On January 25th, 2023, music lovers around the world celebrate what would have been Mowzey Radio’s 38th birthday. Mowzey Radio, whose real name was Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo, was a gifted Ugandan musician who, along with Weasel, formed the music duo known as the Goodlyfe Crew. He was a songwriter, producer, and performer, known for hits such as “Nakudata,” “Neera,” and “Bread and Butter.”
Mowzey Radio’s untimely death in February 2018 left a gaping hole in Uganda’s music industry, but his legacy lives on through his music and his family. Despite the pain of his loss, his fans continue to celebrate his life and the impact he had on their lives through his music.
Recently, musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine, accompanied by David Lewis Rubongoya and Nubian Li, paid a visit to Mowzey Radio’s final resting place in Kagga, Nakawuka, to pay their respects. The pictures that were shared on social media showed them placing flowers on his grave and spending time with his mother and siblings.
The visit was a beautiful reminder of the power of music and the impact it can have on people’s lives. Mowzey Radio’s music touched many people, and his death was a tragic loss not just for his family and friends but for the entire Ugandan music industry.
Bobi Wine’s visit to Mowzey Radio’s grave is a sign of the deep respect and admiration that musicians have for their colleagues. It is also a reminder of the importance of supporting one another in the industry, and how coming together in times of grief can be a powerful force for healing.
Mowzey Radio’s death was a wake-up call for the need to address violence in the entertainment industry, especially in bars and clubs. It was a reminder that artists are human beings, and their safety should be a priority. As we remember Mowzey Radio on his birthday, it is important to continue advocating for a safer and more supportive environment for musicians in Uganda and beyond.
In conclusion, Mowzey Radio’s music will continue to inspire and entertain us for generations to come. His legacy will remain in the hearts of his fans, and his memory will live on through his family and the music he created. We celebrate his life and the mark he left on the music industry, and we hope that his story will inspire future generations of Ugandan musicians.