If you still get excited at the mention of the names Alex Ndawula and Christine Mawadri, well, brace yourselves for a reincarnation of the pair on your airwaves soon as English-language radio reverts to first principles!
This we gathered from a post by the Namasagali College Alumni to some Facebook Group, Old Skool & Funk Soul. “An announcement! Xtine & I are starting a show evening drive on Jazz FM. Mixes will be included with a contempo jazz feel (btw I’m relatively upto date) with old skool. Buckle your seat-belts!” wrote Alex on Saturday February 24th 2018 at 12:12pm.
On May 5th 2017, news filtered through that veteran radio host Alex Ndawula was quitting radio. After more than two decades on radio, the geezer hung his boots and was treated to a farewell party.
Who is Alex Ndawula?
Alex Ndawula is one of the pioneer FM radio hosts having started out his career at Radio Sanyu (now Sanyu FM) in 1993 at the dawn of FM in Uganda. Back then, he plied his craft with Allan “The Cantankerous” Mugisha and Christine Mawadri. Alex later moved to Capital FM in 1994 where he has worked since then, presenting the Overdrive Show and The Capital Dance Force’.
After his exit at Capital FM, Alex was rumored to be joining Christine at the Ntinda-based Jazz 106.1FM. However, conditions for his retirement dictated that a move to any radio station in Uganda had to be delayed until after January this year. In the meantime, the Alex had been tipped to head a Mobile Money Application company.