Asserted the Badilisha hitmaker: "... everyone will go home knowing the truth... we won't need to wait for judges.”
'Bebe Cool is not easy,' says Chameleone ahead of music showdown
Jose Chameleone said a judge won’t be needed to decide who is better between him and Bebe Cool because everyone will go home well-assured of the winner after the battle.
Speaking to NBS After 5, Chameleone also noted that being friends with Cool doesn’t stop them from battling, as it’s good for the progress of the music industry.
"It is in a way to celebrate Ugandan music. Also, we have to end this. People have long waited for this,” said Chameleone who added that he won’t underestimate Cool because he has immense experience in the industry. “... he is not easy. he has a lot of experience.”
Chameleone said all they are now waiting for is promoters to put the show together. Balaam Barugahara recently confirmed that plans are underway.
Barugahara, who has organised multiple shows that both celebrated crooners have performed at, was responding to a tweet by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa who went on defense after tweeps took aim at him for showing interest in music battles, claiming there are more urgent concerns.
Tweeted Tayebwa: "Reading through the comments on my suggestion for a battle between @BebeCoolUG and [Jose Chameleone], I am surprised at how some Ugandans can think that because one occupies a critical position in government, he/she should be like a robot without a life and empathy. To say there are more important things to do than promoting the music industry is a clear indication of the neglect, stigmatisation, and a lack of understanding of what this sector contributes to our GDP. The global creative industry, according to Goldman Saachs is worth over $150bn.
"The Uganda Performance Rights Society estimates this industry to employ over 500,000 people by 2030 with revenues of Ugx 280bn. Currently, it contributes Ugx140bn to our economy. It stimulates our tourism sector with global stars such as @eddykenzoficial, @ghettokidsug among others, selling Uganda to the world. As leaders, we can not ignore such a sector. It needs a lot of support ranging from legal reforms to deliberate economic interventions. Moreover, music heals and some of us seek refugee in it when the going gets tough. LET THE BATTLES GO ON!"
The most recent music battle was between Sheebah Karungi and Cindy Sanyu.
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