Up-close with Jose Chameleone
This was probably another one of those hard interviews where in this case Chameleone did like coming to town during the day and as we all know you will never get a good interview. The stated venue was at his studio located at his home in Seguku off Entebbe Road.
What has Chameleone been up to?
Chamleone: I have been laying strategies for an international appeal and approach. Being recognized internationally is every other artists dream. I my effort to do this I have got a manager, Richard Dimosi. I want to play with the top players in the game. I am also planning on spending more time with my family.
Prof Jay (left) and Chameleone
About Sivyo Ndiyo
In the beginning it was alledged that without a right he used Prof. Jay’s instrumental as an instrumental for his song “Bomboclut’’. At the moment the song is number one on all TZ charts and it means don’t judge things by the way they seem. You might see someone driving a posh, very expensive car yet they owe so much money to the bank, or someone might stay in a very small house, but they are very comfortable because it is theirs.
Prof. Jay is one of the best guys I have worked with; he has no time to waste when it comes to the studio. At the moment they are shooting a video for the song.
“I learnt to give things time” Says Chameleone.
What does Chameleone stand for?
Chameleone: I believe in nurturing things people despise, what they call trash and turning them into a fortune or worth a fortune.
What is your philosophy on life?
Chameleone: The best not yet, meaning I came in as an artist looking for fame, along with the fame I got the fortune. I bought the BMW Z3 I admired the Hammer and the Vogue.
What perfume do you use?
Chameleone: I use many but Burberry is my favorite
What is your craziest encounter with a fan?
Chameleone: A girl asked for a peck after a show in the corridor and she forcefully kissed me.
What CDs are you listening to?
Chameleone: International – Reggae, Latin American music.
Local: I don’t listen to local music. It keeps me around the same ideas.
What is your favourite drink?
Chameleone: Johnie Walker Red Label
Who would you want to do a collabo with?
Chameleone: R. Kelly
What makes you laugh?
Chameleone: People who underestimate me and my capacity.
What makes you cry?
Chameleone: Being accused innocently for things that I have not done
What is your stand for the Youth? Abstinence or Condom use and why?
Chameleone: Abstinence because this is a 3rd world country, right condoms are hard to find, if they are found they are very expensive. You also cannot rely on them so much because they sell condoms in places under direct sun rays which are not healthy.
Many musicians seldom deviate into doing movies as they take breaks between recording albums. Do you have plans to do so?
Chameleone: I admire acting. I have been doing music for 13 yrs now it has started getting a little too boring. You do the same thing Monday to Sunday, January to December.
What is the first thing you do in the Morning?
Chameleone: Look at myself in the mirror appreciating God for having given me an extra day.
What is your favorite color?
Chameleone: No specific color am a painter, I love colors. Blue and white, black and white
What is your most trying moment?
Chameleone: When I heard on Capital Radio a fellow artist alledging that I had stubbed him
Where do you call home?
What is your best moment in your career?
Chameleone: When I heard Mama Mia play on radio for the first time and landing in New York for the first time on a musical ticket.
What are your plans this year?
Chameleone: No promises. Every man works hard to excel and it up them to mark his works when the year ends. I am currently recording two albums, a local and international album. I am planning a country tour for Uganda sponsored by Nile Breweries and MTN. It will take place in the month
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