Ugandan musician Jose Chameleone has spearheaded a campaign dubbed ‘Save Ugandan Music’ aimed at reviving giving Ugandan music fair airplay in Night Clubs and on Radio and TV stations.
The campaign comes at a time when there is decrease in airplay of Ugandan music on airwaves.
Chameleone together with fellow artistes like Weasel, A Pass and King Saha last week started initiative of meeting night club owners aroung Kampala and urging them to give Ugandan music more airplay.
The artistes requested for fair airplay from club owners.
“We are only negotiating for fair airplay from clubs, Radios and TV. We are not demanding by requesting. Ugandan music is slowly fading off the dance floor yet there is a lot of new nice music all over.” Chameleone said.
“We who came earlier were lucky that we reaped from out music but the new generation will not if this doesn’t change. We are requesting clubs, Radios and Televisions to at least play 70% of Ugandan music, the 30% can be distributed to the rest,” added.
Among the night club owners the singers visited, were Club Silk Proprietor Elvis Ssekyanzi, who immediately agreed to increase Ugandan music airplay at all his night clubs in Bugolobi and Naalya and also gave a written commitment to the artistes.
Casablanca Bar and Lounge in Kololo, Cayenne Bar, Koko Bar, Riders and Club Play also agreed to give Ugandan music 70% airplay.
Chameleone has urged all Ugandan nightspots, Radio and TV stations to humbly comply with the plea.
“The countries whose music you are playing more here already have this initiative running in their countries; they play their own more than any other and that has made them big. So it’s also up to us to love and save our own. I request all of you there to support Ugandan music, not for me Chameleone but the generation to come,” said Chameleone.
The ‘Save Ugandan Music’ campaign is still going on and artistes are devising all means to have their music played more everywhere.