Ugandans are mourning the death of musician Mowzey Radio, real name Moses Ssekibogo, who passed away in the capital Kampala in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The 33-year-old who is part of the globally acclaimed Ugandan music duo, Goodlyfe Crew, died at a private hospital where he was being treated after a reported bar brawl two weeks ago.
The Tambula Nange or “Walk with Me” hitmaker died just hours after Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni donated $8,300 towards his medical bills.
Five people have so far been arrested in connection with his death.
A requiem mass was held on Friday at Rubaga Cathedral for the repose of the soul of the late musician. Hundreds of fans, relatives and friends filled the church to pay their respect.
People in Uganda and fans all over the world have since been pouring out their heartfelt condolences on social media.
Below are some reactions to his death:
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.
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) February 1, 2018
Very sad to hear about the passing of a great Ugandan musical talent, Mowzey Radio. He will be sorely missed. RIP Radio.
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) February 1, 2018
RIP Mowzey Radio of @radioandweasel… your music will forever live on and continue to touch lives.
— MTV Base East (@MTVBaseEast) February 1, 2018
RIP Mowzey Radio, the Music Industry has lost an icon
— Olara Otunnu (@OlaraOlara) February 1, 2018
The manner in which #MowzeyRadio died is tragic, regrettable and avoidable. He was young and restless, but what a voice, what a talent! Issa thread.
— Daniel Kalinaki (@Kalinaki) February 1, 2018
My heart goes out to the entire Ssekibogo family and Ugandan music lovers and Fans😢 Just heard about the passing of Mowzey Radio😭 R.I.P. Bro. You were a Man of great Talent and you will be missed.☹️🙁🕯R.I.P. #RipRadio #MowzeyRadio pic.twitter.com/oqZhXVq6uy
— Peter Okoye MrP (@PeterPsquare) February 1, 2018
— Victoria Nyeko (@VictoriaNyeko) February 2, 2018
— Jennifer S Musisi (@KCCAED) February 1, 2018