Kenyan musician Hubert Mbuku Nakitare commonly known as Nonini is the new chairman of the Kenyan Performers Rights Society, which is an equivalent of the Uganda Performers Rights Society (UPRS) that is headed by James Wasula.
Nonini has been appointed to head the body that looks after the interests of artistes and mandated with the collection and distribution of royalties.
Famed for songs such as “Manzi Wa Nairobi,” “Weh Kamu” and “Keroro” among others, Nonini is also the founder of P-Unit a famous group that has always made headlines in Kenya.
He is also known as the Godfather of ‘Genge’ and it is because of all these reasons that he was entrusted to head the Society added to the fact that he is considered a legend when it comes to Kenyan music.
Contrary to Uganda, the body is headed by James Wasula who has been in power for as long as we can remember. We don’t know when he was last elected and who elected him to that position. It is these questions and more that artistes lost their trust in the body that is supposed to unite them. They decided to form their Uganda Musicians Association a few months ago.