The youngster, Sabik Abou Intchirwak, was one of the contestants in The Voice Nigeria, Season 4.
The Voice Nigeria: Why Jose Chameleone sees Mowzey Radio in this Nigerien rising star
Singer Jose Chameleone is offering a helping hand to an upcoming musician from the western country of Niger.
Sabik took to the stage in the 17th episode of the reality talent show last Saturday May 6th, 2023, to perform Chameleone’s single ‘Forever.’
Although he was unable to turn any of the judges as he strained a bit with the lyrics and vocal control, Chameleone was impressed and thinks he’s got what it takes.
The Leone Island boss in an Instagram post, compared Sabik to the late Ugandan superstar, Mowzey Radio, who also had a humble beginning under him.
“SABIK, keep rising and never give up!! That’s how I discovered RADIO!!! He was short lived but I am still grateful that I saw him coming,” he posted.
Chameleone, who, after 3 decades, remains one of the biggest artistes in the country, then proceeded to encourage the Nigerian to reach out to him “and we share this platform.”
Radio, real name Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo, started off his music career as a backup singer for Chameleone and Weasel, back in 2005.
He, together with Weazel (Douglass Mayanja) were later on to break off from the Leone Island Empire following a string of misunderstandings, to launch their own GoodLyfe Crew, that catapulted them to the summit of the Ugandan music industry.
Before meeting his tragic death in February 2018, Radio had turned himself into a bona fide music legend, winning several awards including a nomination for Best International Act Africa at the 2013 BET Awards.
Other than Radio and Weasel, Chameleone has groomed other artistes that later left the Leone Island nest to forge their own paths. These include Professor Big Eye; his brothers AK 47 and Skelton, Papa Cidy, Tony D among others.
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