By our reporter
Just few days to Joseph Mayanja aka Dr.Jose Cameleon’s saba saba concert, Kamwokya based Next Media Services under their brands; NBS TV, Sanyuka TV, Nile Post and 103.4 Next Radio have injected a whooping Shs 500m into the legendary singer.
The package was unveiled on Thursday at the Next Media Services headquarters along Kira road, Kamwokya in Kampala.
“As we continue to celebrate ten years since hitting the Ugandan airwaves, we have decided to give back to one of the people who have greatly contributed to the development of the music industry,” said Next Media’s Chief of Strategy Mr.Joel Kigozi.
“He has entertained Ugandans and has shaped a generation. Supporting him was the right thing from us,” he said.
Meanwhile, the pencil thin singer Chameleon used the same opportunity to explain to his fans the origin of the name ‘Saba Saba’, saying he wants to equate the concert to the Soviet Union made BM ‘Katushya rocket launcher’ used by the Tanzanian soldiers who helped dispose Ugandan president Idi Amin in 1979!
The rocket launcher was nicknamed ‘Saba Saba’ in reference to the deafening sound it made.
“The concert will only be equated to ‘Saba Saba’.I promise this time round you are going to witness what you have never seen at any local concert,” Chameleone said.
“I will treat my audience to the over 300 songs I have. By 7pm I will be on stage and by 11:45pm I will be leaving and the concert will be closing.”
Event organiser Balaam Barugahara aka Ssabavulu said the concert would only be equated to Michael Jackson’s “This is it’’ concert that he held in London.
“Chameleone is Uganda’s Michael Jackson and expect a massive show. We don’t expect any political affiliations but genuine fans to come and attend the show,”Barugahara said.
The ‘Legend Saba Saba’ concert is scheduled to take place on December 7 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.
Entrance fee is UGX20k general, 50k VIP where as a table goes for 1m