The Uganda Musicians Association has unveiled Captain Mike Mukula as their patron. This was during a members’ meeting held at Silver Springs, Bugolobi on Wednesday.
The meeting was presided over by the association’s chairman, Mr Julius Kyazze who announced their new patron, and noted that “this signals a new wave of change and the future of Ugandan musicians”.
Addressing the members, Capt. Mike Mukula highlighted the need for musicians to unite and build formidable brands after which he contributed Ugx 5million in cash towards the association activities.
During the meeting, the executive committee also contributed another Ugx 5million and other members including Eddy Kenzo, Haruna Mubiru, Dj Kikofila, Ykee Benda and more contributed more cash to bring the total collection to about Ugx 14 million.
The collected funds will go towards securing office premises and furnishing them.
Launched last year, the Uganda Musicians’ Association aims to protect and preserve Ugandan music while promoting unity among musicians. It also seeks to organise the music business and facilitate a collective bargaining of the members towards a common agreed upon goal.
To become a member of the association one has to be a musician, vocalist, instrumentalist, producer or artist manager.