KAMPALA–President Yoweri Museveni this morning joined other Ugandans to pay tribute to departed musician Moses Ssekibogo, best known as Mowzey Radio.
Radio died this morning at Case Clinic Kampala where he had been admitted barely two weeks ago.
“I have been told about the untimely death of musician Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio. He was a talented young person with a great future ahead of him,” President Museveni tweeted.
Radio’s old school friend, Stephen Wakaza said: “My OB, classmate and seatmate gone at an early stage age.”
According to Wakaza, Radio, went to Holy Cross Lake View Senior Secondary School Jinja from S.1 to S.4. He then joined Kiira College Butiki for Advanced Level studies.
“He was always among best five in class. He was best in Literature, English and music. He is the only one who used to understand music lesson, to us sol-fa notes were hard. As seatmate, he taught me how to be creative when writing stories which was hard for me but I also helped him in mathematics,” Wakaza now a high school teacher reminisced.
“He was always voted the best in music competition at the district levels in all competitions the school engaged in. He associated more of female schoolmates right from S.1 up to S.4. You could never spot him at football pitch, but it could not be a surprise to watch him at net ball court,” he added.
According to Wakaza, Radio used to lead music in the Catholic Chapel and was always best vocalist and actor in inter house competitions.
“At school during parents’ day, he could sing and move the audience. He never used to engage in riots and acts of hooliganism. I wonder how that came of him,” Wakaza said.
Holy Cross Lake View has woken up to sad news of the demise of our celebrity Moses Sekibogo aka Mowzey Radio. He will always be remembered. He used to lead a group of YCS students and always a trophy would be won. He was a very smart student and he was a health prefect Fr Picavet, sorry for loss of your child, Sr Mary, your student is gone with all the talent,” a statement from his old school read
An old friend of Mowzey Radio, Ms Jackie Mbabazi posted on her facebook timeline: “My worst fear has been confirmed. God knows how i prayed for a miracle to happen. I vividly remember the younger happy days which of course most people preferred to call crazy days. I remember the first time i met you back home in Ebbs en u were a simple boy just starting out your struggle in music. You were so optimistic and saw a whole bright future ahead of you that we all didn’t see at that time Mowzey. Jose Chameleone was very proud of the gem he had picked up and I remember him saying it over en over again. I can’t believe that’s no more. May God judge you with reservation my dear friend. May you sleep in perfect peace. May God comfort your little babies who only knew you as papa and not Radio. May he touch your other half Doug, plus your mum in whose eyes you remained a baby. Humphrey Mayanja you alone can understand this story en the pain. Until that day comes, rest well musical soldier.”