ARUA – Legendary Northern Ugandan singer Beniman Mzee B (real name Bernard Ogwang) has finally been laid to rest in his eternal home by family, a few friends and relatives.
The 2stars Entertainment boss’ passing on was announced on Tuesday 4th August, 2020 after he breathed his last after battling prostate cancer for the last two years at Mulago Cancer Institute.
On his sendoff ceremony, fellow artist hailing from Northern Uganda and Mafia Generation Music CEO Coco Finger expressed how sad it feels losing one of the multi-talented singers in Northern Uganda who had built a huge block on Uganda’s music industry.
“It was the hardest feeling putting you to rest my brother, coming to terms with reality that you are gone, R.I.P Mzee B, I believe legends rest but never die,” the self-proclaimed Luo ambassador Coco posted on his social media pages.
Beniman Mzee B was popularly known for a couple of singles that he had released including Cry, Kampala, Polo Polo, Controlla among others.
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.