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Ronald Mayinja is a Ugandan singer, songwriter, politician, father, husband and a businessman.
Mayinja is one of the original members of the defunct Eagles Production Band that dominated Uganda’s band music era starting from the mid-1990s until local band music was pushed to the peripherals of the industry.
When Ronald Mayinja came into the limelight, some people were claiming that he stole the late Elly Wamala’s song though that was a lie and to others, they thought Mayinja was Elly Wamala’s son.
Ronald Mayinja has been described by many of his fans as the only man that can write what a woman truly feels or what a man feels about her.
Mayinja is so lucky and gifted to have a melodious voice to project his amorous lyrics concepts.
Early Life and Education
Ronald Mayinja was born in Mpenja Gomba District central Uganda to thelate David Ndawula and Joyce Namuddu on 9th November 1978.
When he was still young, Ronald Mayinja dreamt of joining the army so that he would be able to take his revenge against his stepmother who was always fond of beating him up every day.
Ronald Mayinja first attended his Primary School class in Gomba then Namirembe Primary School in Kampala where he completed his Primary School education.
After completing Secondary school, Ronald Mayinja joined National College of Business Studies, Nakawa current Makerere University Business School where he obtained a Diploma in business studies. After obtaining his diploma, he decided to concentrate his efforts on music which he described as his calling.
Ronald Mayinja said that he relocated to Kampala to live with his mother just to escape his father’s cruelty under the influence of his stepmother.
At only 11 years, after going through terrible torture by his father under the influence of a stepmother, Mayinja convinced his only sister to walk for over 90km from Mpenja-Gomba to Mpigi town in search of their mother who was residing in Kawempe, a Kampala suburb then.
“At one point, my father beat me until I was dripping blood and in a way of stopping the blood flow, he pushed me into a drum full of water for minutes,” says Mayinja.
After a week, they arrived in Kawempe but their mother was away and neighbours took them to their maternal grandmother.
While staying with his mother in Kampala, he only came into contact with music when he participated in the choir that sang in the church that he prayed from.
Though he had gained some interest in music, his mother did not support the idea of him taking up music as a career, and all she wanted him to study, graduate and get a white-collar job, not become a musician.
At the time, Mayinja used to write music for plays at their school and his mother liked them but never wanted her son to turn out a musician. In 1995, Ronald Mayinja said that his mother left the country and travelled to Europe and he was left with his father who later passed on hence leaving him to fend for himself.
According to Ronald Mayinja, he was forced to join the music industry due to the struggles that he went through after the death of his father.
He said he used to write songs for plays that they used to stage at school during his secondary school days and therefore he decided to record the songs that he had written for those plays on tape like the other upcoming artists who were also doing the same thing.
At this time, he had to join the music industry because he had been pushed against the wall financially and decided he didn’t want to dream about getting paid anymore though he had a business studies qualification from NCBS.
After a long time of doing music, Mayinja returned to school in 2012.
Ronald Mayinja began his musical journey during his high school days in the 1990s.
Mayinja’s love for music was unstoppable and actually, Mayinja chose to go the music way despite his mother’s objections
It was the same time his mother had flown to Denmark for greener pastures and in this, he saw an opportunity to express freedom.
His first album, Mayinja talked to a Good Samaritan who helped him to record the songs by sponsoring him and that was how his first album that he called Sinzoba came into place.
The album was then promoted by Mulindwa Muwonge who was at the time working with CBS radio Kampala, which is one of the first radio stations in Uganda. Mayinja’s early success in the field saw him release Akamanyiro, Claire, Necklace, Njakulondola and Doreen.
With the birth of TV shows like the Late Night Show on WBS TV, Ugandan artistes realized that the screen was an important ingredient in promoting new music projects.
Mayinja was one of the earliest Ugandan artistes to make a video and Necklace became an instant favourite with daily rotation on the airwaves.
Ronald Mayinja has said that he has been able to drive the cars that he has always dreamt of owning during his days in Gomba, and that music has enabled him to be able to build a bungalow and own businesses and also make some friends.
After his first album, Ronald Mayinja was able to release many other albums and some of these was released in 1997, Claire which was released in 1998, Necklace was released in 1999, Njakulondola came out in 2002, and in 2004, he came up with another album that he called Doreen.
These albums brought him more musical fame and he became a superstar in Uganda. He continues to inspire and motivate very many Ugandans with his sweet musical voice.
He later joined then musician Kato Lubwama’s group but quit after two years joining musicians Mesach Semakula and Geoffrey Lutaaya to form the defunct Eagles Production.
The then giant Eagles Production split, and resulted into Da New Eagles lead by Geoffrey Lutaaya and his Wife Irene Namatovu, and Golden Band Production which Mayinja is one of the proprietors.
Eagles Production members got divided with some going with Lutaaya and others went with Mayinja. Along the way, Mayinja met his wife, Aisha Nakyeyune through a friend and the huddles of tribe and religion could not stop the love birds from marrying and eventually having children.
They have 3 children together and several other children from different relationships.