HE was the first Ugandan contemporary singer to be nominated for any award outside Uganda, East Africa and Africa.
Two years ago, he was named Best African Artiste at the Swedish African Music Awards during a tour of Sweden.
Last year, he was the first Ugandan musician to be nominated for the UKâ€™s prestigious Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards in the Best African Act category, but lost to Ghanaâ€™s Batman Samini.
This time round, Chamelone, a two-time Kora Award nominee for East African Artist of The Year, is tussling it out with five other African acts in for the Best African Act trophy at 14th Annual Music Television (MTV) Europe Music Awards 2007. The awards are slated for November 1 at the Olympia Halle Arena in Munich, Germany.
Others are Dâ€™Banj, upbeat Nigerian R&B sensation; Jua Cali, â€œKenyaâ€™s underground hip-hop kingâ€; Samini, a dancehall artist from Ghana and HHP, â€œSouth Africaâ€™s hottest hip-hop MC.â€
Ugandans can watch the awards live on MTV Base (Dstv channel 88) and (MTV Europe Dstv channel 85). The Best African Act was initiated in 2005 to mark the arrival, in sub-Saharan Africa, of MTVâ€™s African music channel, MTV base.
The first ever award was won by Nigeriaâ€™s 2-FACE Idibia, who received his award in Lisbon, Portugal in 2005, followed in 2006 by South Africaâ€™s Freshlyground, who received their award from MTV VJ Sizwe Dhlomo in Copenhagen, Denmark.
To vote for Jose Chameleone, go to: www.mtvema.com. Chameleone needs 3,000 votes to win the award.
Jose Chameleone for MTV awards