By Kampala Post Reporter
When Moses Ssekibogo got involved in a fight that would eventually cut his life short, his singing partner Douglas Mayanja aka Weasel regretted the incident saying if he had been with him (Radio), the trouble could have been avoided.
This points to the fact that many folks on social media are alluding to - that Radio had discipline issues and always wanted to start or get involved in fights, probably after taking a few drinks and perhaps smoking.
Related Story: How Singer Moze Radio Met His Death
Nonetheless, Radio will be remembered as a talented musician of his generation. Below are some messages posted by Ugandans on social media following news of the singer’s death at Case Hospital.
Jose Chameleon: Let your light shine on!!!! #Basiima Ogenze ? KING MOSES.
Douglas Mayanja aka Weasel: (Singing partner): The King ?Is Gone ??
Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba (army officer): Very sad to hear about the passing of a great Ugandan musical talent, Mowzey Radio. He will be sorely missed. RIP Radio.
Mark Ssali (communications practitioner): RIP Mowzey Radio. He was truly special. That powerful voice will live on forever.
Pius Mayanja aka Pallaso (Musician): Death is too much of a Burden to carry. What a sad morning. I still cant believe its true. Our hearts will always be broken.
Joseph Semutooke OB Kiira College Butiki: In school, he was a role model for us all…very brilliant in class, very disciplined and focused (a top prefect), very focused…arrogance was the only problem then — maybe it overgrew and produced other problems”
President Yoweri Museveni: 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. May he rest in peace.”
Don Wanyama (senior presidential press secretary): Rest in peace Mowzey Radio. Like we say, “He Who Leaves a Work of Art Lives Forever”. You will not be forgotten.
Julius Luba, former teacher, Kiira College Butiki: He was a brilliant boy. He was an all-round student, a student leader, very academically sound, good at music, dance and drama. He used to recite these touching poems at assemblies and music shows that would leave all of us touched. We would wonder if he writes them himself. He was always smart and very organized. His bed was usually the neatest in Henry Mulooki house (the dormitory he was assigned to).
Bobi Wine (politician/musician): It’s a blow to our country, it’s such a dark day in our country, we have not just lost a musician, we have lost an Icon and we are going to realise that slowly with time.
Olara Otunu (politician/diplomat): RIP Mowzey Radio, the Music Industry has lost an icon.
Sheeba (musician): GOD gives…GOD Takes Away. Death Is So Saddening. RIP MOZEY RADIO.
Norbert Mao (Politician): We shall miss that haunting voice that lingers on long after the song has stopped. Another fruit fallen unripe. We are however consoled that Moze Radio's life was not in vain. He leaves behind timeless music due to his prolific creativity. We mourn you Moze! Ebirungi birimumaaso.
Meanwhile some artistes have cancelled their scheduled shows in honour of Radio.