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Mowzey Radio would have turned 36 today!

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It’s been almost three (3) years since Uganda surrendered arguably the best Ugandan vocalist ever, Moses Sekibogo alias Mowzey Radio to the grave.

The second half of the Goodlyfe Crew, the other half being Douglas Mayanja alias Weasel Manizo rocked the airwaves of Ugandan media and were at the helm of the Uganda Music industry for over a decade.

There is no way anybody can talk about Ugandan music without making reference to Mowzey Radio. His vocal prowess were undoubtedly a force to reckon but his lyrics were something every music lover bows down to.

From Nakudata Radio’s first song after breaking out with Weasel to Tambula Nange, his last song, almost every project Mowzey Radio worked on was a work of art.

He was not your usual artist, he was more than just a singer. Mowzey was a poet, a lyrist and writer. He did more than just his own songs as many artists confess he wrote them songs which actually turned out to be bangers.

With his vocal ability and gift for lyrics, Mowzey along with his singing partner Weasle Manizo won over the hearts of many Ugandans since he rose to fame in 2007, and over the years the pair earned many local and international awards.

Mowzey Radio begun his singing career back in 2005 as a backup artist along with Weasel singing behind Chameleon before breaking out to release music of his own under the Leone Island Empire.

A little under a year later, Radio and Weasel broke out from Chameleone’s Leone Island Empire to form the Goodlyfe Crew and it was a rollercoaster since then, producing club banger after club banger.

The Goodlyfe Crew became a household name, dominating not just Uganda and East African airwaves but Africa as well.

Radio’s lyrics hit hard. They hit so hard that those that didn’t want a collabo with him, wanted him to write songs for them, and he did.

Almost a decade later, Mowzey was involved in a bar brawl in Entebbe which would get him to his sick bed and never to recover.

On February 1st, 2018, the country woke up to the shocking news of the passing of the music icon, Mowzey Radio of the Goodlyfe Crew who had entertained many for over ten years.

Balaam Barugahara, an events promoter, broke the news that Mowzey had breathed his last on the morning of February 1st, 2018, at Case Hospital in Kampala where he had been admitted after the bar brawl at the De Bar in Entebbe.

A few years down the road and many, including, his singing partner Weasel, have still not come to terms with the fact that the lyrical genius and poet in Mowzey Radio is really gone for good.

On this day, January 25th, 2021, which would have been Mowzey’s 36th birthday, we pray that he continues to rest in peace as we enjoy his legacy in beautifl and catchy music.

Continue Rest in Peace King Radio.

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Arnold Nkalubo
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