Alex Munyantos Ndawula, one of the pioneer DJs in Uganda dead. According to news coming from Nsambya Hospital, Ndawula passed on Monday evening.
Ndawula was the star of private FM stations in Uganda, swept in by the early 90s liberalization of the airwaves that ushered in this city’s Capital FMs and Sanyu Radios.
He fed the country with his loud, controversial, sometimes abrasive style of presenting. We loved his Breakfast Show, but the Saturday Night Dance Force seemed to bring the best out of him.
Alex Ndawula’s Biography
Ndawula came to earth in 1963 in New York City in the United States of America. When his father passed on when relocated to Uganda as an eight-year-old young man.
He had his ordinary level education at St. Mary’s College Kisubi and briefly left for Nairobi where he returned and joined Namasagali High School to complete his Secondary Studies. He graduated in Marketing from Nakawa Technical Institute.
In the 90s, he started his radio career at Sanyu Fm and later joined Capital Fm doing a remarkable job for both stations where he was beckoned for making private FM stations popular in Uganda.
At Sanyu Fm, he worked as DJ alongside DJ Chazzo and Chris Ireland but when he joined Capital FM, he switched to being a presenter of the Breakfast Morning show.
Kiseminti Based FM station, he later hosted The sundowner and Dance Force where he called it Quit in 2017, and joined the Defunct Jazz.
In an interview with one of the local newspapers, Ndawula revealed that his life revolved around deejaying and radio presenting.
The radio star had his last breath in the evening when he was pronounced dead in Nsambya Hospital succumbing to an unidentified illness that had kept him bedridden for some good time.
His death was announced by Patricia Osman, the producer for the Capital Gang, on Capital FM.
Many Radio personalities and celebrities came out to deplore his demise and paid him a tribute for the great work he did for the entertainment industry and the country at large.