MUNYONYO – Organisers of the Roast and Rhyme festival on Sunday June 24, gave troubled musician and manager of Goodlyfe music group, Geoffrey Kyagambidwa, aka Chagga, a new lease to his musical life when they introduced him as a surprise performance.
It was earlier reported that Chagga, who was incacerated on June 16, had been bailed out by Swangz Avenue boss Benon Mugumbya, with whom they have a good musical history.
However, accrording to our source, Chagga paid Shs5 million and promised to pay the balance in a period of one month, failure of which he will be rearrested.
Swangz Avenue PR Jayra Birungi told PML Daily that they were both surprised and happy that he came out before the Roast and Rhyme event since he had been booked to perform and it would therefore be a disappointment to the audience if he had not performed.
Trouble started for Chagga on June 16, when a one Paul Kaliba caused him to be arrested alleging that Chagga, as manager of the Goodlyfe Crew owed him more than Shs18m.
According to Kaliba, the Gooldlyfe singers Mowzey Radio and Weasel were booked to perform in December 2017. Chagga as their manager took a down payment of Shs2 million of the Shs5 million fee set. However the dual did not show up for.the concert.
Almost a month later on January 22, 2018, the lead singer Mowzey Radio was involved in a bar brawl that led to his.death on February 1.
Life at the Goodlyfe did not remain the.same especially for Chagga who has since lost control of.remaining singer Weasel.
Kaliba is consequently demanding Shs18m with interest having accrued on the initial amount.
In March, Weasel sacked Chagga after the long time manager a few days earlier lamented that socialite Bryan White was misleading his artist.
On his part Weasel sacked Chagga saying he was mismanaging him and forcing him to do shows yet he was still grieving the loss of his friend, Mowzey Radio.
Weasel added then that he could not part ways with Byran White because he is a long-time friend and brother and was one of the few people who supported him and Radio after leaving his brother Jose Chameleone’s Leone Island. The socialite is said to have given the duo Shs400,000 then.
Organised by record label Swangz Avenue, the Roast and Rhyme Season 7 held at Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo, Kampala brought together a host of local musicians, highlighting Chagga, Jamal, Fefe Busi among others under the theme Story tellers Edition.
PML Daily was by press time unable to get a comment from Mr Mugumbya on whether the label, which is managing artists like Fik Fameika, and others, planned on signing Chagga.