Chameleone Advises Ugandan Artists to Invest on Digital Platforms, Explore Alternative Revenue Sources
5 July 2021
[Photo Credit: Jose Chameleone Instagram]
Ugandan artist Jose Chameleone has advised fellow artists to invest on their digital platforms, arguing that no one is certain when the government will lift the current regulations imposed on the people as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Chameleone, artists should be open to all possible avenues of making money, adding that most artists rely on endorsements yet there are other several ways including earnings from digital platforms.
"We should all accept that the whole country is under lockdown and not only artists but one issue is we think a lot when we get problems. This is the time for everyone to think to the best of their knowledge. Let this be a lesson for everyone, next time prepare for disaster.
"We have many ways of making money; we fight so hard to get endorsements. We should also boost our social media pages especially YouTube; it pays some money. It may not be much but we should work harder in promoting them because this situation may stretch to even three years," he said.
While other artists are crying foul, Jose Chameleone has been busy performing outside the country in places like Burundi, Malawi and Burkina Faso. He relates the pandemic to the time when he fell off a stored building and crippled his legs.