“The first time I heard Alex Ndawula on Radio Sanyu I was a high school student and I decided that he was doing what I wanted to do. As he moves on from Capital FM, I’d like to salute Alex Ndawula. He’s my original radio hero and it was an honour to work with him,” said BBC News Day presenter, Allan Kasujja.
As you read this, there is an ongoing party at the Capital FM gardens to bid farewell to the legendary radio presenter who has been at the station for over 20 years, and calls it quits today.
Ndawula was among the pioneer FM radio presenters shortly after liberalization of the industry. He started his career at Sanyu FM in 1993 together with the late Allan Mugisa popularly known as Allan The Cantakerous and Christine Mawadri.
Ndawula later moved to Capital FM in 1994 where he has been since, presenting the ‘Overdrive Show’ and ‘The Capital Dance Force’.
“It was very clear from the early days of FM radio that Alex was the one who stood out. So, for a long time, one of my dreams was to present the Capital FM breakfast show, like Alex. Grabbed the chance when it came. My first ever conversation with Alex was in the Gents of Lugogo Rugby club. I’m never star struck but that was pretty close,” narrates Kasujja.
Meanwhile, we have learnt from a reliable source that Ndawula will be joining his former co-presenter Mawadri at the Ntinda-based Jazz FM.
However, sources say this will only came after January as one of the conditions for his retirement is that he is not to join any radio station until that time.