunity to hit back at Chameleone telling him of how an upcoming artiste was better than him after filling up the same venue to full capacity. On that note, Bebe Cool told Chameleone not open his mouth again.
What followed was Chameleone to be forced to buy a black board to teach his Kiwatule based neighbour a few lessons as seen in the above wall shots. The Kiwatule man did not spare him either.
Tuesday, 06 November 2012
"In the beginning it was all physical, I even knocked the guy down at one point Naye nawakana. Then we decided to organise our launches on the same dates to see who is who...we did it 3 consecutive times Nga Ela tumusinga hands down Ela nawakana.
Then came the battle of Champions..in his own words he said ''Tukilize Bobi Wine Yasinga'' but 12hrs later, he objected. This time, we agreed to set our concerts on different dates but in the same venue to settle this once and for all.
One of us had his concert, and you saw the numbers plus the empty chairs! We are now waiting for 16th November. Same venue, Kyadondo. How is that folks." Those were the words of Bobi Wine.
During Chameleone's Valu Valu launch, Kyadondo was filled to the brim, Bebe Cool tried with his Kamwako launch but could not measure up to Valu Valu, we are now yet to see Bobi Wine with his Tugambire Ku Jennifer.
Saturday, 03 November 2012
The 10th edition of the Kisima Awards was held yesterday in Nairobi at KICC Tsavo Ballroom and our very own Chameleone was among the winners.
Chameleone might have lost the BEFFTA award to Juliana but he managed to pull this through when he beat TMK, Professor J, Lady Jaydee and Diamond (all from Tanzania) to get the East African Recognition Award through his Valu-Valu hit.
Celebrating his win, Chameleone dashed to his wall and thanked his fans: "Thanks all my fans, we live to inspire good music not words we have won...strictly music not wolox!!!!"
Others in that category included Jackie Chandiru-'Gold Digger' and a one Dynamiq from South Sudan.
Other Ugandans who were nominated in the Kisima Awards were Keko - 'Make You Dance' a track she did with Madtraxx, Juliana and Alicios 'Mpita Njia' under the Collaboration of the year. This was taken by a track 'Gentleman' which was done by P-Unit and Sauti Sol.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
"Warning: To all artistes out to judge others' failures and music, wise up, wake up and we will judge you too! Leone Island Music Empire."
Much as the message is to all artistes, music pundits think otherwise as one had this to say. This message is directed at WINE and COOL not even Juliana who beat him in the recently concluded BEFFTA Awards features on that list of 'all artistes' Chameleone is referring to.
Chameleone's warning comes at a time when Bebe Cool had just told one publication of how Chameleone is a bad mannered man and he has no problem saying it. He is always bickering over the smallest of things and I don't see eye-to-eye with him because I cannot keep such friendship. Bebe Said.
Chameleone's 'warning' got a response of Big is Big from one who seemed like a staunch Gagamel fan and now that this is a known Bebe Cool's line and a title to one of his tracks, 'Big Size', Chameleone responded promptly:
Big is Big in your eyes! what about David defeating Goliath with three pebbles...when you ask for words they come in, music they grass." Chameleone concluded as he wished a good week to the island family.
Meanwhile, Bebe Cool's Kamwako launch will be held this coming Friday while Bobi Wine's Tugambire Ku Jennifer will be in two weeks time.
Sunday, 21 October 2012
The kids may be a few years old but showing all signs of emulating their dad in every way.
Star singer Jose Chameleone who has been busy lately with his international tours shared a pic of his family off his wall to which he says; ''Generation Next, The Mayanja's Mama, Alba, Alfa and Abba love you all, yours DOCTOR"
A fan commented: "This is it..Keep clean Jose this is more than money!!!! The star replied to him that yeah far more than money. The Moto-Moto star has four kids in total. Chameleone had a steamy relationship with Belgian Greant Osea aka Dorotia resulting in their baby Ayla Mayanja but the pair later split.
Inset is Chameleone, Dorotia and Ayla during one of his trips to Brussels. Chameleone's naming order has been any name that starts with A, Bebe Cool follows the alphabet order and he is currently at C with Caysan as the latest addition.
When it comes to the Omubanda Wa Kabaka, Bobi Wine also the Ghetto Gladiator who recently missed sharing the presidential pavilion with Presidents at the Kololo Independence grounds, his kids are named after cities like Kampala and Nairobi.
Through his latest track, 'Tugambire Ku Jenniffer', he is realizing a new set of fans who include tycoons whose structures have been demolished.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Chameleone's grabber statement is: 'Leone Island Tugende Tukole' in which he encourages members of his Leone Island Crew to be hard working. This can be seen from the sweat on his swanky purple shirt.
The fans in Sweden could just not get enough of the 'Valu Valu' hit which was one of those tracks that made Jamaican dance-hall star Konshens to declare him Africa's number one. The two recorded a duet to seal this.
Chameleone's music appeals to all. This did not leave out the Swedish who were seen wearing out their dancing shoes as Chameleone did his thing.
"Thanks to all my fans in Stockholm! 2gether we made it a show on record...Moto Moto Leero." Jose Chameleone was joined by the grand pa of Uganda music Ragga Dee and King Michael.
Chameleone will this Saturday perform at Club Rouge live during the Airtel Tsup Swagg party.
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Apparently, Chameleone is attributing the problem to the promoter and in his wall post he says: "I hate promoters like the one in Norway who fails to get me a visa and then he calls me a thief upon his own failure."
