Friday, May 05 2017
Long-serving Capital FM DJ, Alex Ndawula, retires
Alex Ndawula has left the station after more than 20 years. He joined in 1994 and at the time of retirement, he was the Deputy Programs Director/Senior presenter at Capital Radio.
His send off party was held yesterday at the gardens of Capital radio. In the last few weeks, his Dance-Force and Sundowner programs have only been playing music.
His exit is fueling speculation over who will replace him, though many seem to agree, he was a class apart.
Messages from his fans have since been trickling in;
"You are one example of a relentless presenter. Your energy has kept u relevant for decades and made you a household name. You made us love radio and gave us company with your endless laughter through cold and breezy nights. Your name is going to be remembered for good reasons. Do you ever thank God for what he has made you to us? Blessings without borders.." One wrote.
"But what is he going to do now, the world outside ain't stable, in his caliber he should have opened his own station by now, maybe he goes into politics," another added.
This message was written three years back by his ardent follower and radio consultant, Joel Isabirye;.
"I started listening to dance force in 1994 at first it was a syndicated show with recordings sent over and played back by the late Jimmy Bageire (MC Afrik).then after a few months, Capital decided to just let Bageire play songs off their playlist. After a few months it was handed over to Alexander Ndawula to begin a club mix show."
"No doubt, Alex was the top hand in the club circuit, after a while, it became the definitive heritage show in Uganda, the show that has been on air with the same host for the longest period of time, but sounding as competitive every year as it has always been, as I listen to another edition I cannot help but say respect Alex."