By Ivan Mwine
Celbrated musician cum producer Andrew Ojambo aka Daddy Andre has vowed to bring about a revolution in Uganda’s music industry is he gets elected as Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) Vice President.
Daddy Andre revealed this shortly after he was nominated to contest for the position of Vice President in the forthcoming UMA elections.
Daddy Andre’s name appeared on the list of nominees that was released Thursday April 21, 2022, by the UMA chairman Geoffrey Ekongot.
Andre is competing for the UMA vice presidency against Irene Kusiima, Hanson Baliruno Madela and Mukiibi Sadat aka Kalifah Aganaga.
After proving to be a valuable asset to Uganda’s music industry through being a songwriter, singer and producer for several years, Andre now comes to exercise his leadership skills, with a view of revolutionizing the industry.
On the other hand, Cindrella Sanyu aka Cindy Sanyu, Mansur Semanda aka King Saha and Mutebi Ramathan aka Lord Bitemu are competing for the UMA presidency.
While announcing the nominees during a function that was held at the National Theatre in Kampala, Ekongot, the Chairman UMA Association Electoral Committee, said that the UMA Policy board offered guidance on the vetting process and ensured that the candidates are in good standing with the Association.
Ekongot said that; “There are three candidates for the position of president and 12 candidates in total for the executive lot. The three candidates for president are Cinderella Sanyu (Cindy), Ssemanda Manisul (King Saha) and Mutebi Ramathan (Lord Bitem)”.
Ekongot however also revealed that there are some aspirants who pulled out of the race at the last moment due personal reasons.
He among them is Allan Hendriks and Fred Ssebatta who had contested for Vice President and Kadongo Kamu representative respectively, but decided to pull out without any duress.
Ekongot noted that in a bid to ease the election, the UMA Electoral Committee had decided to release the members’ register so as to enable the voter verification process to commence.
To access the register and final list of nominated candidates just log onto the UMA website via www.umaonline.org.