Ugandan musician Joseph Mayanja popularly known as Jose Chameleone might have chewed more than he bargained for when a move to declare interest in politics left a bad taste in the mouth of his buddy President Yoweri Museveni
So unsettled was Museveni he reportedly unfollowed the singer on the giant social media platform, leading to speculation on whether it had something to do with musician’s recent decision to join politics.
Chameleone, 40, who is expected to perform in Nairobi this weekend, recently announced his intent to vie for the Kampala Lord Mayor position in the country’s next elections set for 2021.
If he falls out with Museveni he will be the second high-profile singer to do so with the Uganda strongman after Bobi Wine.
As it stands, Museveni currently only follows 23 people on Twitter including the First Lady, Janet. Tanzania President John Pombe Maghufuli, his Rwandan counterpart and reported nemesis Paul Kagame plus Deputy President William Ruto.
Chameleone has been close to 74-year-old Museveni in the past and was even part of a string of Ugandan artists who helped in campaigning for the Head of State in 2016, and even produced a song themed Tubonge Nawe.
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