Having played a very big role back in the 90s that saw him throwing Zaire music out of Uganda, multitalented singer Jose Chameleone has still fronted the move to have Ugandan music restored through the theme ‘Save Uganda Music’ project.
The campaign is aimed at reviving Ugandan music fair airplay in Night Clubs and on Radio and TV stations. The campaign comes at a time when there is decrease in airplay of Ugandan music on airwaves.
Chameleon, A Pass, King Saha and Weasel among others started an initiative of meeting night club owners around Kampala and urging them to give Ugandan music more airplay. The artistes requested for fair airplay from club owners.
“We are only negotiating for fair airplay from clubs, Radios and TV. We are not demanding by requesting. Ugandan music is slowly fading off the dance floor yet there is a lot of new nice music all over.” Chameleone said.
“We who came earlier were lucky that we reaped from out music but the new generation musicians will not if this doesn’t change. We are requesting clubs, Radios and Televisions to at least play 70% of Ugandan music, the 30% can be distributed to the rest,” Chameleone added.
This was further taken forth by a couple of musicians, their managers and some media fraternity who converged at Laftaz yesterday to discuss about their plight and at the end of the day, a committee was formed and it’s going to be chaired by Swangz Avenue’s Julius Kyazze, Angella Kalule (Vice chairman), Bushigton (Publicist) and Douglas Lwanga (Secretary).