King Saha Beats Cindy Sanyu To Become New UMA President

King Saha Beats Cindy Sanyu To Become New UMA President

By Ivan Mwine

Celebrated Ugandan dancehall king King Saha real Mansur Ssemanda, is the  new president of  the Uganda Musicians’ Association (UMA), after he  was elected to the position during elections that were held Sunday at the National Theatre, in Kampala.

King Saha beat off stiff competition from fellow singer Cindrella Sanyu aka Cindy, who was also wanted to head the Association.

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King Saha being congratulated after the election

The two picked nominations forms for the UMA presidency on Saturday  ahead of the elections on Sunday from which King  Saha emerged victorious.

Saha is set to replace  the outgoing Association president  Wycliffe Tugume aka Ykee Benda, whose tenure expired a few days ago.

Ykee Benda, who took   over from Sophie Gombya, assumed the UMA presidency on September   8th,  2020, with Cindy as his Vice President.

However, his tenure has been marred by lots of scandals that mainly rotate around the misappropriation of funds given to the Association by government in a bid to uplift the lives of Ugandan musicians.

UMA started up as a breakaway faction from the  Uganda Performing Rights Society (UPRS), as a umbrella body  aimed at bringing together all associations of musicians and creative arts performers in a bid to have a  collective bargaining voice.

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