It has been suggested to musicians and other artists working in the entertainment industry that they should use the passing of singer Mowzey Radio as an opportunity to examine their way of life and to seek the assistance of professionals who will guide them in making choices regarding both their finances and their personal lives.
A large number of musicians, fans, and other representatives of the entertainment business gathered on Friday at Rubaga Cathedral for the requiem service of singer Moses Ssekibogo alias Mowzey Radio, who passed away the previous day. Moses Ssekibogo was known by his stage name Mowzey Radio.
Following a fight that took place at the Entebbe watering hole known as De Bar, which left him with critical head injuries, he was transported to the hospital, but he passed away one week later.
During the requiem liturgy, the Reverend Deogratias Kateregga Kiibi of the Kampala Archdiocese, who was in charge of delivering the sermon, openly chastised musicians for leading careless lives that were frequently marked by poor decisions.
“You have to put effort into the legacy that you will leave behind after you pass away. The decisions you make have consequences for you. Fr. Kateregga informed those who had come to pay their respects that, “had he [Radio] been at home on that tragic night, this incident wouldn’t have happened.”
“Fame is something that celebrities need to learn how to control. When some of you enter a room, you immediately want everything to come to a halt. Get skilled managers who will direct you, but make sure you also pay attention to what these managers have to say,” he said further.
The clergyman suggested that these managers should then provide their clientele (the artists), the majority of whom he criticised for being wasteful in their spending habits, with financial guidance. As the majority of them are entering a phase of their lives that involves responsibility, he encouraged them to make intelligent investments and to surround themselves with responsible peers.
“Even though most of you are famous, your families and the places you call home are in a terrible shape. “You forget that these are the folks that stick with you when you are bed ridden,” he remarked. “You forget that these are the people who stick with you.”
In addition to this, he pleaded with them to accept God and to provide money to charitable organisations.
The sermon was delivered by Father Deogratius Kateregga Kiibi of the Kampala Archdiocese.
In a statement that was quite similar, the Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, urged artists to exercise caution while having fun because Uganda had recently suffered the loss of several entertainers under unexplained circumstances. He advised those in the entertainment industry to get expert management.
“Our musicians need to obtain managers who are professionals who should be advising them what to do and what not to do. These managers need to be hired immediately.” “Managers also need to get together and talk about how they can perform their duties more effectively,” the Katikkiro added in his speech.
In his eulogy, he praised Radio as someone who was enthusiastic, dedicated, and made the most of his potential despite the fact that he was still a young man.
Attending the service were a number of musicians, including Douglas Mayanja, better known by his stage as Weasel, Jose Chameleone, Sheebah Karungi, Fille, Mesearch Semakula, Lydia Jazmine, Pastor Wilson Bugembe, Eddy Kenzo, and David Lutalo. Other musicians like as Kato Lubwama, John Segawa, Salvador, and Sam Bagenda (Dr. Bossa) were also present at the event.
Mowzey Radio was born on January 25, 1983, and he passed away at the age of 33. After finishing elementary school in Ndeeba at Kibuye Public School, he continued his education at Lake View Secondary School in Jinja. In 2004, he received his degree in Community Psychology from Makerere University, where he had previously studied.
The singer, who won multiple awards, is survived by five children, all of whom he had with three different women: Jeniffer Robinson, singer Karen Ambro Gammeltoft, and singer Lillian Mbabazi.
What they had to say;
Jane Kasubo, the mother of the deceased, expressed her gratitude to President Yoweri Museveni and the other individuals who had offered their support for the medical care of her son.
As Weasel spoke about his “brother,” Radio, with whom he had been performing as a duo for the past ten years under the name “Goodlyfe,” he was unable to contain his emotions and began to cry.
“We began with nothing, but we promised each other the sun, the moon, and the stars. We attended BET, where we were honoured with awards, and we travelled extensively over the world. However, my brother has abandoned me. Weasel cried as he delivered his eulogy and remarked, “I am at a loss for words.”
According to singer Mesearch Semakula, “Radio was one of a kind when it came to his lyrics and his flair.” Even though the majority of you are passing harsh judgement on us for our errors, we are not deserving of death. We want the person or people responsible for his death to be brought to justice.
Mowzey Radio was a superb musician, and Jose Chameleone, who was Mowzey Radio’s mentor when he was still a backing singer in Leone Island, said that the dead was a great musician.
“Ever since I went to see Radio in the hospital, I have been praying for his recovery. When we were younger, I referred to him as King Moses, and he referred to me as King Joseph. Moses is not dead; rather, he has returned to his home. To which Chameleone said, “May God forgive you, Moses.”
The passing of Radio was described as “a gloomy day” in the singer Bobi Wine’s written eulogy, which he included as part of his tribute to Radio.
“He passed away at a time when his generation desperately needed him. Bobi Wine is quoted as saying that he beat the odds and proved that he could rise from the ghetto to international renown.
On the other hand, he lamented the fact that musicians (such as AK 47 and Danz Kumapesa) are still being murdered, but their killers are not being brought to justice.
“As people who work in the entertainment industry, we need to reevaluate our ways of life so that we don’t give the wrong people the chance to hurt us,”
Justine Kasule Lumumba, the Secretary General of the party that is currently in power, the NRM, paid tribute to Radio, whose voice she described as being unparalleled.
Lumumba remarked that the man had “a voice that generated smiles, eased hearts, and brought beneficial impact to the people.”
Peace Mutuuzo, the State Minister for Culture, was present during the mass and remarked, “Radio was young but very bright who provided employment via arts.” It was incredible to listen to his music, which was also really informative.
“It is a great loss to the world that he has died away. We strongly deplore the intolerance displayed by some Ugandans. The Minister said that “we must learn to learn to address our problems amicably.”