Jose Chamelene has declared that he is going to run for the 2021 Ugandan general elections as Mayor for Kampala. The Badilisha hitmaker who has been in the music industry for over two decades now says it is now time for him to serve his people.
While speaking to the media in Kampala, Chameleone, real name Joseph Mayanja said:
I’ve 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 as their Lord Mayor
He then took to social media to say:
The journey begun in a small town, Some where in a small house in Kawempe – And it became a global fire. So we start another journey again #LordMayanja2021 🇺🇬 #BulungiBwansi #WeAreTheHope #Embuyaga Ejja 2021 #MAYANJA2021
Chameleone is the second Ugandan artiste to venture into politics after Bobi Wine. In Tanzania, rapper Professor Jay succeeded as an Mp. Kenyan singer Jaguar was also elected as an MP for Starehe, proof that entertainers can still do well in politics.