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Observing Chameleone helped me avoid expensive mistakes - Pallaso

Pallaso said observing his elder brother Jose Chameleone helped him evade mistakes that could have cost him his music career.

Jose Chameleone and Pallaso

The Malamu hitmaker made the remark during a conversation with Crystal Newman who asked him if being around Chameleone helped his music career.

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“... the biggest advantage growing up around him, it's very expensive to learn from your own mistakes and some of the mistakes that would have cost me a fortune, I've learned from him,” said Pallaso.

Pallaso said the lessons he didn’t learn from his brother, he picked him from his brother’s friends.

By 2002, Chameleone already had a studio and Pallaso would use it to learn the dynamics of recording songs. He would also offer him opportunities to perform on stage.

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Born Pius Mayanja, Pallaso went to St. Augustine's College, Happy Hours Nursery School and Happy Hours Primary School, Mengo S.S., Kasawo S.S. and St. Augustine’s College Wakiso.

He relocated to the U.S. while in S.5 and acquired a diploma of Direct Studies at Pennsylvania High School.

Pallaso’s music journey when he was as young as 11 and by that age he was already performing on stage

His first stage performance was at a club in Kawempe and he mimed a song by Tanto Mentro and Devonte. The positive reaction from revelers made him like performing more and he started writing songs.

By 2002, his brother Jose Chameleone already had a studio and he used it to learn how to record songs. In fact, his first single called Mudigidde, which was released in 2003 – was produced by Chameleone.

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By 2000 he was already laying a foundation for his music career and he used to call himself lizard.

His passion for music didn’t die when he relocated to the U.S. While there, he recorded his first album titled Change which was released in 2013.

His breakthrough came in 2014 when he teamed up with Radio and Weasel, who had gone to the U.S. for BET Awards, to release Amaaso. The song’s popularity encouraged him to return to Uganda that very year and focus on his music career.

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