Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jose Chameleone - Valu Valu (with selected comments)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases a video of the very popular Ugandan vocalist Jose Chameleone. Information about Jose Chameleone and selected comments from this video's viewer comment thread are also included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for entertainment and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

"Joseph Mayanja (born 1979) known for his stage name Jose Chameleon, Joe Chameleon, Jose Chameleone, or just Chameleone (sometimes Chameleon) is a reggae musician from Uganda. He mainly sings in Luganda, English and Swahili. Jose Chameleone has become a pop idol in Africa with several of his songs popular on radio, in bars and clubs all over the continent. Several of his songs have turned into popular phrases such as Basiima Ogenze, Shida Za Dunia, Nekolera Maali among others. He is generally credited with the rejuvenation of popular local music in Uganda at the turn of the 21st century.

Chameleone started his career in the early 1990s as disco MC at Maganjo Mizuri night club whilst studying at Progressive Secondary School, Kampala Uganda. He later affiliated to Ogopa DJs record label from Kenya. One of his first songs was "Bageya", featuring Redsan, a Kenyan artist. He also collaborated with fellow Ugandan Bebe Cool, but later the two are known to have a tense rivalry.

Chameleone’s musical style is a combination of Ugandan folk music, Central African rumba, zouk and reggae...

In 2012, he released a new album called Valu Valu "Wasi wasi" and it became a major hit in Uganda.
Jose Chameleone is sometimes called "Doctor" in recognition of the high quality of his work.

SHOWCASE VIDEO - Jose Chameleone - Valu Valu New Song Ugandan music Video 2012 Dj Din

DjDinTV, Uploaded on Feb 2, 2012

Jose Chameleone - Valu Valu New Song Ugandan music Video 2012 Dj Din

Editor's Note:
As is the case with many YouTube video viewer comment threads, some comments on this viewer comment thread contain profanity.

Comments About The Meaning Of This Song
What does valu valu mean? i love this...big man chameleone!

means 'worry' Direct translation ;-)
-Pauline Achoka
He is saying that he is no rush. He is actually telling his girl friend that she should not worry for his love is for her. Thanks for the love Muzungu
-Abdu Kiyaga
valu valu = wasi wasi in swahili. So it means 'worries'. He sings 'acha na valu valu darling, je t'aime' = stop the worries darling, I love you.
kenyan but on a busted of a ugandan guy said he had a valu valu meaning he had a side sexual partner besides his wife

Other Comments:
beautiful zouk sound. Chameleon is always full of suprises.
-McSanto Jatelo
what language do they speak in uganda

Luganda, Swahili and English........and 50 more !!!
Oh my god, I love the Bantu languages. They are the most beautiful on Earth. Swahili, the Mbundu's, Setswana, Kirundi, the Beti's, Kituba, Kikongo, Kiluba, Gikuyu, Luhya, Kamba, Kimeru, Sesotho, Isizulu, Chichewa, Makhuwa, Xitsonga, Lomwe, Kinyarwanda, Isixhosa, Sepedi, Siswati, Sukuma, Luganda, Lusoga, Nkore-Kiga, Bemba, the Shona's and, in my opinion, the two most beautiful Lingala and Tshiluba.


[Reply to question about the location of the video]

At 3:12 you can clearly see the Sultan Qaboos bin Said Palace. It is in Muscat and that's the Capital of Oman. This is the omani Flag.

Thanks to Jose Chameleone for his creative music. My thanks also to the producer of this video and to its YouTube publisher.

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1 comment:

  1. Reply: -TheEste22
    Thank you! I'm Sotho and you know about the languages more than I do. I'm jealous of how Americans know so much about ancient African history and our languages than most of us who live here.

    I live in South Africa and I'm really disappointed at how ignorant black Africans here are about learning at least Swahili or developing their languages.