Goodlyfe Crew

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Goodlyfe Crew
Origin Uganda
Genres
Occupation(s) Musicians
Years active 2008–present
Labels Goodlyfe Entertainment
Associated acts Jose Chameleone, Blu*3, GNL Zamba, Rachel Kay, Mun G, Irene Ntale, The Undercover Brothers
Website www.goodlyfe.net
Members Moses Radio
Weasel

Goodlyfe Crew is a Ugandan music group with lead performers being singers Moses Radio (born Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo) and Weasel (born Douglas Mayanja). Moses Radio provides smooth RnB vocals while Weasel's contribution is a fusion of reggae, ragga and dancehall vibes.[1] Because of their prominence, Moses Radio and Weasel have formed their own duo known as Radio and Weasel.

Radio and Weasel also formed The Goodlyfe Crew. The crew has seen many changes in its set-up but at various times included Chagga, Red Banton Buaman, Allan Kiwanuka, Jeff Kiwanuka, Gift of Kado, Diamond Oscar. Many of its members had their own solo projects and collaborations.

Radio and Weasel[edit]

Moses Radio (birth name Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo) has 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.[1] While working as Chameleone's backing vocalist, Radio released solos on Leone Island Records. These include "Jennifer", "Dagala", "Wololo" and "Sweet Lady".[1] Sweet Lady was well received, though Radio's public profile remained low.

Weasel (born Douglas Mayanja) started as an independent artist who released solo projects under the auspices of his elder brother's records, but it was his collaboration with Chameleone on "Bomboclat" that caught audience attention.

Radio and Weasel became backing vocalists for the greatly popular Ugandan musician Jose Chameleone, but later broke off from Chameleone's Leone Island Crew in 2008 to form the Goodlyfe Crew.

The duo Radio and Weasel songs have been successful on Ugandan radio.[2] Starting with "Nakudata" in 2008, the duo released "Lwaki Onumya", "Zuena", "Nyambura" and "Bread and Butter". In mid-2008, the duo collaborated with artists such as Rachel Kay, Blu*3, OS, Allan Toniks, GNL and Zambia's General Ozzy. They performed live and collaborated with Ugandan artist Keko.

Radio and Weasel Music albums Goodlyfe have about ten music albums 1. Mwana Wabandi (2016) 2. Neera & The Best of Radio & weasel (2015) 3. Amaaso Ntunga Album ( 2014 ) 4. Obudde (2014) 5. Fantastic (2014) 6. Tonjagala (2012) 7. Talk and Tailk (2011) 8. Ngenda Maaso (2010) 9. Bread and Butter (2009) 10. Nyambura (2008)

Goodlyfe Crew members[edit]

Radio and Weasel also functioned as lead performers of band known as Goodlyfe Crew. Although membership changed at various times, the main members of Goodlyfe Crews were:[3]

  • Radio Moses (or just Radio) - - Lead performer
  • Weasel - born Douglas Mayanja - Lead performer
  • Chagga
  • Red Banton Buaman
  • Allan Kiwanuka
  • Jeff Kiwanuka

All the members have released solo projects. The Goodlyf Crew replaced Jeff Kiwanuka with Chaggaman as their new manager following Kiwanuka's expulsion in late 2014.

Former members
  • Gift of Kado - a full-time member of the crew after joining in 2009.[4] However, in November 2010, he left and formed Kaddo Pharm with Mr X (who died in June 2012).[5]
  • Diamond Oscar - later left the Goodlyfe crew.[6]

Goodlyfe Crew have their own production house, Goodlyfe Magic.[7] However, the Goodlyfe crew have several other projects, especially in music production: they have done songs under other producers such as Washington, Bleas, Swangz Avenue, Bushington and label Nash Wonder of Monster.[8][9]

Controversies and collaborations[edit]

In 2008, Radio and Weasel produced "Potential" with Zambian General Ozzy.[10] The Ugandan duo did "Take my Heart Still" with Ozzy.[11][12]

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.[13] In early 2014, Radio and Weasel collaborated Pallaso and Mess, in the song "Amaaso".[14] In 2011, they produced "Dembesa" with Da TWINZ.[15][16] Radio and Weasel released another collaboration with Diamond Oscar in the song "You Make Me cry".[17] Radio and Weasel have recorded with other Ugandan artists: "Tax Money" with Sizza Man,[18] "Pollination", with Obsession in 2011.[19]

In 2010, Radio and Weasel recorded "Maama Wabaana" with Tom Close.[20] and in 2013, they recorded with Desire Luzinda, and "Hellena" with David Lutalo.[21][22]

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".[23]

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.[24] Chameleone praised the Goodlyfe Crew for their performance; he also praised Bebe Cool.[25] No clear decision emerged.[25][26] This also led into resolving of their dispute with their former Leone Island boss Chameleone and Radio and Weasel teamed up again with Chamleone for the first time since their breakup in 2008.[27] This prompted the duo to share the stage with Chameleone in the Tubonge concert of 2014.[28]

In 2013 the two claimed to have ended their dispute with Gagamel singer Bebe Cool as well.[29]

Awards[edit]

Won[edit]

Tanzania Music Awards

  • 2010: Best East African Song – Bread and Butter/ Where You Are ft. BLU*3
  • 2011: Best East African Song – Heart Attack Vuvuzela
  • Channel O Music Video Awards
  • 2011: Most Gifted African East Video – This is How We Do It ft. Keko

Buzz Teeniez Awards Uganda

  • 2010: Hottest Group/Duo
  • 2011: Hottest Group/Duo
  • 2011: Hottest Collabo – Mr. DJ ft. Swangz Avenue

Nominated[edit]

In August 2011, good lyfes' Radio and Weasle 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 dance hall category.[34]

Radio and Weasel Music albums Goodlyfe have about ten music albums 1. Mwana Wabandi (2016) 2. Neera & The Best of Radio & weasel (2015) 3. Amaaso Ntunga Album ( 2014 ) 4. Obudde (2014) 5. Fantastic (2014) 6. Tonjagala (2012) 7. Talk and Tailk (2011) 8. Ngenda Maaso (2010) 9. Bread and Butter (2009) 10. Nyambura (2008)

Discography[edit]

(includes Goodlyfe Crew / Radio and Weasel releases

[36]

References[edit]

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