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Richard Kaweesa Narrates The Difficult Route To Stardom For Chameleone And Bebe Cool

Veteran Singer Richard Kaweesa Narrates The Difficult Route To Stardom For Chameleone And Bebe Cool

Veteran singer and songwriter Richard Kaweesa, who was pivotal in the rise to stardom of top musicians Dr Jose Chameleone and Bebe Cool.

These two are very good and tight friends. It’s also impossible to talk about Ugandan music and the names of the two don’t appear in the top spots. They revolutionized music not only in Uganda but East Africa too at a time foreign music genres were the main thing.

But did you know that their journey to the top was very tough. Veteran singer and songwriter Richard Kaweesa who was pivotal in their rise to stardom narrated their tough journey to the top.

It’s no secret that the duo’s journey started in the Ogopa DJs in Kenya. Bebe Cool went their first and Chameleone joined later.

According to Kaweesa, disagreements broke out between the two shortly. Kaweesa thinks this was very good for them because everyone had a strong stage presence in the country.

Kaweesa additionally recalled that the pair were barred from performing at the Miss Uganda pageant. This is because it was a high end class event.

Kaweea therefore decided to organize the show and planned with the duo to join him on stage. They did but this annoyed Sylvia Owori the organizer of the pageant so much.

“No one would give Bebe Cool and Chameleone a chance to perform at the Miss Uganda event because it was a high-end event. I organised the event so that Bebe Cool and Chameleone could join me on stage in the middle of the song ‘Hakuna Matata’ which of course made Sylvia unhappy because her show was planned,” Kaweesa recalled on NBs TV’s Late Night Chats.

Further, Kaweesa revealed that Chameleone was the first one to believe in his song writing skills. This was unlike Bebe Cool, a trait that has grown with him over the years. The Gagamel boss majorly buys all his songs and doesn’t pen his own lyrics.

By then, many musicians used to do tracks from Jamaican singers such as Buju Banton.

Kaweesa also said that Bebe Cool used to come to the legendary Sabrina’s pub in his school uniform. The Katono singer told Kaweesa that visiting the US was his ultimate dream. Kaweesa said that this was possible for Bebe Cool. But before that, they had to get him in the newspapers saying that he had performed outside Uganda.

The veteran Kaweesa who was alo part of President Museveni’s 2011 viral song Another Rap revealed why he took part in it.

This was due to the biased way newspapers were reporting news in Uganda creating instability. Therefore taking part in the song was going to help diffuse the situation according to him.

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