Jose Chameleone allegedly beat up Club Guvnor’s and NTV’s DJ Brian last month.
As a result international music channel, Trace TV, has banned the singer’s music over the scandal, something that has prompted the musician to respond with a hushed statement just an hour after the station issued the ban.
He cried out that his music was being banned on hearsay. It should be remembered that Chameleone last week admitted he had a quarrel with DJ Brian but the two never got physical.
“You are exploiting hearsay than living as example by unifying Africa musically!!! I have existed 16 years not by favour or anything close. It’s Fans and the almighty who have given me an audience that you must achieve,” he responds in a statement on Facebook.
“I am built on pillars made by the people who believe in my music therapy. Such approach will paralyze your channel and East Africa Music entirely. Regardless, I will not bow to blackmail!!!! Good music has no limits. My impact is felt by even the blind that don’t watch TV. And am on my highway to people’s hearts not eyes,” he brags.
The reason for Chameleone’s rushed response can be attributed to the fact that no international music station has played his music more times than Trace Music TV. Even when other continental music channels like MTV Base and BET ignored his music, it still found its way on Trace TV. Some of his songs that enjoyed regular airplay on Trace TV’s charts included ‘Valu Valu’ and ‘Wale Wale’.
Meanwhile, in a related development Ugandan DJs have, in retaliation banned Chameleone’s music and have even printed posters that have been pinned in hangout joints across Kampala and other towns.
Well, this appears to have been the beginning of Chameleone’s problems as music TV stations have also joined the DJs in the boycott.
Jose Chameleone has a long history of beating up DJs with some of the names on his ‘punching list’ including KFM and NBS TV’s DJ Roja.