The federation is planning this year’s VIGA award events,
PIC: The gospel artistes after electing the committee
Legendary Limit-X singer, Isaac Rucci has been elected as the president of the Federation of Gospel Artistes of Uganda.
The elections saw other members of the committee chosen in a ceremony that took place recently at Watooto Church Central, in Kampala.
Fellow legendary singer, Sseku Martin of the Koona endongo ya Yesu fame was also elected as Rucci's deputy and the committee will be charged with championing improvements and unity in the local gospel music fraternity.
"We came to a conclusion that we are to register all Ugandan gospel artistes and the federation will tackle issues like making sure Christian events are done on a professional level. It is also geared towards discouraging free gospel events so gospel artistes can also prosper through their talents. More so, we are looking into gospel music becoming autonomous," Sseku explained.
Other members on the committee include Hum Kay, Wamala Henry, Betty Muwanguzi, Sami K and DJ Twongex, among several more representing all regions in the country.
The federation is also planning this year's VIGA award events, starting with the nomination's bash that will take place on 3rd March at the National Theater grounds.
The awards ceremony itself will take place on March 31 at the Imperial Royale Hotel.
The federation is also organising monthly fellowships for gospel artistes at Mabirizi plaza, in the city centre. This will be sponsored by Christ heart ministries.
"We also will have 31st end of year party organized by gospel artistes, Djs, Dancers and various bands starting with 2018. We plan to also have the annual artistes' convention in May to launch a SACCO for gospel artistes and gather gospel artists from all regions," Sseku added.