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ARUA ENTERTAINMENT STAKE HOLDERS ASSOCIATION KICKS OF ARUA MUSIC ONLINE FEST EPISODES

Gossip |The Northern Link UG. The past few weeks have been of utter confusion and  disorganization in the local entertainment industry. The stake holders have been like lost sheep in need of a shepherd. First there was commotion when the operation wealth creation team led by Gen Salim saleh met entertainers in Gulu where it is said some relief funding was dispatched. A small group had also reportedly organized themselves from Arua under the promoters union and met Balaam and his team in Gulu.

However the Uganda Music Association leader for West Nile cluster, JM Kennedy was reportedly denied access simply because he showed up alone and yet other regions came in groups all registered.  All these have contributed to the brewing commotion in the local industry. A section of artists had distanced themselves from the leadership of JM Kennedy saying he did not involve everybody equally so he cannot be their leader.

The newly initiated Arua entertainment stakeholders association earlier this month summoned JM Kennedy to a meeting where they interviewed him on what is going on. JM Kennedy in that meeting distanced himself and that of UMA in general from any forms of fraud. He denied receiving any funds in his office and admitted that he had newly taken over office and had not appointed an official team to work with. The legendary West Nile musician then went ahead to challenge entertainers over being disunited reason why they are left behind. To Kennedy, we cannot start complaining over national issues yet we are disorganized back home.

We should start by cleaning our own home before we can move out. Ever since I started this music career, we have never had the same voice as entertainers and that is why we always lag behind.

He further encouraged everyone to organize themselves under unions that should be registered under UMA which is officially recognized by government to deal with creatives.

The discussions from that meeting seem to be yielding results as Arua entertainment stake holders association kicked of the ‘Arua music online fest series” scheduled to run after every two weeks.

The first introductory episode which ran on 3rd september with GA Swagga and Fenzy as performers hosted by MC Lakapitano was warmly received by the online revellers. The second episode is slated to run this Friday 24th September with the theme of Domestic violence and will be headlined by Andu Frank and Frank Lee. We can only hope this is the genesis of so many greater things.

Andu Frank will perform in the second episode

 

The team behind led by Jeff Junior initiated the idea immediately in an aim to bring together entertainers under one umbrella and also to tackle community issues and address them through the entertainment platform. Ever since this was initiated, a number of stake holders have shown interest and also lovers of local music have come aboard as sponsors for the event. This shows that entertainers are slowly but gradually waking up from a long slumber that they now realize has kept that lagging behind.

 

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