Enraged Ugandan music fans have taken time out over the last few days to demand for justice after the recent unfortunate passing of half of the Goodlyfe duo, Mowzey Radio.
The celebrated vocalist succumbed to brain injuries suffered from an alleged fight in an Entebbe bar, “De Bar”, on the morning of 22nd January, 2018, similar circumstances that led to the death of another local musician, AK47, on March 16th, 2017.
With AK47’s killers having never been brought to book to-date, many artistes have expressed fear over their own lives, prompting a movement from Kamie Jimmie King, an artiste & former kids’ show presenter on UBC TV now residing in Sweden, to have fans of Ugandan music post messages with the hashtag, #WhoKilledMozeRadio, in a bid to push for accountability from the Ugandan leadership about the rising number of similar deaths.
In his Facebook post, put up on Sunday, the 5th of February, 2018 at about 0100hrs EAT, Kamie urges the Ugandan Facebook community to put up these posts every 1st of the month, seeing as this is the day Mowzey Radio succumbed to his injuries.
Coincidentally, 1st February would have also been the birthday of fallen music producer, Danz Ku Mapeesa, who died on 7th October, 2017, after succumbing to similar injuries forced unto him by unknown iron-bar hitmen! He’d been hospitalized for about 4 months. His killers were also never brought to book.
Kamie Jimmie King, a.k.a Kamie Gold’s post had many Goodlyfe Music fans react. It remains to be seen if the campaign will be put in action on 1st March, 2018, and if it is, for how long it will hold before Mowzey Radio’s alleged killer is brought to book.
Radio was laid to rest on Saturday 4th February, 2018 in Kagga-Nakawuka on land where he’d just set up his mother, much to the dismay of his paternal family.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.