KAMPALA – Afrigo Band’s Director, Moses Matovu has been named part of the Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) advisory board.
The news about his appointment was revealed on the association’s Facebook page and it is believed that Matovu agreed to the new role following a chat with the association’s President, Ykee Beda as well as the senior adviser, Mesach Semakula.
“Mr. Moses Matovu a legend of this great industry and an elder together with our senior advisor Mesach Semakula and president Ykee Benda had a great chat on how to take this industry to greater heights, picking up the broken pieces and uniting.” A post announcing the new appointment read on the UMA Facebook page.
“We are happy to announce that Mr. Matovu has agreed to join the UMA advisory board, as an elder his wisdom and experience is paramount. We are happy to have you sir,” the post further read.
The legend brings a wealth of experience to the new role having served in the music industry for close to four decades.
He is one of the most celebrated and influential figures in Ugandan music history renowned for being the band leader of Afrigo band.
Moses Matovu is a singer-songwriter, saxophonist, flutist and band leader. He started his music journey from a church choir and his passion and talent have enabled him grace the stage for almost five decades.
The story of the Ugandan live band music industry is incomplete without mentioning the passion, resilience, commitment, influence and contribution of Moses Matovu.
Matovu is not new in leadership roles in the music industry as he was once chairman of the Uganda Musicians Union, a body that has since not been recognized by the government.
He has also served for two terms as chairman of the Uganda Performing Rights Society (UPRS) in the past and on his helm, he singled out piracy and the poor registration, enforcement and collection of royalties as the major challenges facing the Ugandan music industry.
UMA is a body that was established in 2019 to protect and preserve Ugandan music while promoting unity among musicians.