One Hamilton Milton responded to the music heavy weight saying: "It is you and your crew to apply and get a visa yourselves and the promoter can give you airtickets and take care of your accommodation."
He adds that: "How I wish you can be humble enough to apologize to the Norwegians and the Ugandan community in Bergen and Oslo." Chameleone on the other hand is not taking responsibility for any of this and he says that the two parties have a contract and as far as he is concerned, he has not breached anything contained therein.
The promoters claim that they gave Chameleone the invitation letter way back in May 2012 but he only presented it to the visa authorities a week back with Papa Cidy and AK47 names only. They have now vowed to block the singers future performances in Norway.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Singer Jose Chameleone and the butt model Doreen Kabareebe have been a trending item for a greater part of this month but while all this was happening, Daniella was watching that space from Italy.
She is now back from Italy and the first thing on her agenda was to go and check out the Daniella Villas in Bweyogerere. The star who spent last weekend bungee jumping in Jinja had this to say to his critics:
"Welcome back! now let them yap. Our couple is powered by God not cheap talk. To the haterz, me and Daniella are off to Nairobi!!!"
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Zuena Kirema is engaged to Bebe Cool (Moses Ssali) while Barbie (Barbara Itungo) is married to Bobi Wine(Robert Kyagulanyi) and last but not least is Daniella Atim, who is married to Jose Chameleone (Joseph Mayanja).
Daniella keeps at home most of the time taking care of the kids. Barbie on the other hand has been busy managing the One Love Beach, replenishing the second batch of her village belle book let alone ensuring that the Omubanda Wa Kabaka reality show on Bukedde is up and running.
Zuena Cool is into music and has two tracks to her name, 'Owa Boda' and 'Mata', a collaboration with the then Eighton and Rain. This not only makes her a wife to a musician but also a musician.
This type of CV has made Zuena utter some words similar to not comparing her with any other musician's wife as the only thing they have in common is being MARRIED to a musician. Zuena emphasizes the marriage aspect as she even puts it in caps, may be because not so many have witnessed a wedding as big as Bobi Wine and Chameleone.
Barbie's reaction sounded like scripts in a yet to be released book on people who try so hard. "We sometimes wonder why some people deny the obvious when criticised, why they desperately seek for assurance that they are loveable, why they try hard to please others in order to get public attention."
She concludes: "Wonder no more. Such people have low self esteem and they don't believe in themselves. Try hard to accept who you are and never to wish you were somebody else."
Have the wars crossed to the musician's wives!! Watch this space!
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Zuena says that she's finalizing with the painting and the house will be ready in a months time. She concludes by saying 'Ndisa Butti Sipapa' similar to slow but sure. Appearing on WBS Tv Monday Night Live show, Bebe said that he could have completed his house had it not been the Shs90m that he has sunk in his various charity activities.
Chances are the 4-bed roomed talk has been sparked by Daniella Villas which Chameleone constructed for his wife, Daniella. Zuena has now brought out the Kigoowa house as a way of containing the Villas.
Recently Zuena told her fans that: "Ladies & gentlemen with all due respect plz stop comparing me with other musicians wives, we're very different in terms of background, age, tribe, sense of fashion, likes and dislikes..the only thing we have in common is being married to a musician yes MARRIED. thank you in advance"
Zuena is now showing how different she is from the other musicians' wives.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Star singer Chameleone's official social network page on facebook that was created in February 2012 has clocked 10,000 likes/fans. and he says the Leone Island family has grown "We're finally 10,000... no ghosts!!"
The star recently bagged Shs150m in the current Moto Moto X-Trail promotion in which
4 out of 8 Nissan X-trails have so far been won by those taking Mirinda, Pepsi or Mountain Dew drinks.
Chameleone unveiled Daniella Villas that were constructed for his wife Daniella Atim as part of Chameleone Investments and he says that is not all, he is yet to unveil more in under a week. Watch that space!
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Wednesday, 05 September 2012
While other celebrities are celebrating their birthdays at 25 and working their way downwards, Bebe Cool has just made 35. On 1-Sep-2012, the 'Akamwako' star celebrated his birthday at Asylum bar and later crowned the night at Guvnor.
Zuena who could not hide her excitement had this to say: "Happy birthday to my hubby, friend, father to my angels, my one and only Musa Bebe Cool. I wouldn't ask Allah for a better husband am proud of you and I cherish each day with u. Long live my love."
Amazingly, Bebe Cool is older than Bobi Wine(30), Chameleone(33) though Ragga Dee beats them all at 39. This is the soul reason you will not get Ragga Dee in these cats fights.
Tuesday, 04 September 2012
Star singer Jose Chameleone has come out for the second time to clarify that his wife and kids are not in Uganda but on holiday in Italy. This follows reports by some sections of the media claiming that Daniella has left the Seguku mansion and is currently staying at her uncle's place in Mutungo.
The whole of last week, pictures of Chameleone with a butt flashing model Doreen Kabareebe were the talk of the town. Close friends to Daniella intimated to some snoops that Daniella actually warned Doreen to keep her 'curves' off her man.
In his latest posting, Chameleone says: "It is a pity how media is telling lies for money. I'm clearing the air, my beautiful wife Abba, Alfa and Alba are not in Mutungo as alleged by the media.
My family is on holiday in Italy and not bothered by the rubbish haters are trashing! Please respect people's families. My family please enjoy your holiday, no stress."
Chameleone who last performed in Brussels on Saturday is yet to join his family in Italy. and has termed the split talk as utter rubbish. "Daniela and I are still together and as much in love with each other as we have always been...My wife is much too wise to be upset by something as petty as that. She loves me, understands me more than any other person in the world and supports me in whatever I do." Chameleone said.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
The 'Salute' star Jose Chameleone is on the spot after the pic of him and a butt revealing model went viral.
