Leone Island’s CEO Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone is set to retire from the music industry after close to 20 years in the business.
From recording timeless songs such as Jamila, Katupakase, Kipepewo, Bayudaamong others, to holding countless successful concerts and performing on many big platforms, the singer has definitely earned his spot as an East African legend.
He has also groomed several artistes, including but not limited to Radio and Weasel, King Saha, Melody, Papa Cidy, won awards in and out of Uganda among other achievements.
But after his performance at the recently concluded Ugandans in North America Association (UNAA) convention 2019, Chameleone took it out on his social media and claimed that he has done it all, and it’s time to leave the rest for the new generation.
“My Final performance at @UNAA 2021. Been doing this same thing for 20 years. I’ve got to leave this for the new generation,” he shared.
This announcement has come at the time when the singer is gearing to join politics. Recently Chameleone revealed his hopes of running for Kampala Lord Mayor seat come 2021.
“If my fans have chosen, why not? I have been a leader all my life and it won’t be a challenge for me to lead the people of Kampala if they want me to lead them and their Lord Mayor. I am not a politician and I am to do all this as a musician because that is what I know best,” Chameleone said during an interview recently.
Chameleone joins fellow singer Geosteady, who also claimed that he will be retiring from the music industry soon, and only concentrate on music production and mentoring a new generation artistes.