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THE LIFE OF MOZEY RADIO: Family, Studies and Music Career

Born on 1st January 1985, Mozey radio real names Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo has died at the age of 33 at Case hospital on 1st February 2017 at 6:00am according to the hospital reports.

Radio was a typical Musoga who was born, raised and spent most of his school life in Jinja, Eastern Uganda.He was part of the major artists in the Goodlyfe crew which he started with his duo musician, Weasle.

SCHOOL LIFE

Radio studied from various schools in Jinja like Holy Cross Lake View Secondary School where he acted as president of the Youth Alive club which won the Interschool Alive Club competitions.

2002, he joined Kiira College Butiki from where he finished his high school before  joining Jose Chameleon’s Lean Island music crew in 2004

Mozey Radio also pursued a bachelor’s degree at Makerere University.

 

Music career

Mozey Radio’s music career started when he joined Holy Cross Lake view secondary school and was made president of the Youth alive club. He composed many musical projects for the club making it emerge the best in the Interschool youth alive competitions.

Radio joined Leone Island in 2004 as Jose Chameleon’s backup singer together with the latter’s brother, weasle. However, Radio’s ambition was never to stay behind the artist forever! Still as a backup singer, he released numerous solos; Jennifer, Dagala, Wololo and Sweet lady which became hit songs of that time although it never marked Radio’s breakthrough.

The hustle continued and following several disagreements with their boss, Jose, together with weasle, Radio left Leone Island to form their own musical group, Goodlyfe. Starting with Nakudata in 2008, the duo began their successful musical journey and when they released Bread and Butter which was widely received by the public, there was no turning back, the duo started releasing hit by hit and at present the crew had grown to include many other musicians.

Collabos

The duo made many collabos including bikoola with Irene Ntale, Ability with Rabadaba and don’t cry with Nigerian musician Wizkid

Solos

Radio released numerous solos of his own in Goodlyf like Mama, Neera, Lessu, Romantic call all of which were hit song.

He was also a writer who wrote songs for his crew like Bikoola and for other artists like Irene Ntale’s Sembera and Lilian Mbabazi’s hit love song Ebaluwa and kuuma obudde.

Radio’s music style has been RnB though his duo partner sing in Reggae tone.

Awards

PEARL OF AFRICA’S music award 2008

Song of the year- Nakudata

Best Afro Beat song-Zuena

Best new artist

Tanzania music awards 2010

Best East African song- Bread and Better & where you are ft Blue*3

2011-Best East African song- heart attack and vuvuzela

Channel O Music Awards

2011: Most gifted East African video- this is how we do it ft Keko

Buzz Teeniez awards Uganda

2010- Hottest duo

2011- Hottest collabo Mr.DJ ft. Swangz Avenue

 

Nominated

2010- Tanzania music wards – best East African song: Bread and Butter

2011- Tanzania music awards – best East African song: Vuvuzela

2013- BET music awards, best international actor Africa.

 

Assets, Relationship and family

Radio is survived by two kids who were fruits from his relationship with former Blue*3 songstress, Lillian Mbabazi before their breakup.

Radio had numerous assets including his still- under- construction beach house in Entebbe which he had gone to inspect before leaving for De Bar on the fateful night that resulted into his death.

It’s alleged that the deceased engaged into a fight with the owner of the bar when he poured whisky on him forcing the latter’s friend to beat up Radio breaking his neck and skull.

He was rushed to Nsambya hospital from where he was taken to Case hospital on life support where he died from.

Radio’s body will be laid to rest in Kanga, Entebbe Wakiso on 2nd February.

May his soul rest in peace

By Agnes Tumuheire

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