MTN Uganda on Monday announced sponsorship of legendary Ugandan musician Jose Chameleone’s “Legend Saba Saba” concert slated for this Friday, 7th December 2018 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.
Jose Chameleone, whose music recently crossed the 20-year mark, has been one of the long-term musicians that MTN Uganda has supported over the years.
Speaking at the press conference held at MTN Towers on Monday, Valery Okecho, the Manager Corporate Communications at MTN Uganda said that for the last twenty years, the telecom company has supported the music industry and continues to do so.
“MTN and Jose Chameleone have had a strong working relationship over the years; MTN has benefitted from having Uganda’s biggest star entertain MTN customers during MTN events while Jose Chameleone has earned severally from his performances or album launches sponsored by MTN,” Okecho said.
On top sponsoring his concert, MTN Uganda also allows customers listen to high-quality music through its partnership with TIDAL.
Musicians have the opportunity to earn from their music through TIDAL and with the future of listening to music being online, streaming services will be a source of income for artists.
“Jose Chameleone is one of those musicians one can find on TIDAL. It is possible to listen to his music even after the concert. There is also a catalogue of local musicians that customers can listen too. It is an opportunity to listen to their music and also allow them to earn some money, which in turn is an incentive to make more music,” Okecho added.
Jose Chameleone while speaking at the press conference, said, “I would like to say that I was the first local artiste on an MTN Billboard and up to now, I am still a partner of MTN Uganda. I would like people to come and see for themselves. I want to show people that Uganda has musicians who are top notch.”
On why the concert name “Legend Saba Saba”, the singer said, “I was born in 1979 and that was the time when the Tanzanians came to help oust Idi Amin. There was a big gun mounted at the time in Mutukula called the Saba Saba. It was a powerful gun and I would want to stand in the might of that gun.”
The concert organizer Balaam Barugahara of Balaam Marketing and promotions agency noted that, “It is going to be a very different night of music. We have prepared for this concert and this time it is going to be a fully exclusive Jose Chameleon show. We shall not have the curtain raisers like it has been for the previous concerts. This time it is going to be only Jose Chameleon performing from as early as 8:15 pm till late.”
Other concert sponsors include Coca Cola, NBS Television, Bell Lager, Next Radio, Radio 4 and Tidal.
Tickets to the concert are currently on sale at Shs 20,000 for General and Shs 50,000 for VIP.