Singer Jose Chameleon aka Joseph Mayanja must be swallowing threads of pain killers following the official political abandonment that has just happened in a space of days.
This comes after the Kipepewo singer declared his ambitions to join active politics on the opposition ticket something that has not gone with officials both in the ruling and opposition.
This has not only affected his music career where ruling party supporters have stopped booking him for some gigs but it has also stretched to State House Where the Head of State President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni unfollowed the celebrated singer implying that he is no longer welcome Nakasero or Entebbe unless he goes on his knees.
Mr Museveni had been following 24 people. Chameleon and Bebe Cool were the only Uganda artists the president was following.
Chameleone was part of the Tubonga Nawe song project that Mr Museveni used during his 2016 presidential campaigns.
Less than two days, Capt Mike Mukula, the chairman of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) in Eastern Uganda advised Afro Beat singer and the most popular musician of his generation, to avoid politics to save his music career.
The singer recently declared his intention to challenge Mr Erias Lukwago for the mayoral seat in Kampala city.
Chameleon also said recently that he had joined People Power Movement, a surging political pressure movement led by fellow singer-cum-politician, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
“My advice to my good friend Chameleon is go slow on politics. It will erode your financial base and could ruin your entertainment career. Don’t say I didn’t advise you. Take or leave it experience has taught me,”
Comparing Chameleon to Tanzanian Bongo Flava recording artist and dancer Nasibu Abdul Juma alias Diamond Platnumz, Mr Mukula says the Befula singer has a bright future in music and not politics.
“Chameleon and I have been buddies for a long time and I love his music he has a bright future in music,” Mr Mukua said on Wednesday.
In his response, however, Chameleon responded to Mr Mukula in a tweet: “Thank you my great Friend. Great men pave way for greater men. Now that they didn’t, we shall pave our own way and for the greater men after us.”
Making matters worse for the singer, even the so called people power where he claims to be seeking refugee, it seems as if he is not welcome in the cue since People power diehards are already throwing praises to the Kawempe North lawmaker Hon. Latif Ssebagala who is also warming up the same seat.