Ugandan musician Jose Chameleone has finally responded to the backlash he received for whipping a boda boda rider last week.

The singer who spoke to the Ugandan media yesterday ahead of his concert said that he respected Bodaboda riders however there are bad people in every business.

“We need to change a few things in the boda industry,” he noted.

Chameleone goes further to praise a certain boda boda company that was sponsoring the event.

“I thank SafeBoda for sponsoring the event… for respecting your job.”

He however mentioned that he regrets the way he had handled himself saying that both he and the boda boda rider were human.

“I am not an angel, and the Boda man is also not an angel.”


Chameleon had earlier on released a statement using his public relations team saying he hit the boda rider in self-defense and apologised to fans.

He also alleged that the rider had damaged the left side of his Range Rover.  “The incident is unfortunate and could have been avoided. Such incidents will be handled better,” read the statement.

The ‘Tubonge’ singer has been under fire since the viral video made rounds on Tik Tok this past weekend with even his own wife Daniella Atim condemning his violent act towards the boda rider and demanding justice.

“There is no tolerance for violence,” Atim wrote on Instagram, captioning an artwork that read: “Violence will not be tolerated.”

By Stella Anyango

January 25, 2023

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