Mowzey Radio

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Mowzey Radio
Born
Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo

(1985-01-25)25 January 1985
Died1 February 2018(2018-02-01) (aged 33)
Kampala, Uganda
Resting placeNakawuka Kagga, Wakiso District, Uganda.
Other namesMoses Radio
EducationMakerere University
OccupationMusician
Years active2007–2018
Known forMusic and charity work
Home townKampala

Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo (January 25, 1985[1] – February 1, 2018), also known as Mowzey Radio, sometimes referred to as Moses Radio, was a Ugandan musician. He was one of the main performers of the Ugandan music group Goodlyfe Crew together with Jose Chameleone's brother Weasel Manizo (real name Douglas Sseguya).

Career[edit]

Radio released his first solo song, "Tujja Kuba Wamu" in 2004 while at Makerere University where he completed a degree in psychology, before joining the Leone Island Music Empire in 2005. He started as a backup singer along with Weasel behind Jose Chameleone.[2] He had first success in the year 2005 after he had released a reggae love song called "Jennifer", the official stage video for that song was filmed by Ugandan music promoter DJ Erycom.

In 2006, Mowzey Radio released another song titled "Sweet Lady", another well received song that introduced him to a large fan base in Uganda. In October 2007, Mowzey Radio, Weasel and Jose Chameleone toured the United States and the Caribbean. Before they returned home, Radio and Weasel had misunderstandings with Chameleone. Following disagreements between Chameleone and the two, they quit the group and formed Goodlyfe Crew, who became successful. Their first song was "Nakudata", followed by "Ngamba" and others.[3] He made music collaborations with musicians such as Rabadaba in the song "Ability" together with Weasel,[4] produced by Just Jose.

In his singing career he did collaborations with both local and international artists winning awards and several nominations including the BET nominations.

Radio and Weasel had many hits, including: "Ability", "Akapapula", "Bread and Butter", "Hellenah" ft David Lutalo, "Juice Juicy", "Lwaki Onnumya", "Magnetic", "Mr DJ", "Mukama Talya Mandazi", "Ngenda Maaso", "Nyambula", "Nyumbani", "Obudde", "Potential", "Sitaani", "Zuena", and "(Tukikole) Neera", which played incessantly on most radio and TV stations in Africa in 2014.[citation needed]

Later life and death[edit]

Radio died on 1 February 2018 at Case Clinic in Kampala, Uganda,[5] from a blood clot in his brain[6] sustained in a bar brawl in Entebbe a few days earlier. He was laid to rest at Nakawuka in Wakiso District.

HiPipo Music Awards[edit]

Radio is a fifteen-time HiPipoMusicAwards Winner. Below are the categories he won.

2018 – 6th HiPipo Music Awards winner

  • Best Duo/Group Radio and Weasel
  • Song Of The Year (Uganda) Radio & Weasel & B2C – Gutamiiza
  • Best Song Writer Moses Radio

2017 – 5th HiPipo Music Awards winner

  • Song of the Year South Sudan
  • Sambala by MB Law and Rhapsody Ft Radio & Weasel

2016 – 4th HiPipo Music Awards winner

  • Best Music Group – Radio and Weasel
  • Song Of The Year – Juicy by Radio and Weasel
  • Best Song Writer – Moses Radio

2015 – 3rd HiPipo Music Awards winner

  • Best Duo/Group Artist – Radio And Weasel
  • Album Of The Year – Amaaso Ntunga By Radio And Weasel
  • Song Of The Year – Neera – Radio And Weasel
  • Best Rnb Song Neera – Radio And Weasel
  • The Best Duo-Group Artist: Radio and Weasel
  • The Album of the Year: Obudde Album – Radio and Weasel

2014 – 2nd HiPipo Music Awards winner

  • The Best Duo/Group Artist: Radio and Weasel
  • The Album of the Year: Obudde Album – Radio and Weasel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamby, Christine (25 February 2018). "Mowzey Radio: Ugandan Afrobeat giant who became one of East Africa's biggest stars". The Independent. Archived from the original on 25 January 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  2. ^ back up singers, radio. "Why Chameleone falls out with his back-up singers". New vision. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  3. ^ good lyfe, best group. "goodlyfe-eye-world-s-best-group-award". Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  4. ^ eMinor. "ABILITY by RADIO & WEASEL ft. RABADABA | JUST JOSE Productions". ReverbNation. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Ugandan musician Mowzey Radio dies". www.newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  6. ^ http://chimplyf.com/2018/02/02/weasle-falls-apart-inspires-tears-as-he-grieves-radio-at-requiem-mass/