Recently social media was flooded with critical exchanges that involved two of the greatest musicians of this generation; Maddox Sematimba and Jose Chameleone, over the ‘Legend’ title.
During an interview, Ugandan Reggae music icon Maddox Sematimba declined the Legend title, that Jose Chameleone and his fans are trying to fight for.
Several people did not understand why he would come up with such a statement, and Chameleone’s fans furiously responded saying that Maddox was just being full of himself and in turn, disrespecting their artiste.
The Namagembe singer explained as to why he cannot label Chameleone, nor himself, as a legend.
Maddox revealed that people often misinterpret the word ‘Legend’ but he knows it should usually be used in reference to mythical characters, but not to describe people like him.
“Most of the times, the word ‘legend’ is used in description of myths in stories and fairly tales of the old days. So I cannot call myself one, but people can refer to me as one.” said Maddox Sematimba
The singer reveals that people just confuse ‘Legend’ with the word ‘Veteran’ which he actually prefers to tag along rather that the former because it describes him better.
‘I personally prefer to use the word veteran. It’s the word that can be used for all categories of people.‘ Maddox Sematima