Ykee Benda officially takes over Presidency of Uganda Musicians Association

Singer Wycliffe Tugume aka Ykee Benda has taken over the Presidency of the office of Uganda Musicians Association (UMA).

Benda has been the acting UMA president for almost a month now after the initial association president Sophie Gombya left the office to focus on politics.

The Singa hit maker has today been sworn in as the president together with songstress Cinderella Cindy Sanyu who will be serving as the vice president.

During this swearing in ceremony, Benda revealed that the highly debated Uganda Performing Rights Society (UPRS) website was fully re-designed and was launched last week.

Uganda Performing Rights Society is a body which collects artistes’ dividend from all music users (Radios, TVs, bars, beach, restaurants, clubs, online, among other sources) and, in just a few weeks, artistes will be able to enjoy their loyalties.

“You will need your identification documents and contacts. We shall do VISA, Mobile money, or bank payments, the website was launched last week,” Benda said.

He added that when everything is done, the artists will then have a general meeting to vote the board that shall run Uganda Performing Rights Society.

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