Radio and Weasel pose with Chagga(L) on one of their trips abroad.
By BigEyeUg Team
Mid this week, reports marred social and mainstream media that Goodlyfe singing duo Radio and Weasel had relieved Geoffrey Kyagambidwa aka Chagga of his role as the manager.
These stories went so viral that the Mowzey Radio was forced to utter rather unfortunate statements. In an interview with Spark TV, Radio brushed off the rumor, deeming all journalists failures.
As the Goodlyfe camp continues to bury facts about the saga, BigEyeUG has obtained an inside scoop on how the duo and Chagga fell out.
How it Started
Shortly after appointing him manager, fame got into Chagga’s head, so much that he forgot about his hazy singing career.
After getting comfortable on his rather smooth job, Chagga reportedly developed weird manners that recently culminated into a scuffle with a woman in the UK.
While around the Goodlyfe, he felt big enough that he would start fights and quarrels even over the smallest of matters.
This however, wasn’t a big problem at all with the duo. He was living a life they once lived. Scuffles and fights once were part of their lives.
For the brand, however, this was a dent. A manager getting involved in such small fights isn’t something anyone would expect of him.
How GoodLyfe Fell Out with Him
As small issues of mistrust accumulated, little did Chagga know that the duo would find out his behind-the-curtain deals.
Trouble befell him recently when Mowzey Radio unearthed unscrupulous deals of the chubby manager including a farm he had recently acquired in Katende, Mpigi.
The furious Radio demanded for explanations on how he (the manager) could afford such juicy transactions yet he’s doing microscopic work for the group.
In the investigations that were also joined by Weasel and other camp members, they further found out that he actually had other plots of land in Nakawuka.
It’s at this time that the duo bitterly hurled profanities at him, including the fact that he can’t handle any business, not even the smallest assignments like securing radio and TV interviews.
One of the most embarrassing moments for the duo was at the recently held Morgan Heritage Live show in Kampala where Chagga failed to secure tickets earlier.
That, on top of enjoying endless journeys with little input in making the money, fueled the feud, until recently when he was laid off.
Why GoodLyfe wants to hide the Truth
Shortly after his axing, media reports swirled and took over the social scene, to the much disappointment of the duo who wanted to keep it a top secret until smooth transition is done.
The fact that Chagga is like a god-father of sorts to the singers, was pinching enough that they did not want him shamed or deprived of his status.
They never wanted to portray him as a fired man, but information leaked. It’s actually on such a foundation when media personalities made contact, a source maintained that Chagga had been laid off from his managerial post, but not fired.
Why Goodlyfe Respects Chagga
Weasel personally met Chagga after he had just completed his Senior Four. By then, Chagga was a household name in Leone Island that he was at one point considered the Vice president.
The two met when Weasel started staying with Jose Chameleone at his home in Nyanama, before shifting to Seguku.
With a lot of respect for Chagga, Weasel also started out his singing career but couldn’t get a single coin from his elder brother Chameleone who would only pay Chagga after shows and other performances.
Chagga, out of his love for music and nurturing talent, would help Weasel with some money, until when Chameleone chose to foot whatever bill they had in different bars they went.
Around the same time, Chagga slowly introduced Mowzey Radio to Leone Island in a process that wasn’t smooth at all. Chameleone, for reasons of trust and others, never got a long with Radio and his stay at the camp almost suffered a miscarriage.
It was Chagga’s intervention and persuasion that compelled Chameleone to offer Radio a chance to showcase his talent.
Still at campus by then, Radio would come from Campus to Blue Africa, where Chameleone had a theme night with his other members of the crew.
Slowly, Radio gained Chameleone’s trust and he’d occasionally let him do a back up of his songs during live shows.
It was after releasing his debut songs “Jennifer” and “Sweet Lady” that Chameleone recognized Radio as a member of Leone Island.
Long story short, Chagga, after some unestablished issues, quit Leone Island, leaving Weasel as Chameleone’s immediate backup singer and number two.
Clearly, he has had a hand in the careers of both singers, who later appointed him as a manager even when they knew that he had no prior know-how.
Sources believe, it’s the same reason why they do not want to publicly drag his name through the mud.
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May 13, 2017 9:28 AM