The Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) has today officially sworn in their new leaders an event officiated by the outgoing President Sophie Gombya as the new leaders took oath. The colorful event saw musician Wyclif Tugume alias YKee Benda assume office as the new president who will be deputized by songstress Cinderalla Sanyu aka Cindy of the UMA leadership.
The two were the major acts of the event amidst criticisms about their leadership qualities and potentials. The outgoing president Sophie Gombya dismissed allegations that she had quit the association and leave Benda and Cindy despite joining active politics as she affirmed that she has embarked on the advisory role and give chance to young blood to run the UMA office.
“I have not left music and the association as many people say but rather an active member and an
advisor to the leaders, I applaud YKee Benda for the bold step he took to lead the art and association because we have previously lived in wildness with no clear leadership until when I was enacted” Sophie Gombya affirmed.
Meanwhile, the newly inaugurated President YKee Benda revealed that the association has taken shape
and grown with time since he joined when there were only 25 members but now it has registered over
“As I pledge for unity and togetherness, it’s shocking to reveal that when I joined UMA, we were only
25 members and now we are over 250 registered artistes with one common voice, I will continue
advocating for peace and togetherness for us to have our efforts and music beneficial. As we push
forward let’s avoid negative energy” Ykee Benda disclosed.