DETAILS: UMA dropped as big artistes form Uganda National Musicians Federation (UNMF)

May 6, 2023

Ugandan Musicians have got no time to waste when it comes to their cooperation where money is included.

There has been an association known as Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) bringing all artistes together.

But some artistes refused to join the association. Those artistes included Sheebah, Eddy Kenzo and many others.

Those that didn’t agree with UMA yesterday launched their own Federation with the Prime minister of Uganda present.

Here are the details;


Uganda National Musicians Federation (UNMF) Announces Inaugural Leadership Team and Government Support

Kampala, Uganda – 5th May 2023

The Uganda National Musicians Federation (UNMF) is pleased to announce the election of its inaugural leadership team and the commitment of the Prime Minister of Uganda, Robinah Nabbanja, to support the newly formed Federation. This initiative aims to unite musicians and promote their interests in Uganda by bringing together all associations in the industry under one umbrella.

Interim President Eddy Kenzo, along with Vice Presidents Shebah Karungi, Pallaso, and Juliana Kanyomozi, will lead the UNMF, supported by various committee chairs and regional representatives. The leadership team shall include:

President: Eddy Kenzo
Vice 1: Shebah Karungi
Vice2: Pallaso (Pius Mayanja)
Vice3: Juliana Kanyomozi

Finance Committee: Bebe Cool
Research & Development: Daddy Andre
PR & Communications: Phina Masanyalaze
Special Interest groups: Moses Matovu
Compliance & Regulation: Silver Kyagulanyi
Disciplinary Committee: Nina Rose
Chief Whip: Hanson Baliruno

Other Committees:
Gospel: Pastor Bugembe/Levixone
Kadongo Kamu: Fred Sebata

Regional Representatives:
It was decided that they will use UMA regional cordinators

The Federation will focus on collaboration and growth, creating new opportunities for musicians and stakeholders in the Ugandan music industry.

The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, has promised to fight for the rights of artists and committed that the government will invest resources in the Federation. She encouraged musicians to lean on her for support, emphasizing the government’s dedication to fostering the growth and success of the Ugandan music industry.

In response, Eddy Kenzo stated, “If we work together as the Uganda National Musicians Federation, we shall win. We should partner with the government to protect us so that we protect it as well.” He also promised to fight for the rights of musicians and return what has been stolen from them.

The UNMF’s organizational structure consists of a General Assembly of members, a Leadership team, Committees focusing on various aspects of the industry, Regional Representatives, a Secretariat, and a Board of Trustees featuring representatives from OWC, UNCC, and NCF.

About the Uganda National Musicians Federation (UNMF)
The Uganda National Musicians Federation (UNMF) is a collaborative effort of musicians, industry stakeholders, and the Ugandan government, aimed at unifying the music industry in Uganda. The Federation brings together all associations in the industry under one umbrella, promoting growth, collaboration, and unity among musicians and stakeholders.