By Dickson Ndugwa
Toniks, one of the singers who has stayed the course in the music industry, organised an audio listening party for his Awo album at Skyz Hotel, Naguru in Kampala on June 8.
He invited close musician friends, mostly those who have been part of his music journey,
A number featured on the songs off the album.
“The big musicians who are not on my album gave me a hard time to work with them and that’s why you are not seeing them at the party,” he explained.
Whatever Toniks meant by “big names”, for he featured Sheebah on one of the songs, Nsituka; and A Pass on High, among others.
Toniks bashed the “big musicians” who refused to feature on the 15-song album, labelling it a sign of backwardness and showing off.
“In music we need to cooperate,” he advised.
Meanwhile, he also supported the cancellation of the Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) elections on June 6.
“Even the leaders who have been serving have failed to develop the music industry. If UMA has failed to manage the music industry, let it close and they move without leadership because they were surviving before UMA existed,” Toniks, who contested for the position of UMA treasurer, said.