The loss of Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo, famously known as Mowzey Radio, robbed the music industry of a true legend. Ykee Benda gave his account on what plans he had with the fallen singer.

Goodlyfe singer Mowzey Radio died on February 1st 2018 after sustaining head injuries following an alleged bar brawl at De Bar in Entebbe.

Radio’s death not only robbed the industry of such a talented singer and songwriter but also Ykee Benda’s dreams of recording an album with the melodious singer.

Having joined the industry just over two years ago, Ykee Benda has done exceptionally well to become such a huge star in the very competitive music industry.

Ykee Benda

One of the people he attributes his success to is his inspiration Mowzey Radio who became a gem in music while Ykee was still a senior four student.

The Singa singer vividly remembers meeting Radio when he was still a child and how his music changed his perception about Luganda music.

I used to listen much to Western music and I wasn’t a fan of music sang in Luganda until I heard Moses Radio’s songs. His music was so sweet, it blew me away.

Ykee Benda

He reveals that he has since listened to Radio’s music and he refers to him as his mentor because he helped him mature musically.

The news of Radio’s death was gutting and it took away a man who Ykee had idolized and planned to record music with.

Moses was so special to me. I was extremely broken by the news of his death. I spent that whole day in bed, I cried a lot.

Despite having been presented with several opportunities to sing with the Goodlyfe singer, however, was afraid of taking them because he thought he would fail to bring out his best in with his idol.

I had so many opportunities to sing with Radio but I didn’t take them because I thought I would freeze in studio. I had never been in a room with him. The love was too much. Had he still been alive, I would have loved to record an entire album with him just for my own listening pleasure.

Ykee Benda will hold his maiden concert on Friday 29th March. We anticipate a session for the fallen singer.

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Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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