The music doctor has been forced to speak out and he says: ''People should not attach this girls dressing to me, I'm not her fashionista" This statement got reactions seconds after and among them was Andre Skillz who said:
"I'm still struggling to make sense out of your statement! And come on you can give a better defense than that, Is that really the best you got? Chameleone said that's all and the rest is to my wife."
Jose Chameleone got to a point of referring whoever was making this an issue to a fag. "I've got a very strong family that understands me other than any fag making this an issue." As all this is going on Chameleone's wife Daniella and the kids are on holiday in Italy.
Close friends to Daniella say that she has already warned Doreen to stop rubbing shoulders with her husband. Doreen's attitude initially was ''I don't Care'' but that has long changed as she is now claiming she was backstage dressing.
"Those who criticized me on that dress, I was backstage dressing en besides those who matter accept me that way." Doreen wrote on her wall. She also clarified to a pal that:"I was dressing up from the backstage to go and model and among all the models, its only me they could see."
Related: Model Kabareebe in Raunchy Butt Show at Sisqo Gig
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
The function that was supposed to start at 5pm to 11pm started a bit late that the long list of artistes could not be accommodated in the allotted time. Other top artistes who did not perform include Mr. Flavour the 'Ashawo' star from Nigeria and Fally Ipupa among others.
The star has gone ahead to apologize to his fans for having failed to perform and promises to make it next time. Chameleone also blamed the organisers for the mess. The star who is always on the move and never runs out of options has already switched to his plan 'B'.
On 1-Sep-2012, Chameleone will be performing at the finals of Miss East Africa Belgium 2012 with Rwanda's Knowless and Ray Blaze from Nigeria.
Thursday, 16 August 2012
The star has now changed tactics by coming up with his latest song Moto Moto which doubles as a pressure group aimed at urging people to work hard as opposed to waiting for others to do work for them.
Moto Moto Pressure Group is free for everyone to join. Moto is a swahili word meaning 'fire' representing the heat that is being felt by Ugandans through the hard economic times. Jose Chameleone is borrowing a leaf from other countries that have used music as a tool to achieve their cause.
Chameleone is now planning a mega launch for the song in which more details on how to join the pressure group will be unveiled.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Yesterday, we told of how Bebe Cool attacked his 'neighbours' in which one failed to perform at the Olympics and the other bought a canoe and was yet to start fishing at Busabala Beach.
Fans assured him to leave fellow singers alone as he was contradicting messages in his very own tracks like Minzani and Kamwako among others. Bebe was also told that he is good but Chameleone is by far and large better than him in music and could not even measure up to Bobi's assets.
This did not go down well with Zuena(Bebe's wife) who started unfriending all those who were talking ill of the 'Akamwako' star. Some of Zuena's friends who had been scrapped off that title had started complaining.
Zuena wondered: "Abange if you dislike my husband or his music & I unfriend you, why do you fuss, behind every successful man there is a supporting woman." Bebe Cool did not waste any time in responding to his wife:
"Hhahaha Luv wange, vakundinga ezo. tebamanyi gwebalumba, njakubaezo embuuzi" translated as"My love leave them as they don't know who they are dealing with, I will beat those goats"
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine's wife Barbie Itungo is busy promoting Bobi Wine's latest track 'Obuvuka' with a theme of you reap what you sow and posting more boat pictures while Chameloene's wife Daniella Atim is busy taking care of the kids.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Local music star Bebe Cool who is fresh from Germany has started off by dissing fellow singers Jose Chameleone and Bobi Wine referring to them as Neighbour A and Neighbour B. In his latest posting, Bebe Says:
"I once had two neighbours (A) and (B) four months ago, neighbour A told me he was going to rap at the Olympics faster than Usain Bolt. Neighbour (B) not wanting to be out-done, told us he had bought a canoe and he was yet to buy a fishing net. All this was simply Air. What is your take on the neighbours."
Now looking at how events have been unfolding (A) is Chameleone who recently went on strike after his passport was held in Tanzania and among others, he said that he wanted his passport back as he was slated to perform at the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Stephen Kiprotic took the moment. Chamelone is now saying that confiscating his passport led to delays in securing a visa.
On the other hand (B) is Bobi Wine who made headlines with a boat that he is valuing at $750,000 while other sources are claiming the boat is actually for Sudhir's daughter. This is fresh and we are yet to see how the 'Neighbours' will treat this.
Chameleone in his latest track 'Salute' referred to them as 'Ba Bigambo boys' as they kept trading insults in 'By Far' VS 'Big Mouth by Far songs' Chameleone also reminds them that its' been 12 years when the name Chamelone is the one that rules the industry.
Since Bebe Cool was asking for views on what the fans thought of his analysis of his 'neighbours', the fans did not disappoint but the majority told him that it would be wise if he left Chameleone out of the bickering.
These were some of the views:
Kizito Kizman: Neighbour A is better than you in music and Neighbour B is better than you in money and assets by far.
Ian Omukoowu: "Sit down and listen to your song 'Akamwako'
Watch this space!
Sunday, 29 July 2012
Chameleone later went to Eric to demand for his dues only to be told that someone who masqueraded as his manager had been paid. This is when the passport was confiscated for close to a month.
All efforts of getting the passport back had failed so like a chameleon, he devised other means. He went to the Tanzanian Embassy where he held a peaceful demonstration. This got the IGP Lt. Gen Kale Kayihura involved and the passport was flown to the country within two hours.
