Uganda’s Charles James Senkubuge launches “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala book (simply referring to step by step can lead you to the top. You can also say good things come to people who wait patiently.
This was at Hotel Africana in Kampala recently.
The book goes for 30,000 or (about $4)
Senkubuge thanked people who have stood with him all the way.
He is currently the General Manager of Salt Media managed by Pastor Bugingo and current Chairman of Uganda Artists and performing artists is one smart gentleman and is always in public with a smile.
Pastor Aloysius Bugingo, his boss kept praising his high level of integrity saying he has been behind the rapid development of Salt media.
After quitting radio a few years ago, veteran dramatist Charles James Ssenkubuge Siasa (a Luganda name referring to a joker is saying good bye to the STAGE So sad.
Siasa is not an ordinary dramatist. He, together with Aloysius Matovu Joy and Benon Kibuuka, He has been at the heart of Uganda’s theatre for the last three decades. No group has been as consistent and committed as them, may be Ebonies.
Ssenkubuge, a serious joker, who once stood for president of Uganda before he dropped out of the race,has had a large life on and off stage. And going by his looks and age, everyone wonders why he is in hurry to call it quits.
Ssenkubuge was the brain behind Bakayimbira Dramactors, one of the oldest drama groups in Uganda.
But when the era of FM radios dawned on Uganda, He joined Radio Simba’s morning show, Binsanga Wano, for which he got renowned. He later quit Radio Simba in 2012 and took on a new job at Salt Media as a station manager in 2014 to preach the gospel.
Ssenkubuge, who is also a playwright, has acted in skits airing on different television stations, including Bukedde.
He employs humour in every art piece he pens. Prominent among them are; Kigenya Agenya, Akakomo and Balagawa, which are now television series. Ssenkubuge’s career in comedy peaked in January, 2001, when he picked nomination forms, to contest for the presidency.
After two months of holding rallies, which looked more like drama shows, he pulled out of the race on March 6, citing violence and intimidation.
He was one of the six candidates pitted against Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni in presidential elections.
Ssenkubuge was born on December 2, 1962 to the late Phineas Nunu Mugambe and Eva Norah Nakintu of Sanda Busiro Nakawuka in Wakiso district. He is the last born in a family of 20 children.
To this day, it is hard to track Kibuuka’s career without mentioning Matovu and in particular Senkubuge. But just as Kibuuka and company were settling in with Kampala Drama Actors, Kateete abruptly left for the US in 1982, leaving every group member to fend for oneself.
It was at this point that the youngsters teamed up to start their own Bakayimbira and picked Mike Kakande as the chairman. It was a brave but risky endeavour given the fact they were untested in the deep waters of Ugandan theatre.
On the same day, Mr A.S Godfrey Lubulwa also launched his enttled Half a Refugee in Ssanda and Australia.