Talk about an everlasting legacy. Mowzey Radio’s music is bound to live on after Coke Studio Africa organizers bought the rights to Radio and Weasel songs with plans of being redone by top African artistes.
Having given us multiple hit songs for over a decade, one of Africa’s greatest duo Radio and Weasel unfortunately lost the lead singer Mowzey Radio on February 1st 2018 after a bar brawl.
With his death, many critics argued that his music was bound to also die out citing a lack of professionalism in the systems of music compilation, copyright, and lack of professionalism that would see Radio’s unreleased music being sold off to other bidders.
We witnessed a few of the cases where Radio’s music was misused and now Coke Studio Africa is coming in to rescue the day, at least, by buying rights to the duo’s music with intentions of having it redone by some of Africa’s music icons.
Ten songs will be shared amongst singers like Mr Eazi, Efya, Diamond Platnumz, Davido, Flavour, and others. This is all in tribute to the late singer’s contribution to Africa’s music industry.
It should be remembered that in May 2018, Radio and Weasel through Katende, Ssempebwa & Co. Advocates put in writing a formal statement restricting any other form of reproduction of Radio’s music.
This was after a couple of artistes had released various songs as tributes to the fallen Goodlyfe singer.
With these rights now being sold off to Coke Studio for such intentions, it seems like a step in the right direction towards keeping Radio’s legacy alive.