The latest info coming in is that Eric Shigongo of Global Publishers has apologized to the singer for mishandling his business issues and promised not to do it again Eric concluded by saying that he is coming over to Uganda to pursue the suspect in the courts of law.
The news of the apology found Chameleone in a happy mood after he had just listed to the jazz version of his Valu Valu hit on the Saturday night party in the Big brother house as Sanyu FM's DJ Pita spined the discs.
Friday, 27 July 2012
Chameleone stormed the Tz embassy in the wee hours of yesterday with his beddings protesting the confiscation of his passport prompting the intervention of Inspector General of Police Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura.
It was a matter of hours and the self acclaimed Doctor's passport was on the next flight for Uganda. The star later posted on his wall that:"I'm Dr. Chameleone the Undisputed" The star will be rocking South Africa on the 03-Aug-2012.
Thursday, 26 July 2012
Shigongo is the promoter who contracted him to perform in Tanzania which he did but Chameleone's manager and another conman only identified as George, Shigongo lost USD3,500.
The star who had just performed in Rwanda - Amahoro Stadium simply dashed to the Tanzanian Embassy for a peaceful demonstration to compel them to help in retrieving his passport.
A team of police officers in a police pick-up UP-2627 came to the scene and pleaded with him to stop the demonstration. The star later had a meeting with the Inspector General of Police who promised to work hand in hand with their counter parts in Tanzania to have the matter resolved.
Thursday, 26 July 2012
However, the Tanzanian ghosts are not sleeping as they are still haunting him and now his performance in South Africa and the UK(Olympics opening ceremony) hang in balance after a one Eric Shigongo, CEO of Global Publishers, the company that hired him to perform in TZ confiscated his passport over US$3500 which is approximately Ugx 8.5m.
According to Chameleone, that money was swindled by a one George in Kampala who he managed to track and forwarded to police but was released later under circumstances that were not clear to him.
Jose Chameleone tried to reach out to the Tanzanian Embassy here in Uganda over the matter but did not get that much help. "I have upcoming performances in South Africa, England, Belgium, Norway, Canada etc, so is Eric Shigongo above the law to keep my passport illegally for over a month?"
Chameleone has now abandoned his house and is heading to the Tanzanian Embassy where he will camp to the time when Eric surrenders his passport to the Ugandan Government. Watch this Space!
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
This followed the tax body Uganda Revenue Authority issuing notices to some of the big names in the industry to pay taxes out of their recently held shows. Musicians retaliated by saying that they will not pay the said taxes if their music is being pirated.
The police boss promised to enforce the crack down. A few weeks back, policemen and members of the Uganda Performing Right Society (UPRS) were faced with resistance as the tried to crack down on the music pirates down town.
The Anti-piracy protest lasted several hours that when Chameleone saw a mango vendor within the vicinity, he called the lady who put the mangoes right on top of the bonnet of the BMW that was donated to him by Meddie Ssentongo.
The star who was very hungry at the time did not waste any minute in crushing the nutritiously rich fruit which was not even ripe.
Sunday, 08 July 2012
Uganda's music heavy weight Jose Chameleone was yesterday performing at Saba Saba National Stadium in Tanzania doing most of his hits but the crowd's favourite was Valu Valu. The last time the star was in Tanzania was four years back in which he sleep walked from the third floor of Impala hotel in Arusha breaking his legs.
The star will be in Rwanda on Jul 14 at the Amahoro Stadium and on the 27 and 28 July, he will be in Democratic Republic of Congo. Early August, Jose Chameleone will be in South Africa and on the 27 Aug, the star will be representing Uganda in the Africa Unplugged show with Cabo Snoop in Wembley London.
Saturday, 09 June 2012
The tax body is now closing in on other top artistes like Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool and Jose Chameleone who could lose some of their property as the tax body tries to recover the taxes the singers have not remitted in the various shows over time.
The artistes have not paid Value Added Tax (VAT) on their album launches and concerts. According to a source from URA; "Chameleone is in trouble because he has so far refused to clear the Shs9m dues for the Valu Valu album launch alone. A notice ordering him to pay it as soon as possible has also been sent to him."
Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine have not yet paid taxes on the recent successful Battle of the Champions that was held at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. The artistes have to clear their dues very soon or else URA could attach their posh rides, mansions and land titles.
Saturday, 02 June 2012
The ride came in at the time when the Yutong Pioneer buses were being driven around Kampala without number plates but now the buses have number plates and so is Chamili's ride.
The doctor of music has put on 'DOCTOR' customized number plates on his latest ride.
The father of four has instead opted to battle it out with Africa's top artistes in Wembley Stadium this coming August. He is also slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the Olympics 2012 in London.
More on Jose Chameleone
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Children of this generation are not gettingnames like it was back then. Below we take you through the names some od our stars have given their children.
Bebe Cool - Zuena welcomed a bouncing baby boy three days back who happens to be their third child with Bebe Cool. These ones have decided to go about it the alphabet way. Alpha is the first born followed by their only girl Beata and now another boy Caysan.
Jose Chameleone - Exactly three months back Daniella gave birth to their third child who they named Alba Shyne Mayanja. Their first born is Abba Marcus Mayanja. Now looks like this one has gone for names starting with 'A'
Bobi Wine - Now the Omubanda wa Kabaka's is out of the box. He named his kids after cities. His first born is Kampala, and the second one is Nairobi. Their latest was given the Shilling name may after running out of cities that they could embrace.
