Ugandan veteran artistes formed yet another association called the Uganda Musicians Federation.
The idea was initiated by singer Catherine Kusasira and Jose Chameleone and the federation will be used as an avenue to advance the interests of its members.
According to them, Chameleone will be the association’s interim chairperson for a given period of time.
Chameleon told the media that it’s absurd that the Ugandan music industry has been suspended for over two years because of Covid 19 and that it is the right time to use the voice of the association to see that they resume operations after the lockdown.
“We have not worked from last year and we are going to use this association to make sure that our industry is open up after lockdown because we can’t allow Covid-19 to kill our industry,” he said amid cheers from his supporters.
He said he was given the responsibility of being their leader because he is the most experienced musician who has worked hard to see that Ugandan music goes beyond the borders of Uganda.
“Who doesn’t know me in East Africa, he asked? Am the first urban musician to sell outside Uganda in the early 2000’s when we became east African stars under the Ogopa Deejays,” he bragged.
He said this association is going to be the supreme association of other associations like Uganda Musicians Association (UMA), Music Producers Association, Kadongo Kamu Artistes Association, Upcoming Musicians Association and others.
“This association has not come to undermine the activities of UMA, we shall work with them because I was one of the founder members of that association,” he added