Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten days after being beaten into a coma, Ugandan musician Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio of the Goodlyfe Crew died on Thursday morning at the intensive care unit at Case Hospital in Kampala.
Case clinic confirmed 35-year-old Mowzey Radio’s death in a statement. Born January 25, 1983, his birthday found him admitted in hospital.
“The management of Case Hospital regret to announce the passing of Moses Ssekibogo alias Mowzey Radio today 1st February 2018 at 6.00am.”
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.
Mowzey had up to 250 songs to his name, was a BET award nominee and one of Africa’s best vocalists and undoubtedly Uganda’s best song writer with more than 400 songs written.
Mowzey Radio’s body was transferred to Mulago Mortuary for postmortem amidst tight security. After the postmortem, the body was taken to his home in Makindye – Nevaland for a vigil. Church Service will be held Friday 2pm at Rubaga Cathedral and Burial on Saturday 4pm at Kaga Nakawuka.
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.
Among those picked up was George Egesa, owner of the bar from where Mowzey was assaulted and then admitted to Emmanuel Clinic in Entebbe, transferred to Nsambya then to Case where hours later doctors conducted a brain surgery.
Case Hospital, where Mowzey Radio was admitted, was also last week the centre of media attention again after large crowds converged there soon after the arrival of Kampala City socialite Brian Kirumira aka Bryan White. (read about AK47 DEATH in similar incident Page 2)
Thousands gathered at case clinic this morning to mourn the death of famous musician Moses Sekibogo alias Radio who succumbed to wounds sustained from a bar brawl in Entebbe #RIPMowzeyRadio @observerug pic.twitter.com/eB1nLBhEGm
— nicholas Bamulanzeki (@bamulanzeki) February 1, 2018