• He was the face of Capital FM, one of Uganda's pioneer radios
• He worked there for more than 20 years.
Alex Ndawula, one of the pioneer DJs in Uganda died on Monday. He died at the age of 59.
“A legend has gone to sleep. Rest in Peace Radio Legend. Sleep well. We shall forever celebrate you Alexander Ndawula."
Capital FM’s producer and news anchor, Patricia Osman, confirmed Ndawula’s death Monday evening.
The cause of his death is still unknown, but it is said that he had been hospitalised for some time. Ndawula started his career at Sanyu Radio before moving to Capital FM in the early 90s.
Alex was famous for his dance force mixes. He retired from Capital FM in May 2017 after over 20 years at the station and 40 years of service.
Before retiring, Ndawula had stopped working for close to three weeks and during the time for his programs‘ Dance Force’ and ‘Sundowner’, Capital FM would just play music.
According to multiple reports from Ugandan media, Alex Ndawula died at the Francis Nsambya hospital Monday evening.
Tributes are flowing in for the late DJ. Some are below;
@Lmc_89Turn table Maestro and principal of the modern-day Dj college of Uganda.
Alex Ndawula was and will still remain a big part of my music world.
Rest in power rasta 🙏🏾🙌🏾
@clevercat123Former Capital FM Uganda presenter Alex Ndawula dead.May his soul rest in peace remember him from days of little flowers🌷, Angenior, club clouds, echos, pulsations.... The best music Dj of capital FM radio RIP DJ.
Emorimor@IvanOkuda: A 2012 interview I did with Alex Ndawula. I was in S.6 at the time. I vividly recall how scared & star-struck I was, meeting this giant and legend at Capital FM studios. Superb time keeper he was. Intelligent and thoughtful. RIP, Alex. You made your mark on UG’s radio scene.
Charles Onyango-Obbo: Veteran radio presenter Alex Ndawula dies at 59. Alex was the original rulebook breaker and norm defier–and in the process changed radio in Uganda forever. RIP ½.
His former employer has reached out to his family to help with funeral arrangements.