Juliana Kanyomozi - For the lady musicians it has been nice and polite. Juliana's son with her ex is called Keron Lukwago.
Cindy - The former Blu3 member had 3 items on her agenda last year and one was to give birth, launch an album and have Mario put a ring on her finger. She achieved the first two and now fingers crossed for the wedding. Cindy named her first born Amani. Just next door in Kenya, we have a Kenyan artiste who goes by that name and when she hits stage, all the front row guests are treated to a 'VIP' show of sorts.
Lillian - The former Blu3 member has a child with Goodlyfe member Moze Radio and was given Asanti as the name which is a Swahili word meaning Thank You.
Monday, 16 April 2012
According to Chamili the equipment was not properly configured to give that output as he required so not wanting the fans to confuse the bad output with his music, he refused to perform.
The fans pleaded with him to perform but the star refused to perform as long as the DJ's did not do something about the output. This was even made worse when the generator failed to work.
This sent the fans into throwing stones and destroying everything in their way. Police had to come in to quell the situation though several items were destroyed as the fans were protesting the move.
The latest is that Chameleone's music equipment which was confiscated over a month back can only be released after he pays the proprietor of Bukenya Foundation Shs15m which is an estimate of the loss out of the broken chairs and beers.
Meanwhile, Jose Chameleone and his wife Daniella were yesterday in Bina church where his father in law Fr. John Scalabrini was given a new name of Mutebi Ssalongo which seems to be simpler for the locals to pronounce.
Fr. Scalabrini seemed to be amused with Chamili's braided hair style.
Friday, 06 April 2012
Jose Chameleone was so happy over the European tour that he could not hide his excitement. Right from Entebbe Airport, he was seen blocking the plane stairs as he took photos of this memorable moment. It is understandable as Jose was last in the UK six years back.
Meanwhile, Eddie Kenzo is all smiles after the Goodlyfe boyz were denied visas to the UK. Jose Chameleone and the other Leone Island members will perform at concerts dubbed "The Return of the Living Legend" in Coventry Leeds and London.
Friday, 16 March 2012
Jose Chameleone is the latest to join the Range Rover Sport family following the successful Valu Valu live concert. The singer who upgraded the wife's car from a Harrier to BMW X5 series was seen driving it around the nite spots last Wednesday.
The grey Range Rover like the Pioneer buses was being driven without a number plate. The star is likely to customize it with 'Valu Valu' registration number. The Valu Valu concert was a success unlike the Luweero fans who did not get a feel of it after Chameleone refused to perform citing poor sound of the equipment.
Balaam Barugahare, the promoter who sponsored the Valu Valu Concert made losses in Luwero estimated at 17m. He has now put conditions for Chameleone not to go to the UK where he is scheduled to perform during Easter so he can be part of Balaam's Easter shows.
The Ranger Rover move is an assurance to Balaam that he has enough money now that the ride cost him 200m before taxes. Watch this space!
Saturday, 03 March 2012
It was a rainy evening but this did not stop the fans from hitting the venue early enough. Kyadondo Rugby Grounds was fully packed for the Valu Valu Live show as Chameleone fully dressed in military attire hit the stage at 10:00pm.
He took off a moment to remember scores that died at the spot during the July 2010 Kampala bombs.
"I would like to dedicate this concert to the souls of those that died here and those that were injured, we are with you our brothers and sisters. We are Ugandans and no one, not even terrorists should threaten us in our country."
Being the Chameleone he is, he did not leave out his fellow artistes. Even though Kyadondo is full, some people are still missing like Bebe Cool and Zuena, Bobi Wine and Barbie, Moze Radio and Weasel, there presence would be a good thing so we enjoy the music together.
Shida Za Dunia, Nekolera Mali, Bomboclat, Basiima Ogenze, Mukisa Gwo, Bayuda, Technology and collabos with Papa Cidy were among the tracks he played that were in the range of 25-30 tracks or there about.
Other artistes who helped the music giant to bring the night down were Navio, Jackie Chandiru, Ragga Dee and Eddie Kenzo among others.
The Valu Valu show will today shift to Mukono and tomorrow in Entebbe.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Just recently we told you of how Chameleone was into things after landing a Samsung deal that would see him appear on their billboards plus other TV and Radio adverts. That was not all, a mobile cell phone named after him was to be launched too.
Confirming the technology in him just like one of his tracks dubbed Chamili Chamili Technology, he unveiled the phone that is likely to be given to lucky fans during the Valu Valu Concert.
The year 2012 so far is just amazing for the East African music giant. A few weeks back, his wife Daniella Mayanja gave birth to a bouncing baby girl and to this he upgraded her car from a black Toyota Harrier to a Black BMW X5 series as a gift. Way to go!!!
Friday, 24 February 2012
Over 31 tracks were listed and Valu Valu was the one with most likes and mentions but the mere fact that Valu Valu is Chameleone's latest, we decided to leave it out and consider those that are relatively old but still on people's minds.
'Shida Za Dunia' was released in the year 2006 but six years later, it still has ardent followers. It was slightly below Valu Valu followed by 'Jamila' and 'Mama Mia.' Tracks like 'Bayuda', 'Beyi Kali', 'Befuula', 'Basiima Ogenze' and 'Dorotia' had at least more than three mentions.
Interestingly, his first track 'Bageya' that was done ten years back could feature on the list. You can watch Jamila and Shida Za Dunia on YouTube from the links below:
Sunday, 12 February 2012
Wife to Bebe Cool Zuena Kirema might be in the US waiting to give birth to their third child but she is still in touch with home and following events in spite of being very heavy. She congratulated Daniella on giving birth to a beautiful daughter Alba Shyne Mayanja.
