Police have banned local music artist Jose Chameleon indefinitely from staging any concerts in Masaka following the violence that broke out at his show in Lukaya town council on Wednesday night.
Police have banned local music artist Jose Chameleon indefinitely from staging any concerts in Masaka following the violence that broke out at his show in Lukaya town council on Wednesday night. Trouble started when Chameleon abruptly ended the show after performing only one song accusing the organizers of hiring a poor sound system.
This didn’t go down well with revelers who started throwing stones and bottles on the stage to hit Chameleon and other artists forcing police to fire live bullets to disperse the revelers. Chameleon was expected to hold three more concerts in Masaka. The shows were expected to take place in Dick Kalisizo town council, Lyantonde, and Bukomansimbi.
But police say Chameleon will not be allowed to hold any other concert in the region before investigations into his flopped Lukaya and Buwama town council shows in Mpigi are complete. Simon Peter Wafana, the Southern Region Police Commander says all the upcoming weekend concerts by the artist have been stopped.
Wafana says the security committee has decided to suspend Chameleon from performing in the region because his concerts have now become a security threat. He also argues that Chameleon has not informed police about his concerts yet they have become synonymous with violence. Wafana says he has instructed all DPCs in the Southern region not to allow him stage any show without notifying police.
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Police is also asking revelers to stop resorting to violence but to sue the organizers if they don’t perform to their expectation. Chameleon declined to comment on the ban and switched off his mobile when URN reached him for a comment. But Dickson Ssewankambo, the proprietor Dick Production who is behind the concert says that he is not yet aware of the police ban saying that he has not received any communication.
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