LIRA – The music fraternity has been hit by the loss of Northern Uganda’s music king Ogwang Benard commonly known as Mzee B-Beniman who passed on earlier this week.
Mzee B who was battling cancer was admitted at the Uganda Cancer Institute where he finally met his death.
The star’s death was confirmed by his manager Mr Brian Opio also known as the Ghetto Prince in a Facebook post. “Rest In Peace King, finally today at he takes his rest, till we meet again” he posted.
Previously, a number of artists, fans and celebrities had come together to support Mzee B’s recovery through a campaign tagged save Mzee B from cancer where they have been buying t-shirts and jumpers printed on his name in a bid to raise money for his medical bills.
Mzee B who succumbed to cancer hails from Lira started singing in 2005 with a breakthrough hit song called Anyim. He had other songs like Figure, Super glue, Wan bulu among others.
Top celebrities have come out to send their condolences messages to the bereaved family including one of Uganda’s top television personalities Daglous Lwanga.
“If you come from Northern Uganda, you definitely know Mzee B from Lira. Rest in Peace Mzee B-Beenieman. The music industry will miss you,” he posted.