Saturday, 11 February 2012
The year 2012 is so far so good for Jose Chameleone. His Valu Valu concert slated for Mar 02 has been bought by music promoter Balam Barugahara, his lovely wife Daniella Mayanja gave birth to their first daughter Alba SHYNE Mayanjaa few days back and more is yet to unfold.
Just recently we told of how his customized phones were in the offing now the latest information before us is that Jose Chameleone has got the Samsung deal similar to that of Didier Drogba.
The deal will commence in April. This is the same team that is planning to brand a phone in Chameleone's name. Jose was chosen based on his popularity.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Jose Chameleone's wife Daniella Atim Mayanja has given birth to a bouncing baby girl called Alba Shyne Mayanja. The Valu Valu star is all in a jovial mood as he prepares for the Valu Valu Concert.
Jose and Daniella now have three children two boys and the latest being a girl. According to Jose, the baby and mom are doing just fine at Nsambya hospital.
Sunday, 05 February 2012
The phones will be on sale and giveaways to fans. The phones are likely to be popular now that the star has made a decade in the music industry and still counting. Hits like Mama Mia, Jamila and Mama Rhoda, among others are old but still sound fresh.
The Valu Valu Concert will be his latest after the Vumilia and Bayuda launch. Last year, he tried to convert to Islam and a week later changed his mind leaving by his name 'Chameleon' but in spite of all that coupled with controversies here and there, that has not stopped him from releasing hit after hit.
Saturday, 04 February 2012
Chris Evans took the PAM Awards Upcoming Artiste of the Year. Some unconfirmed reports have it that Jose Chameleone had decided to reschedule the date but his promoter Balaam insisted that the show takes place on the set date.
It has been a very serious debate on one local station with many saying that Jose Chameleone should give chance to the upcoming artiste. What is disturbing is why these two were even compared.
They have totally different followings which should not affect their audiences. Chameleone has over 10 years in the music industry and some are wondering why this is even an issue.
Friday, 03 February 2012
Bebe Cool had earlier on told whoever cared to listen that Zuena was to deliver twins but this was ruled out in her posting to mark 10 years with the dread locked star when she said.."We make ten years together with 2 kids and one is on the way..."
On the other hand, Jose Chameleone has bought Daniella a BMW as a present for having a daughter in the pipeline. They have two boys Abba and Alpha Mayanja. Jose has a daughter with his first wife called Ayla Mayanja.
Bebe Cool on the other hand goes by the ABC ...order while choosing baby names. Alpha is the first born followed by Beata and now the search for the 'C' name is on.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Chameleone has a daugther with ex Belgium wife Graent Osea aka Dorotia.
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Jose Chameleone also the Leone Island boss signed a five year contract with an online music businessman for only Shs5m for a period of five years and according to insider information, the businessman is already in multi millions courtesy of a song that was sold to a telecom company.
The singer is now in consultations with legal experts on how to get out of the deal but it looks like he has to wait until the five years are over based on the contents in the small print.
It's not the first time when the star is signing bad contracts. One time he signed up one with a top telecom company and in the process lost millions of shillings as he was not supposed to perform at certain functions.
Wednesday, 09 November 2011
Last Saturday all roads led to UMA show grounds which was the venue for the 9th PAM Awards. The function kicked off at about 6:00pm and ended a few minutes past 1:00am on Sunday. Gold tickets were going for Shs 200,000 bronze tickets Shs120,000 and the bona balabe or regular was going for Shs 30,000.
At the end of the event Iryn Namubiru emerged as the PAM Awards Artiste of the year 2011. Bebe Cool was one of the top artistes who graced the event but we now bring you some of the top artistes who snubbed the event.
Jose Chameleone - Nominated in three categories but only got Best Afro Beat/Artiste Group but did not bother attending like he has done for the last so many years. That has not stopped him from releasing non stop hits. The other award he also got was the one that Bebe Cool dedicated to Jose, Bobi Wine and the Goodlyfe boys for having snubbed the function.
Moze Radio and Weasel - They took the award of the Best Afro Beat courtesy of their Talk n Talk song. After minutes of waiting and confirming that they were not around, Straka swung into action by saying "Wabula Agayaaye ago tegawoneka" meaning that not even an award would convince them to attend. They however attended last year and during the final PAM Awards bash they were present.
Peter Miles - The Oja star also self proclaimed king of dance hall did not show up despite being nominated in the category of Best Ragga Artiste.
Desire Luzinda - Curvy Desire Luzinda was not any where close to the PAM Awards venue. It's like the second tie in a row when she is not being nominated in any category
Juliana - It is not clear what happened to the PAM Awards 2008 artiste of the year and the first female artiste to kiss the main accolade. During the bash that launched the PAM Awards at Club Le Beaujolais, Juliana attended the function sending a clear message that she was on the same page with the organizers but wappi, she was nowhere to be seen. She is in the country because a few days back she was performing with Kenny Lattimore at the Qatar Airways Launch.
Bobi Wine - The last time he sent his wife as he claimed that he was performing at a different function, but from the time Barbie graced the event and came back empty handed even after the husband had been nominated in several categories, the two have vowed never to come close to the awards. This is what happened on Nov.5.2011 as Bobi and Barbie were nowhere to be seen. Bobi Wine's ?Matyansi Butyampa's video lost to ex Blu3's Jackie Chandiru's 'Agassi'
Thursday, 25 August 2011
The Catholic Church has insisted the star should undergo training for close to two years before he can be accepted back to the church. Before the dust could settle over the Islam saga, Chameleone went to Club Rouge and straight on started beating Bebe Cool.
