Ugandans Eulogise Legendary Capital FM DJ Alex Ndawula

Ugandans Eulogise Legendary Capital FM DJ Alex Ndawula

By Ivan Mwine

Eulogies for fallen Capital FM  disc spinner Alex Ndawula, who passed away last evening aged 59 years, continue to pour in  from all corners of Uganda and other parts  of the world.

Ndawula, who was one of the greatest pioneers of deejaying and Uganda’s entertainment industry as a whole,  died at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala, where he had been bedridden for a long time.

In memory of his great services to this country at his contribution to the development  of  the radio broadcasting business in Uganda, and the  hearts of thousands of people he  touched during his lifetime, here are eulogies from some those people who knew him personally;

Brytcity Baba: I Don’t Know How To Say This. I Just Received Bad News About The Passing On Of A Big Brother Alexander Ndawula  At Nsambya Hospital. Alex, May Your Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.

Edris Kiggundu: “Get out of here, now… You young kids should be in bed?” Alex Ndawula, with a quarter of UG in one hand, shouted at me and a bunch of friends in August 1998. Venue: Corner Pocket, (opposite Club Guvnor). My first time I physically encountered the imposing DJ. RIP boss

Alex Ndawula (L) with fellow legendary radio presenters the last time he appeared on TV for an interview

88.2 Sanyu FM: Alex Ndawula, a veteran radio host and DJ, died at the age of 59. Ndawula was a part of the Pioneers of FM radio in the country, starting on 88.2 Sanyu FM where he hosted the morning show. According to Patricia Osman, Ndawula died from Nsambya hospital where he had been admitted.

Emorimor@IvanOkuda: A 2012 interview I did with Alex Ndawula. I was in S.6 at the time. I vividly recall how scared & star-struck I was, meeting this giant and legend at Capital FM studios. Superb time keeper he was. Intelligent and thoughtful. RIP, Alex. You made your mark on UG’s radio scene.

Joy Doreen BIIRA:One of my radio godparents… Alex Ndawula…really sad to learn of your passing. The nuggets you shared while at @CapitalFMUganda, will forever remain with me. Above all, you remained and will always be a class act, big bro. God rest your soul, legend Deepest family and loved ones.

Rwakakamba Morrison: RIP Alex Ndawula. You and  @Cmawadri kept us dialed on@CapitalFMUganda . You shaped and inspired a new generation of broadcasters.

Douglas Lwanga: Rest in Peace Radio Legendary Alex Ndawula. You paved a way for many. Rest in Power

Nathan Tashobya: A unique voice, legend, and one of the larger-than-life Media Personalities on @CapitalFMUganda who made us fall in love with this whole thing we now call a career. THANK YOU! Rest in Power Alex Ndawula

Usher Komugisha: A legend of the mic. Alex Ndawula bossed Ugandan radio for at least two decades. He made 90s radio so much fun. The Dance Force and OverDrive were market leaders. An inspiration.  Rest in eternal peace Owempologoma.

Charles Onyango-Obbo: Veteran radio presenter Alex Ndawula dies at 59. Alex was the original rulebook breaker and norm defier–and in the process changed radio in Uganda forever. RIP ½.

Meanwhile, the send-off programme for Ndawula’s soul is  yet to be revealed by family members who are working closely with the managements of Capital FM and  details about the same will come your way soon.

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