One wouldn’t refer to Tubonge as Chameleone’s biggest song neither would you put it among his top ten.
But all in all, it’s a song you can’t underestimate. Today, Jose Chameleone will host his fans in a concert with the same title at the Lugogo Cricket Oval. This will, therefore, go down as the first concertalbum launch [besides Bobi Wine’s Free Charity concert] to take place at a venue that has until now been left to international artistes.
However, what will make this concert stand out, is not the question whether Tubonge is a hit or not, but the effort that has been invested in it. Chameleone is currently on good terms with his one-time proteacuteeacutes-turned-foes the Goodlyfe crew of Radio and Weasel, So, he has tapped into their exploding popularity to promote his concert.
He recently went to hang out at Radio’s bar where he openly invited the duo to perform at his concert. But he wasn’t done yet he also took pictures with Khalifah AgaNaga, Radio and Red Pepper’s Arinaitwe Rugyendo wearing the Tubonge T-shirt.
Earlier on Monday, he posted pictures of himself with Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on social media, and then announced that he had been chosen as the ‘Ambassador of Busoga tourism.’ This has also guaranteed Kadaga’s presence at his show later this evening.
The concert almost became doubtful about two months back. For some reason, KCCA had refused to approve it, and as if that wasn’t enough, Kyadondo grounds were declared a no-concert ground until further notice.
This, however, only galvanised the fighter in Chameleone to push for Lugogo Cricket Oval. He is reluctant to describe it as a launch, since he says he launched his career over eleven years ago, but this time round considers it a celebration of the region, and thus the dub ‘East Africa’s biggest concert.’
It’s expected to be a massive act with renowned instrumentalists such as jazz saxophonist Michael Kitanda on stage. This could easily go down as Chameleone’s best concert so far. Gates will open as early as 2pm and entrance fee is Shs 10,000 for ordinary tickets and Shs 30,000 for VIP.
Source : The Observer