Ugandan Jose Chameleon steals from Dan Lu

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Ugandan veteran musician Jose Chameleon has released a song that has the same title as Malawian top singer Dan Lu’s Sweet Banana.

The Malawian boy recorded his Sweet Banana in October last year in Nigeria and it features that country’s top notch singer K’cee.

It was not until early this year when it gathered momentum and became a great hit expected from artists of that calibre.

Jose Chameleon

Jose Chameleon: Drop Sweet Banana song.

Little did the Blantyre based MC knew that his Ugandan counterpart had the same idea to tittle his latest project Sweet Banana.

The track which was released five days ago has had an instant impact in Uganda as thousands of downloads on music sites can indicate.

Two separate songs done by two different artists from two different countries, but under the same tittle.

Is this a mere coincidence or Dan Lu’s work inspired the Ugandan song considering that it was the first to be released? Malawi’s Sweet Banana was one of this year’s big hits in Africa with massive airplay on Trace Television and MTV Base among other major continental platforms.

It’s just a matter of time before we find out what is going to become of Uganda’s Sweet Banana.

The two songs find unity in theme as they are all addressing issues about love and the major point of distinction lies in delivery.

Malawi’s Sweet Banana is in afro genre whereas the Ugandan one is a dancehall song. When it comes to reputation of the artists, research findings indicate the Ugandan is known around Africa.

His music is highly exported to many countries in the continent including Malawi. It is a different story for Dan Lu who has just begun making a name in Africa.

Some of the popular songs done by the Ugandan top musician are Dolotia, Jamia, Mama Loda, Badilisha and Kipepe. Born Joseph Mayanja, he ventured into music in 1996.

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241 Comments

  1. Mmmmm ngat Nyimbo za Dan Lu ma neighbours athu omwewa samamvera….Achina Mozambique,Tanzania ngakhalenso Zambia Dan Lufani sakumudziwa Nkomwe….Nde mukamufanizire Doro wakutali Komwe ku Uganda kut waba Nyimbo….Mmmmmm Zamkutu zenizeni…..Jose z a legend….Sono Abale anu mukuwatchurawo nde ndi anna ot tmangowamvera ndifeyo azibale awofe kut tisawasale

  2. i used to love Dan lu coz he had his own style at first bt now he has changed he is just copying Nigerian style he has lost his music identity

  3. Uselesss, so wat?i mean its just atitle wats wrong with that?? Are u calling this stealing? U can have your own track titled sweet banana, nobody z going to question u, but i doubt if u can sing a single line

  4. That’s bull crap. Same title of song doesn’t mean one has stolen the song. These are totally two unrelated works that just share same title. There is nothing illegal here. By the way, did Dan Lu patent (Trade Mark) the title “Sweet banana”? Haven’t you seen movies sharing same title? E.g. Predator, Wanted Etc?

  5. Hahaha Mwangosowa Zopanga Post Man!!!Sweet Banana Belongs To No One,,maybe If U Had Said He Stole The Content Of Dan Lus Song That Wud Have Made Sence,,

  6. Thats what we call ignorance,how many singers hav released,I NEED U?nw u can see that Micheal Jackson released it and Mc Anthony released the same title,umbuli umenewo.

  7. Zakubazo ndizabodza, But the fact remains that Dan has a talent,,,,, at his level! For the artist to get fame, there are a lot of issues involved. It cannot just come from blues, so it is total insane to compare him to Jose, it’s like comparing Moses Makawa to Luscious Banda. These are two different artists with different backgrounds, different experiences, different support from recording companies/labels. But Dan is still on track and will one day kill it! Look at Tay Grin how he started and has currently reached certain level that he is recognized on the global market. It’s just a matter of time, I like u all Malawian artists and will continue supporting u so that one day u can put us on the map

  8. Mufufuze nyimbo za oyimba ena mupezanso kuti mutu umodzi koma mfundo kusiyana. Mwachitsanzo “FOREVER by P-SQUARE” ndinso “FOREVER by CHRISS BROWN”
    Bwanji sitidapeze pa Internet akulimbana? Inu nde mwati mumveke kuti ndinu odzitsata zedi?

    Mphanvu ya umphawi……..

  9. Are you really serious Dr Cha Jose angabe nyimbo ya Dan? Inu a 24 somehow ndimadabwa about your professionalism. Don’t fool people please.

  10. Zamanyi bas K2B bLock bwanji sanabere yapa joni kupusa bas nde tinamva oimba akudanda?? Nanga uja wakwathu komkunoyi timamuti ndan kodi sanabere ija amati> phuma njee mpuma njee

  11. Pafupi fupi kumalawi kuno nyimbo zimene timayimba zimachokera kuja ku south africa,boswana nagelia ndi maiko ena,ndiye pali chachilendo apa

  12. koma 24 mkusowa zolemba eti? osalembako za njalayi bwanki kapena magetsiwa bwanji? kuba kuli pati apa even nyimboyo yabwino mwinaso ndiya chameleone , ma title afanana basi

  13. malawi 24, wats de strange to have similar title apaso ndemwangoonesa uchidzete mkungofunakumunyoEsa osalakwa amene mmamuti dan lu wobera oyimba aku nigeriayo dats y nyimbozake sindivera.

