Charles James Senkubuge launches his book “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala book (simply referring to step by step can lead you to the top)

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KAMPALA, Uganda

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.

Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge(L) and the proprietor Aloysius Bugingo(R) launching the book “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala . PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES
Family members and friends during the launch of his book “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala . PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES


This was at Hotel Africana in Kampala recently.

Local Musician Ronald Mayinja(L) with Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge(R) at the launch of the book “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala . PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES

The book goes for 30,000 or (about $4)

Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge (F) with his friends who bought his book during the launch . PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES
Family members and Friends of Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge (F) during the launch of the book “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala . PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES

Senkubuge thanked people who have stood with him all the way.

Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge (R) with his family during the launch of the book “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala . PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES


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.

Hotel Africana boss Kibirige Mayanjja who bought the book at one million shillings during the launch of the book “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala . PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES
Chairman of Uganda Arts and Performing rights Andrew Benon Kibuuka also, a long time business partner of Charles James Senkubuge during the launch of the book “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala. PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES
Guests of Charles James Senkubuge are seen reading the book “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala during its launch. PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES
Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge signs autographs for his fans after the book launch “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala. PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES
Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge signs autographs for his fans after the book launch “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala. PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES

Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge signs autographs for his fans after the book launch “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala. PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES

One of the local actress Leila Kakyapizo receiving an award from former Primary Health care Minister Mike Mukula as Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge speaks on the mic. PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES


Pastor Aloysius Bugingo, his boss kept praising his high level of integrity saying he has been behind the rapid development of Salt media.

A Christian choir entertaining guests during the book launch of “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala by Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge . PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES


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.

Captain Mike Mukula speaks as others look on during the book launch of “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala by Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge . PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES


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.

Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge signs autographs for his fans after the book launch “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala. PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES

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.

Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge with his guests during the launch of his book “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala. PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES

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.

Pastor. Aloysius Bugingo proprietor Salt Media with local artiste John Segawa chat after the launch of a book “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala by Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge. PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES

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.

Captain Mike Mukula speaks as others look on during the book launch of “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala by Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge . PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES

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.

local actress Leila Kakyapizo (R) acts with an colleague during the book launch of “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala by Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge . PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES

On the same day, Mr A.S Godfrey Lubulwa also launched his enttled Half a Refugee in Ssanda and Australia.

(R-L) local artiste Mesach Semakuula performing with Salt Media General Manager and Artiste Charles James Senkubuge during the launch of his book “Ddaala ku Ddaala”,ofuuke oweddala . PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD KABUUBI/KMAUPDATES