Bebe Cool in his words said; "
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
In a meeting chaired by his mom who stood by him throughout this time and a few relatives, they reached an agreement that Chameleone goes to Bbina Church this Sunday and denounces the Islamic faith as a sign that he is back to the Catholic faith. In the meeting, you could clearly see Chameleone disturbed.
Chameleone has been through a lot from the time he walked into the Kibuli Mosque. Initially, he thought he was only going for Juma prayers just like many politicians do but when they asked him to come and address the people, he became overwhelmed and recited the Shahad prayer that coverts one to being a moslem.
His dad was so furious to the extent that he stopped him from using the family name, Mayanja. Daniella was clear that the man she had married was a Catholic and not a Muslim, so she left Chameleone's home to the time when he could denounce that faith, and then go back to his home.
Chameleone's in-laws also supported Daniella with the actions she took after last Friday event. Chameleone was however quick at distancing himself from allegations that this was a publicity stunt.
The music star said that he has launched a number of albums and he did not have to do anything but people still came in large numbers. Star Jose wedded his longtime girl friend Daniella Atim on June 7, 2008 from Bbina Catholic Church. The two are blessed with two boys Abba Marcus Mayanja and Alfa Mayanja.
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Now it is his religion. Jose and wife were practicing Catholicism before this and they tied the knot from a catholic church. It is not clear if this is one of those stunts to keep in the limelight. Just last week we told of how Zuena tried a come back telling her fans how she is a cocktail of breeds.
She wrote that; ''My mum is half Tanzanian and half Arab from Oman and my Dad is half Munyankole from Rukungiri and half Tutsi from Rwanda." This was after Barbie's tattoo had even won a slot on the front page in one of the leading daily newspaper.
Some people have even gone ahead to suggest that Jose could be pulling this move to counter the publicity Bobi Wine is getting over his wedding that will be held on August 27.
Tuesday, 06 April 2010
Now this is not funny. As predicted Chameleone was to defy the doctors and go out on various Easter shows that were being advertised. The money was so tempting that the Bayuda Star had to fall for it. If Chameleone had kept indoors during the Easter season, he could have lost close to 20m.
A few weeks back, metals were removed from his leg and was advised to have ample rest but Dr. Chameleone simply rubbished all this and took to the stage. He was in Entebbe Resort Beach for Easter when a group of guys attacked him and hit the legs where it hurt most and also cut his hand with a bottle.
Jose had to take off to Kitooro police station which happened to be in the vicinity but he injured his legs the more. He was later taken to a clinic to treat a wound he had just sustained on his arm.
The star never ceases to amuse, there after he made his way back to the venue just because he did not want to let down his fans and one Mr. Chopper who had hired him. On Easter Monday, his leg was bleeding profusely but he still wanted to go to Masaka for a performance and then back to Kiwatule to join Bebe Cool for the East African Carnival.
There were a number of artistes to perform during Easter so Chameleone asked his manager to find out what time they will be performing. The manager came back to Chameleone and informed him that after three artistes have performed, it will be them to perform, so Chameleone made his way to the back stage but as he went through the crowd, one person who he initially thought was a fan jumped on him and grabbed his neck.
Chameleone was able to over power him. He asked Chameleone that can I have my things? Chameleone wondered what things this guy was talking of! Within no time, bottles were flying all over the place that the star got hit on the arm. It was his bouncers that came to his rescue at this time as the crowd was closing in on Chameleone. The case has been registered at Entebbe Police Station under file no: SD 21/04/2010.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Initially Jose had feared to be operated on but later agreed and a total of 15 metals were removed. Bebe Cool is one of the artistes who convinced him to go for the operation now that he had equally had several operations done on him the previous month.
Jose Chameleone's wife Daniella and Jose's Parents were all there to give him support and comfort. Jose's only worry is being held in hospital and yet he feels the urge to perform and several shows have been announced and he thinks he should be their and not disappoint his fans.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
The star defied the doctors advise and went ahead to stage the Bayuda Concert 2 months after his accident. Mid last month he held his 'Basiima Ogenze' launch which involved staging various shows.
A few days back, he was performing in Lyantonde and noticed a piercing pain in his leg but since he is "Chamili Atagenda'' he ignored the pain and being a doctor he is, he continued treating his patients with Chamiliology music therapy.
Later in the night, the pain intensified and the star had to seek services of a masseuse. This did not seem to work either forcing him to go for a thorough check up that revealed that most of the nails in his leg had moved from their positions.
Jose Chameleone was in South Africa where he had gone for the World Cup photo shoot adverts and World Cup song. Star QT Designs, a label by Stella Nankya a Ugandan were one of the stylists. She will be launching her products this August. GNL, Jamal and Kandiba Akabadi star have featured her clothes in their videos.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
The last five years have seen him release Kipepeo, Shida Za Dunia, Katupakase, Bayuda and now Basiima Ogenze. Interestingly, all his albums have a blend of their own. Ten years on the music scene and still dominating is no easy task especially when all the back up artists have turned out to be fully fledged artistes and competitors.
Bebe Cool was very supportive in the Bayuda Launch but this time round it was not possible as Bebe Cool was shot in the thighs five times by a police man at Centenary Park parking making it hard for him to support Chamili physically. He was however determined to be available at the show but his wounds opened up.
