What you didn't know about Mowzey Radio

Feb 01, 2018

Although music made him popular, at school he lived a quiet life. He could only stop at revealing that he lived at Bukaya in Jinja at his uncle’s home.

You have probably chanced to his melodious voice and fell in love with it. The ever well-knitted lyrics and tempo made almost his every song a hit but you do not know how that came to be.

An old school friend of the fallen Musician Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio recalls how the tukikore nera, Byagana, Gutamiza, Bread and butter hit maker among others - Radio was inspired into music by his nursery school teacher.

"I remember he told me that a nursery teacher changed his life. The teacher used to tell him that he would be a good musician," Stephen Wakaza now a high school teacher, a resident of Mukono reminisced.

 "My OB, classmate and friend has gone at an early age. At school on parents' day, he could sing and move the audience," Wakaza chronicled.

According to Wakaza, Radio, went to Holy Cross Lake View Senior Secondary School Jinja from S.1 to S.4. It is at this school that they shared a desk. He then joined Kiira College Butiki for Advanced Level studies.

"He was always among best five students in class. He was very good in Literature, English and music. He is the only one who used to understand music lessons, to us sol-fa notes were hard.  As a seatmate, he taught me how to be creative when writing stories. That was hard for me. I also helped him in mathematics," Wakaza reminisced.

Although music made him popular, at school he lived a quiet life. He could only stop at revealing that he lived at Bukaya in Jinja at his uncle's home.

"He was always voted the best in music competition at the district level in all competitions the school participated in. He associated more with female schoolmates. You could never spot him at a football pitch, but it could not be a surprise to find him at a net ball court," Wakaza added.

According to Wakaza, Radio used to lead music in the Catholic Chapel. He described Radio as the best vocalist and an actor in inter house competitions of their times.
"He loved art and was one of the best fine art students," he adds. He at one time owned an art gallery shop in Kampala.

At his former school a statement was issued. "We have woken up to sad news of the demise of our celebrity 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 a health prefect. Fr Picavet, sorry for loss of your child, Sr Mary, your student is gone with all the talent."

"We have lost a talent. One of the best vocalists in Uganda," Michael Kaaya of Advance Uganda, Kakiri branch said.

"At the time you and weasel appeared on the music scene the music industry was in a coma. The music for the few top musicians at that time had become monotonous and obsolete. You two came on the scene and breathed life back in the music Industry. You brought competition good music new dress code," Liz Elder posted on New Vision Facebook page.

President Yoweri Museveni joined other Ugandans to pay tribute to the fallen musician. 

"Have been told about the untimely death of musician Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio. I had only recently made a financial contribution towards his treatment and hoped he would get better. He was a talented young person with a great future ahead of him," Museveni tweeted.

 "You can't just leave like this. Why?" musician Juliana Kanyomozi tweeted.

Radio's famous hits
1. Don't cry- Radio & Weasle ft Wizkid
2. Nyambula - Radio & Weasle
3. Gutamiza - Radio & Weasle
4. Hellena - Radio & Weasle ft Lutalo
5. Tukikole Neera - Radio & Weasle
6. Ability - Radio & Weasle ft Rabadaba
7. Magnetic - Radio & Weasle
8. Bread & Butter - Radio & Weasle
9. Nakudata - Radio & Weasle
10. Obudde - Radio & Weasle
11. Ntunga - Radio & Weasle
12. Talk & Talk - Radio & Weasle
13. Kuku - Radio & Weasle
14. Bwondekawo - Radio & Weasle
15. Zino enaku - Radio & Weasle
16. Juicy juicy - Radio & Weasle
17. Ekyaama - Radio & Weasle
18. Nakutamani - Radio & Weasle
19. Vuvuzela - Radio & Weasle
20. Amaaso - Radio & Weasle
21. Can't let you go - Radio & Weasle
22. Omwana wa Bandi  - Radio & Weasle
23. Byagana -  Radio & Weasle
24. Numba emu - Radio & Weasle
25. Get Love -  Radio & Weasle ft WizKid
26. Tompona  - Radio & Weasle ft Leyila
27. Nkwetaga  - Radio & Weasle
28. Breath Away  - Radio & Weasle
29. Zuena  - Radio & Weasle
30. Ole  - Radio & Weasle
31. Potential - Radio & Weasle
32. Sitani - Radio & Weasle
33. Nyumbani - Radio & Weasle
34. Sweat Lady - Mozey Radio
35. Lwaki Onumya -Radio & Weasle

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