By Allen Kisakye
Every concert will always have something to talk about for days. At the Bell Jams, revelers certainly cannot remember that Tarrus Riley was the night’s main act but will describe how many bottles hit Bebe Cool. At the Jazz Safari, everyone seems to remember Michael Ross’ three seconds of fame. We can go on and on.
Last weekend, singer Chameleone held his legendary Saba Saba Concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval. Like many others before, this one was graced by high ranking government officials government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa. And like many politicians before, she took the opportunity to remind Ugandans why they were immunised and why their blood is yellow, blab la bla.
Chameleone wasn’t going to have any of that, swiftly jumping from the spot he had been rooted to as Nankabirwa gave her speech, to swiftly grab the microphone from her before she could complete spelling N-R-M. This was the take away from the Legend SabaSaba Concert.
Then social media went gaga. Many praising Chameleon. Others condemning the action.
Now the Wale Wale hitmaker has officially come out and apologised to the Honorable, claiming that he knew less about her speech.
“Honorable chief whip, I apologize to you because I am personally a good man. I didn’t do anything to touch your emotions, or demean or disrespect your office. What happened is we didn’t have this thing (speech) communicated,” Chameleone wrote on his facebook page.
Chameleone claims that the reason for this incident was not political as some people alleged, but it was all about his show that he didn’t want to mess it up.
“I just looked through the crowd and saw Bobi Wine, then I called him up as an artiste. I did not call him for any political reasons. If you remember I was very clear. I told everybody who was wearing those red berets to take them off,” he said.
However he admits that maybe his patience was less and his adrenaline couldn’t wait for another second but his reaction was not something personal.
“I did not know how long she was going to stay on stage. As professional artistes, we draw graphs of the music.”
Chameleone also claims that he was trying to protect his concert from people had begun to throw bottles at the stage for the speech had gone long.
“I was trying to save myself and her being a victim of the hooligans so I really pass my apologies,” Chameleone said.
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