Ugandan musicians headed by Jose Chameleone have decided to join forces a campaign ‘Save Ugandan Music’ with the aim of having Ugandan music played more on airwaves both Radio and TV as well as hangout spots around the country.
Singers Chameleone,Weasel, A Pass, King Saha among others started the campaign by meeting night club owners around Kampala and asking them to give Ugandan music more airplay-this comes at a time when Ugandan music airplay is less on airwaves.
“We are only negotiating for fair airplay from clubs, Radios and TV. We are not demanding by requesting. Ugandan music is slowly fading off the dance floor yet there is a lot of new nice music all over. We who came earlier were lucky that we reaped from out music but the new generation will not if this doesn’t change. We are requesting clubs, Radios and Televisions to at least play 70% of Ugandan music, the 30% can be distributed to the rest”.
The singers visited popular night club management like Club Silk Casablanca Bar and Lounge in Kololo, Cayenne Bar, Koko Bar, Riders and Club Play who all agreed to increase Ugandan music airplay by 70%..
The musicians further appealed to all Ugandan nightspots, Radio and TV stations to humbly comply with the plea. This comes after some media houses like NBS TV and Sanyuka TV decided to give Ugandan music 80% airplay especially during music and entertainment shows.