  14. Zomwe waimba jose sikuti waba tittle ya Dan lu chifukwa nyimboyo kuuganda siinafike ngakhale Joseyoso sanayambe wainvelapo,kungofuna kukweza changa mmwamba.

  15. and b4 Dan Lu’s song thre was already a song titled Sweet Banana from jamaica, thre is no such thing like coping here, thus just the title. mwina mukadati waba instrumental we cld hv agreed

  16. zikakhala zoberazo ingosiyani,panopa oimba akumalawi ndiye kubera afika nawo pa ugaru moti ataya chikhalidwe chawo,,,, akubera oimba aku Nigeria ,zambia and jozz,,,,kambani zina izi ayi,,,amalawi 24 pamkhaniyi tikukupasani zero mwa good

  17. Koma Malawi sazatheka so we have to include everything in prayers even this? This is kind of mmmmm…..,………….chizungu chathawa

  18. Hahahahaa muyaluka nazo za ziiitu izi oho…akamat munthu waba nyimbo ya nzake mmadziwa chomwe amatanthauza??? hehee tatieni nazo zanuzo…muona ngat chameleon ndi kape et #oho

  19. Tittle of a song doesn’t matter it can be similar but what matters is tune, bit& massage. Alot of artists in the world compose different songs wit same tittle. What’s love by Fat Joe &What’s love by J Lo, who copied the other?

  20. If Dan Lu’s song tittle was nthochi yotsekemera tinakachitapo kanthu kut Dr Jose abela nyimbo bt sweet banana its just an english phrase so y brafn?

  21. MALAWI 24:title sinkhani yoti mukanene kuti wabera,mupite pa waptrick mukasearch sweet banana mukapeza nyimbo zambiri onsewo anabera ka dan lu kanukoko?mukuleka kulemba za Chief Mkumbira amene anaba nyimbo zonse za mkumbira:anaimba PATUMA simunalembe chilichonse.title sinkhani yoti mutumbwe nayo. chameleone anayimba YANTUMA .big up DR jose keep on entertaining the world.

  22. This is just another piece of moronic post!…the one who wrote this scum could either be a friend of Dan Lu or enticed by him to make him famous …wait, what? just the title? bullshit!

  23. Can u call this stealing? How many songs r titled sweet banana on earth? Google and count….angofanana title not song….listen to it.this is Africa…we mostly use similar words

  24. Kodi kufana kwa title ndichifukwa Ineyo nyimbozo ndilinazo ya Dan lu ndi jose chameleon zangofana title Koma uthenga wanyimbozo ndizosiyana kwambiri ndipo sidzikufana olo pang’ono kambani china chimene osati zimenezi ayi

  25. Malawians don’t be stupid, how many musicians from malawi copying songs from other musicians that’s not problem more over Jose is the best than Dan lu, and Jose is in the list of richest musicians in africa.so Dan must b proud that his songs are played by best musicians in the industrial

  26. Ineso Ndikufuna Ndituluse Yanga Tittle Yake SweetBanana Koma Ya Mu Chingelezi Nde Ndasiya Nditulusa Ina Ya SweetPotato Kuopa Mawa Kut Ndabela Dan Lu

  27. Haaa funny
    I have songs with the same titles but different messages e.g P square forever Chris Brown forever
    Chris brown Gimme dat
    P square Gimme dat
    Tupac Picture me rollin’
    Chris brown picturw me rollin’
    Tupac i get around
    Chris Brown i get around.I wish you didn’t post this

  28. ths page, always talk false thing, I dont know, may be u dont have information to tel to ur pple. so just remain silent than mis-led pple here

  29. Nde Mukuyesa Dan Lu Ndi Wopambana…? How Many Malawian Musicians Have Released Nyimbo Zakunja Pozimasulira Mchichewa??? Komanso, I Listened To Chameleon’s Track… Nkhani Ndi Zosiyana. Muziona Zolemba!

  30. kusazisata zanyimbotu amalawi,chifukwa chake ndimakonda kwambiri zakunja.inu chibadwileni simuziwa kuti title yanyimbo sivuto kufanana ndipo ndizololeka?za sweet banana waziyamba ndi Daniel wanuyo,mesa naye anangomvela kwa oyimba ena?pitani pagoogle mulembe title yanyimbo inayake muone,oyimba kuchuluka.

  31. What’s wrong with you people,,,sweet banana its just a title that any one can use in any song had it been that he took or the lyrics and the bit thats when you could have been coming up with all these allegations.

  32. kkkkkk ma journalist a Malawi24 mandiwaza bwanji!! kuba kuli pati pamenepa? Kkkk Amateurs indeed .. Nyimbo zose zofanana ma titles simuziona or tinene kuti mwabwera kumene mtown muchokera ku mudzi wa Sintekeseka oti olo radio kulibe antaaa….

  33. Same Title But R The Lyrics N Messege The Same?
    Malawians Musicians R Fond Of Copying Everything, Mwasowa Nkhani! Tiuzeni Zaphindu! Shupiti!

  34. Hahahaha inuso da ayitu simaziwa kut matitle amafanana b4 dan lu sweet banana ilipo kale search pa net muone