Editor’s note: Ugandan music icon Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo, popularly known as Mowzey Radio, passed away on February 1, 2018. He was one half of the dynamic Ugandan singing duo Radio and Weasel, and prior to his death he was one of the most well known Ugandan artistes on the continent. As part of activities to commemorate the second anniversary of his passing we shall feature stories, poems and performances reflecting the impact he had on a young generation of Ugandans. 

I switch on my radio

The tunes played are so slow

My spirits are damp and low

Tempestuous emotions in me flow

My dream last night was horrible

Something must be wrong at Case hospital

 

“breaking news”

Warns the radio

It’s sad news about Moses Ssekibogo

Little did I know,

It’s Mowzey Radio

After a ten days protracted battle

He loses it all at a moment final

It is the way for us all we must go!

 

Only if he had avoided that brawl

Better even done away with the bottle

That undoer of men since time immemorial

That liquid…

The essence of trouble

Rest in Power Radio

Be strong Weasel

Rich buoy… you’re irreplaceable

© Nanda Kizito

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