Mowzey Radio Is Dead Here Is A Short Biography And His Musical Career In Detail
Mowzey Radio Of The Goodlyfe Crew Is Dead.
The East African music community and Africa at large are mourning the death of Ugandan musician Mowzey Radio. Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo was a founding member of the Goodlife Crew.
Goodlyfe Crew is a Ugandan music group with lead performers being singers Moses Mowzey Radio and Weasel. Moses Radio provides smooth RnB vocals while Weasel’s contribution is a fusion of reggae, ragga, and dancehall vibes
Radio died at Case Hospital in Kampala. The singer had been admitted after reportedly being beaten into a coma. This was due to a fight at DeBar, a local hang-out spot in Entebbe town last week.
The management of Case Hospital regret to announce the passing of Moses Ssekibogo alias Moze Radio today 1st February 2018 at 6:00 am. Read part of the statement issued by Case Hospital.
This comes just hours after President Museveni contributed Shs30m towards his treatment.
The management of Case Hospital acknowledges the payment of UGX 30,000,000 received from H.E The President of the Republic of Uganda @KagutaMuseveni. We are grateful for this generous deed of contributing to hospital bills for the amazingly talented Ugandan vocalist Radio,” read part of the statement from Case Hospital.
Last week, police said they had arrested five people to help with their investigations into the beating of Radio.
Mowzey Radio Biography
Moses Mowzey Radio (birth name Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo) had a prosperous musical career. He studied at Holy Cross Lake View Secondary School in Jinja, where he served as president of the school’s Youth Alive Club. He composed musical projects for the club that succeeded in inter-school Youth Alive Club competitions.
In 2002, Radio studied at Kiira College Butiki in Jinja where he had a two-year break in his musical career concentrating on his studies. He later joined Jose Chameleone‘s Leone Island Crew in 2004. While working as Chameleone’s backing vocalist, Radio released solos on Leone Island Records. These include “Jennifer“, “Dagala“, “Wololo” and “Sweet Lady”. Sweet Lady was well received, though Radio’s public profile remained low.
Mowzey Radio And Controversies
Mowzey Radio had been involved in numerous beef and controversies that might have lead to his death.
In 2009, Goodlyfe Crew had a hit that they recorded alongside Rabadaba, “Opportunity or Ability”. However, it was claimed that the song induced violence against Bebe Cool, especially on Radio’s part.
In March 2011 a new dispute arose in Kampala between Radio/Weasel and Kenzo. This dispute stemmed from Kenzo’s song “Mundeke Numbe”. The Goodlyfe Crew claimed that the whole concept of the song and video was copied from their song “Talk and Talk”.
In December 2013, Radio and Weasel fought a famous musical battle with Bebe Cool. Dubbed “The Battle of the Champions”, it was held at Kyadondo Rugby grounds. Chameleone praised the Goodlyfe Crew for their performance; he also praised Bebe Cool. No clear decision emerged. This also led to resolving their dispute with their former Leone Island boss Chameleone and Radio and Weasel teamed up again with Chameleone for the first time since their breakup in 2008. This prompted the duo to share the stage with Chameleone in the Tubonge concert of 2014.
In 2013 the two claimed to have ended their dispute with Gagamel singer Bebe Cool as well.
Awards And Nominations
The duo Radio and Weasel are six-time HIPIPO award winners and three-times Pearl of Africa music awards. They are also four-times Tanzanian Music Award winners and three-times Buzz Teeniez Awards Uganda award winners.
In August 2011, good lyfes’ Radio and Weasel were nominated in Africa music awards, MOAMA for the group of the year.the good lyfes song Vuvuzela(2010 hit)was in the nominations in the dancehall category. Their biggest nominations were at 2013 BET Music Awards – Best International Act Africa and MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 – Best Collaboration (“Kiboko Changu” – Amani featuring Radio and Weasel)
We send our deepest condolence to the family of Mowzey Radio may the Lord be with them in this time of hardship.