Zuena insisted Bebe should not attend the show as he was in serious pain after the injuries he sustained during the rehearsals for Basiima Ogenze concert. That aside, Bebe Cool was in serious Radio Ads as he drummed up support for Jose Chameleone atagenda.
Last Friday had one of the best crowds in the year as Jose Chameleone launched his Basiima Ogenze in which he appeared in a police uniform as a way of supporting Bebe Cool who was shot by a policeman.
Friday, 25 December 2009
2010 is likely to see more of these international stars with Zain kicking off with R.Kelly it is also rumoured that MTN is thinking of bringing in Lionel Richie.
Jose Chameleone and Beenie Man did a collabo together which is likely to be released during his album launch slated for January next year with Beenie Man gracing the occasion.
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Jose Chameleone survived being shot at yesterday afternoon. He happened to stop by a petrol station on Bombo road known by the Kobil brand and while there he fueled his vehicle. Being an artiste he is the pump attendants demanded that he sings for them which he did after paying for his fuel to the tune of 100,000/- in denominations of 50,000/- each.
At the time they were with his wife Daniella Atim who happened to be driving, so as they were driving off the pump attendant hit the car from behind asking them to stop as one of the notes tendered in were fake. Jose ordered his wife to drive on as they were rushing to one of the clinics in Wandegeya.
On their way back, a Kobil guard stopped them and the two simply drove off ignoring him. The guard decided to pursue them on a motor bike or "boda-boda". That part of Kampala road was in a bit of a jam, something that favoured the guard on the boda-boda to catch up with the Ba Yuda star around King Fahd.
The guard asked Chameleone to stop and to this the star outrightly objected. He almost knocked him prompting the guard to shoot in the air. This forced all those who had gathered to run for their dear lives. The star drove straight to the Central Police Station(CPS). The guard also followed him to the police station.
The two made statements. The guard accused Chameleone for deposting fake notes at the petrol station while Chameleone also opended up a case against the guard, one James Agong for tring to kill him.
It should be recalled that in December 2008, this is the same man who sleepwalked through his hotel room window at 3rd floor to the ground. Early this year the Ba Yuda star was involved in a fight with one businessman and his girl friend which scuffle left him admitted for sometime and yet he had to rehearse for the album launch.
Wednesday, 08 April 2009
Uganda's heavy weight singer Jose Chameleone will be in the UK during the Easter Weekend. Chameleone who travels to the UK today has promised to give it his best shot according to the you tube video whose link can be accessed at the end of this article.
The tour is being organised by Limaloka Entertainment with the help of Eddie Okila of Glitz Events. On Good Friday Jose will be at Club Afrique in London and on Saturday he will be at Bobby Brown's in Birmigham and Easter Sunday he will conclude the tour in Scotland. This is his first international show after the various accidents that almost saw the star out of action.
Friday, 06 March 2009
Bebe Cool has made news for a greater part of this year ranging from his marital issues and financial problems. However the untold story behind all this is the Hummer which has been his dream car for the last three years which seems to be on its way to Kampala.
Jose Chameleone has just brought in a Cadillac Escalade a model 2004, after Bobi Wine's had been around for sometime though he has opted on donating it after Chameleone had emulated him.
Bebe Cool's Range Rover could be somewhere attached as collateral but yes he had better things to spend his money on other than paying debts and now you should wonder no more what is it that he was spending his money on. It appears he has settled the hummer and what remains to be cleared are the taxes and the number plate.
The Range Rover has a BAFFUDDE number plate so AGENZE or ZUENA could be the number plate for the hummer yet to hit Kampala roads.
Saturday, 28 February 2009
The Ghetto President has put his Cadillac Escalade on sale through auction and the proceeds will go to the Owino market victims. Supposing the car does not fetch any money for reasons related to the credit crunch, this could as well imply that the Ghetto President has donated nothing.
Meanwhile Jose Chameleone had given cash worth US$ 250 and a pledge of 7,000,000/- which is to be realized on Sunday (01-Mar.2009) during the Mbuutu Yembutukizi at Nakivubo. This has forced the Ghetto President, Bobi Wine to retaliate with a briefcase with cash not a pledge of 10,000,000/- which he gave to the traders.
While the Ghetto President is just giving away the Cadillac free of charge to the traders that is if someone volunteers to take it at the agreed price, Chameleone has just imported the same car but a better model. You can now read between the lines..Chameleone was trying to emulate Bobi in cruising a luxurious SUV but the President has said no, and he is instead donating it opting for a customized chopper.
Friday, 27 February 2009
The traders who lost their property in the Wednesday morning fire have continued receiving massive support from sympathizers and well wishers the latest coming from President Yoweri Museveni who contributed 1billion shillings. He made the offer today when he visited the site to assess the damage for himself.
The Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi who contributed 5 Million through his Minister yesterday also visited the burnt market today. The Bayuda Star Jose Chameleone yesterday went to the burnt market and as usual he was lifted around waving to his fans. Chameleone( real name Joseph Mayanja) gave the traders half a million shillings and also pledged seven million Ug shillings to help in the settlement of loans acquired by these traders. Bobi Wine has auctioned his Cadillac Escalade and he is calling for the rich guys out there to come up with at least 200 to 400 million in exchange for his luxurious 4WD SUV. The money will be donated to the traders.
70 percent of the traders in this market are women who had acquired loans from micro-finance institutions as start up capital. Unfortunately all their efforts were reduced to ashes last Wednesday. Other items donated to the traders include nails, furniture plus other accessories to help in the restoration of the stalls.
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