Following the story doing rounds that musician Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleon assaulted club Guvnor and NTV deejay Bryan a few days ago, the artiste came out last evening and defended himself through a Facebook post.
The ‘Dorotia’ artiste wrote that “At the end of August 2016, I was requested by Mr. Charlie Lubega a Friend, Inspirational Big brother and owner of Club Guvnor to grace the Legends night of September 2016. We both agreed on the date 27th September 2016. I then asked him to ask his Club DJ’s to keep my music on rotation to activate the anticipated night. On the next weekend I passed the club to see how it was going and I realized we had different interests – Me, The club owner and the DJs who notoriously didn’t play not even a second of my music. That’s when I sighted failure of coordination hence I pulled out,” he said.
He added that club Establishment which is just next to Guvnor asked him to perform during their grand opening in the same month and because he’s a businessman, he took the offer which didn’t go down well with Guvnor.
Chameleon further says that one of Guvnor’s deejays found him and his friends in Club Play a few days back, tried to reason with him, explaining how Guvnor will start a war with him since he worked with its neighboring Establishment. “The argument heated and I asked him why they have the right to work with Different other artistes and I can’t work with other clubs as if I am married to them. We argued a lot but none of us was physical. Their DJ went back to Guvnor, made a false report and after that, didn’t pay, he has steered his selfish interest and shared it with more Dj’s around to validate his ego.
I wish to put this very clear that whosoever believes in such manner is not supporting a positive revolution to grow music beyond boundaries but using selfishness. We are all business men in a similar trade where if you don’t give respect to one you will never take any. You have played and depended on artiste’s music free of charge for so many years and internally failed copyright.
Why don’t you use the same Platform and tactics to demand for Fair Play and royalties every time,” Chameleon added.