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LIVE: Requiem mass for Mowzey Radio

The casket at Rubaga Cathedral. PHOTOS VIA @bamulanzeki

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The requiem mass for Ugandan musician Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio was held Friday at the Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala.

Leading politicians and musicians are attending the mass at which Rev Fr Deogratius Kateregga Kiibi told Ugandan artistes to learn how to handle fame.

He challenged them to stop using drugs, stop living extravagant lives, stop abandoning their wives and said fame does not come from engaging in unnecessary fights.

After the mass, the body will be taken to Kololo Airstrip instead of the National Theatre. Burial is on Saturday at 4pm at Kaga Nakawuka.


Mowzey Radio,35, died on Thursday, ten days after being beaten into a coma.

Among the first people to mourn Mowzey’s death was Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni.

“I have been told about the untimely death of musician Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio. I had only recently made a financial contribution towards his treatment and hoped he would get better. He was a talented young person with a great future ahead of him. May he rest in peace,” Museveni said on twitter.

Mowzey Radio was one of the musicians who composed the Tubonga Nawe song in support of President Museveni during the campaigns for the 2016 elections.

The song featured Uganda’s best in Jose Chameleon, Bebe Cool, Radio & Weasel, Juliana, Rema Namakua, Mun*G.

Last week’s incident

Radio was reportedly knocked out cold by assailants last week in Entebbe after an altercation at De Bar. Police have since made several arrests as they seek answers. No one has yet been charged but a video circulating on video shows an incident that is said to be what happened.

Pathologists at Mulago said, “Radio was badly hit on the head which caused a brain damage hence his demise.”

AK47 death

The incident comes about three years since Emmanuel Mayanja Hummertone aka AK47 was beaten in a bar in Kabalagala before he died on arrival at Nsambya hospital, after he reportedly cracked his skull.

The singer was from the musical family that included brothers Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone, Pius Mayanja aka Pallaso and Douglas Mayanja aka Weasle.

Reports then incidated that AK47 was beaten first at a bar and then went to the washroom to clean up, where he is thought to have slipped and fallen.

The bar DEJAVU, belonged to Jeff Kiwanuka, a former manager of the singing duo of Radio and Weasel.


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One comment

  1. Kabedoopong Piddo Ddibe'st

    Death Is Blind

    Death is blind; he knows not who to take;
    Sadly, untimely, the good die young;
    This humble being, gone too soon, ne’er did wake;
    To behold the starlets rise with sound;

    O gone too soon, Mowzey, gone too soon,
    But now, who will fill this empty chasm left,
    And, therefore, heal my bleeding wound?
    O Mowzey, sleep in peace, where you slept.

    Only if you could wake up again,
    And watch the tears of love for thee,
    Mourning hearts all filled up with pain,
    Would you then know what is in me;

    But, sleep now, dear, sleep now in peace;
    All I know is in many hearts you have a place.

    ©Kabedoopong Piddo Ddibe’st

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