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Mowzey Radio's burial place to turn into tourist site

By Denis Nsubuga

Added 22nd January 2020 04:27 PM

On February 1 (tomorrow, Saturday), the family will open the burial place to the public while marking 2 years after the celebrated crooner passed on.

Mowzey Radio's burial place to turn into tourist site

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On February 1 (tomorrow, Saturday), the family will open the burial place to the public while marking 2 years after the celebrated crooner passed on.

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The tomb of pop singer Mowzey Radio will turn into a tourist site as the family develops it into a lasting attraction in honour of the singer's life and works.

On February 1 (tomorrow, Saturday), the family will open the burial place to the public while marking two years after the celebrated crooner and songwriter passed on.

After an illustrious music career that spanned over a decade, Mowzey Radio died on February 1, 2018, at Case Hospital, Kampala, a week after he sustained injuries in a bar brawl in Entebbe.

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With a couple of hit singles and many songwriting credits, he was best known as one half of the music duo, Radio and Weasel under the Goodlyfe crew.

The day is expected to attract the singer's fans and fellow artists. Some of the singer's personal belongings will be displayed in his mausoleum, complemented with a flat-screen playing his music videos back to back.

Frank Ssekibogo, the singer's brother, told New Vision that the day will have the singer's music played by a deejay, on top of playback requests of his songs from fans. Artistes among the visitors will perform Radio's songs. There will also be merchandise in commemoration of the singer, including C.Ds, T-shirts, Caps and key holders.

The family has requested all fans and friends to forward pictures that were taken with Mowzey Radio, saying they will be displayed in a certain slot in the Mausoleum.
 
 
alt='' Radio and Lilian in one of the shows

 

"This is to celebrate and appreciate the work he did for the music industry and beyond. Corporate companies, friends to Mowzey Radio and all those that he worked with, artists are all invited," Ssekibogo said.

Besides the anniversary, according to Ssekibogo, the family is gradually developing the place into a tourist attraction with permanent features, including his various pictures framed in glass on the walls of the mausoleum. His tombstone will have some of his various hit song names engraved on it.
 
 
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Ssekibogo disclosed plans to build Radio's statues, both on the burial site and anywhere in Kampala town. He said they are planning to request Kajjasi Town Council to name the road that goes to this site in honour of the fallen singer.


Asked about the inspiration behind this initiative of a ‘tourist site', Ssekibogo said: "It came in our minds when people couldn't stop visiting the place to pay their respects to the singer. It is hard to find a singer that is celebrated like this- both in life and death. Different people come from different areas to visit."

Born Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo on January 25, 1983, Radio died at the age of 35. He is regarded as one of the most talented vocalists and lyricists of his generation.  

Godfrey Wamala alias Troy, the man who was arrested in connection to the singer's death, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for manslaughter after judges dropped charges of murder.

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