Jose Chameleon Biography | Chameleone

Jose Chameleon

Jose Chameleon was born at Joseph Mayanja on 1 January 1979 in Uganda, is an
Afrobeat and reggae musician, Song Writer of the Year 2015 AFRIMA, GreatestOfAllTimes
President:
LEONE ISLAND MUSIC EMPIRE.

Jose Chameleon other stage names include Joe
Chameleon, Jose Chameleone, or simply Chameleone (sometimes spelled
Chameleon). He is one of the most popular Ugandan musicians of the 21st
century and enjoys strong popularity in many countries throughout
Africa. Chameleone sings in Luganda, English and Swahili.

Chameleone’s career began in 1997 as a DJ at the Missouri night club in Kampala while studying at
the Progressive Secondary School. He was signed to the Kenyan record
label Ogopa DJs. He enjoyed strong success with one of his first
singles, “Bageya”, which featured Kenyan artist Redsan.

Chameleone’s musical style is a combination of Ugandan folk music,
central African rumba, zouk and reggae. His first album, Bageya, was
released in 2000. In 2013 he had released twelve more albums, including
Mama Mia in 2001, Njo Karibu and The Golden Voice in 2003, Mambo Bado in
2004, Kipepeo in 2005, Shida za Dunia in 2006, Sivyo Ndivyo and
Katupakase in 2007, Bayuda in 2009, Vumilia in 2010, Valu Valu in 2012,
Badilisha in 2013 and Tubonge in 2014.

He is president of
Ugandan music label Leone Island. Leone Island is one of the labels that
groomed the best musicians, which include; Moses Radio, Weasel, AK 47,
King Saha, Papa Cidy and many more.

In March 2014 at the Lugogo
Cricket Oval stadium in Kampala, Chameleone broke the record for the
largest audience of any East African performer, drawing an estimated
40,000 fans to his “Tubonge Live” concert. The speaker of the parliament
of Uganda, Rebecca Kadaga, designated Chameleone to be the Ambassador
of the Busoga Tourism Initiative.

Jose Chameleon

 

AWards And Nominee

Won:

Beffta Awards UK – Best International Act
2003 Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) – Artiste of the Year, Best Male Artist, Best Contemporary Artist & Song of the Year (“Mama Mia”)
2004 Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) – Artiste of the Year & Song of the Year (“Jamila”)
2005 Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) – Best Afro Beat Artiste/Group & Best Afro Beat Single (“Kipepeo”)
2004 Tanzania Music Awards – Best East African Album (“Bei Kali”)
2005 Tanzania Music Awards – Best East African Album (“Jamila”)
2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) – Best Afro Beat Artiste/Group
2006 Kisima Music Awards – Best Ugandan Song (Mama Rhoda) & Best Ugandan Music Video (Mama Rhoda)
2007 Kisima Music Awards – Best Ugandan Song (Sivyo Ndiviyo with Professor Jay)
2011 Ugandan Radio Dotcom Music Awards – Artiste of The Year
2013 [Kilimanjaro Music Awards] – Best East African Song “Valu Valu”
2014 [Kilimanjaro Music Awards] – Best East African Song “Tubonge”
Nominated:

2003 Kora Awards – Best East Africa Artist
2004 Kora Awards – Best East African Male Artist
2006 MOBO Awards – Best African Act
2007 MTV Europe Music Awards – Best African Act Nominees
2012 Tanzania Music Awards – Best East African Song (Valu Valu)
2013 HiPipo Music Awards – Best Afrobeat Song (Moto Moto), Best
Dancehall/Ragga Song with Dotstar (Give Me), Song of the Year (Valu
Valu)
2013 HiPipo Music Awards – Best Afrobeat Song (Moto Moto),
Best Dancehall/Ragga Song with Dotstar (Give Me), Song of the Year (Valu
Valu)
2014 [World Music Awards] – Best Male Artiste
2014 [World Music Awards] – Best Live Performer Act
2016 AFIMMA AWARD: Best Male East Africa

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