The self-declared Doctor of Ugandan music Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleon is still on top. Undisputed and unaverred, Chameleon sill rocks and rules the East African music industry as the richest and most popular artist.
Being the only East African artist listed on Africa’s top 10 musicians, Chameleon is saluted for holding the largest show in the region at Lugogo Cricket Oval. The Tubonge Concert was attended by 40,000 fans. He is also the only regional artist to charge Kshs. 33,000 per ticket which still holds the record for being the highest amount charged in an East African gig. The show was held at Uganda’s Serena Hotel in Kampala and to the surprise of many, Chameleon managed to fill the venue. Chameleon also has various shows overseas in his name including the UK, Sweden, USA, China among others.
The Afro beat musician is known for his personal investments in Kampala, Jinja, Nairobi and Kigali. He runs a number of real estate businesses and also raises revenue from his brand endorsements and gigs. Chameleon is currently the brand ambassador for Uganda Cranes (national soccer team), Pepsi, Coca cola under the Coke Studio brand among others.
The Bayuda hit singer owns the Leon Islands Music Label which has nurtured a number of artistic celebrities including the late Moses Radio and AK47. The Label also nurtured Pallaso, Papa Cidy and Weasel. Through his consistency in the music industry, Chameleon has worked with reginal icons like Redsan, Juliana, Prof Jay etc. He is also currently working with Diamond on a ground shaker collabo that shall be out soon.
Honestly, in East Africa, no artist beats Jose Chameleon in fame and riches. Just this year, Chameleon won the Legend Award at the Galaxy Zzina Music Awards. If you haven’t listened to his songs then you better do because more are on the highway. Are you his fan? Then just know that the Champion is doing it for you.