Former Eagles Production Band singer Ronald Mayinja has cast doubt about the legality of singer Eddy Kenzo’s led Uganda National Musicians Federation (UNMF).
The “Africa Teli Ayamba” singer states that if Eddy Kenzo’s federation is the rightful route to take, it has a lot of issues to iron out.
Mayinja who fled to exile made the statements during an interview with a local TV station as he showed how he still has a strong interest in the Ugandan music industry.
Mayinja, who claims to be a member of UMA (Uganda Musicians Association), argues that Kenzo’s federation lacks legal standing because it lacks the necessary operational associations.
He contends that any federation must include operational associations, not just ones on paper, as seen in Kenzo’s federation.
“I am a member of the Uganda Musicians Association, and I have great trust in it. I cannot join the federation because any legitimate federation must bring together operational associations. UMA did not join the federation, even though it is the only recognized Musicians Association in Uganda,” he stated in an interview with a local television station.
Mayinja also believes that unity is beneficial for musicians as it fosters development.