By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
Uganda’s prominent and well known Voice on Capital FM, Veteran radio presenter and DJ Alex Ndawula has died at the age of 59.
Alex Ndawula died from Nsambya hospital where he had been admitted with a sickness, according to Patricia Osman, the producer for the Capital Gang, on Capital FM where the deceased worked before retiring.
Details about his illness and burial arrangements are still scanty.
Born in New York in the United States in 1963, Ndawula relocated to Uganda when his father passed on when he was only eight year.
Ndawula would later join St.Mary’s College Kisubi but one year later went to Nairobi, then Namasagali for his high school and finally Nakawa Technical Institute from where he did Marketing.
In an interview with Daily Monitor, he said his hobbies rotated around radio presenting and deejaying and this shaped his future.
Ndawula , a star of private FM stations in Uganda, was a name to reckon with on Capital FM and Sanyu FM in the 90s and 2000s with his breakfast shows.
Alongside Chris Ireland and DJ Chazzo, Ndawula were the thing of the early days of FM radio in the country but later joined Kisementi based Capital FM where he presented the morning show.
He later presented the Dance Force and Sundowner on the same station where he ended his career.
Ndawula called in quits after 40 years of service on radio in 2017.