Singer Weasel Manizo of the Goodlyfe has given yet another moving tribute to his deceased singing partner, Mowzey Radio, saying that he has now got used to the fact that he is gone and has opted to move on.
The two had taken the entertainment scene by storm since their maiden super hit, ‘Nakudata’ until when Ssekibogo Moses alias Radio as he was famously known, died.
The gifted slim singer met his death in one of the most tragic stories that have marred Uganda’s entertainment industry after he succumbed to head injuries sustained during a bar brawl.
Mowzey Radio was assaulted by a one Troy at De Bar, a popular hangout in Entebbe. The singer was rushed to Case Clinic where his met his creator in 1st February 2018, after days on life support.
Weasel, his singing partner for almost one and a half decades was visibly shaken and so heartbroken by the loss and many predicted that the tragic blow might force him to quit music.
However, the junior Mayanja had to soldier on and has already belted out hits with several artistes such as King Saha, Pallaso, Spice Diana, and has also done solo projects.
While in Kenya for the Coke Studio 2019, Weasel opened up to Kiss Fm’s Adelle Onyango about the tragic incident and how he has fared since the demise of his gifted singing partner.
Weasel admitted having been shaken after Radio’s death but added that he has stopped living in denial and has come to admit that Radio is long gone and has chosen to look to the future with optimism;
“Radio and I started as friends and later became brothers. He knew what I liked and what I did not like. So losing someone like him was so hard for me. I accepted what happened and am back in the studio recording to prove to the world that I can still go on.”
The Goodlyfe star also revealed that although he has chosen to move on, it was very painful for him to perform the music they had done together or even listening to it. This, he says, forced him to stop going to happening places where their music would always be played;
“It was hard to listen to songs we had done together. Everywhere I would go they would play our songs, and that would really hurt me.”
Weasel also revealed that he cherishes the good moments that they had together and wishes to have them back. In the same regard, he said he has regrets over how he took the fallen singer for granted when he was still alive and says that he has learnt to appreciate people better;
“The biggest lesson I learnt after losing Radio was treasure your friends and be good because they might go forever. I regret those times he would complain that I was not picking his calls when he was still alive. Sometimes I would take life as just normal and would even travel without telling him where I was and he would complain.”
The singer adds that the death of Radio has acted as a lesson to fellow artistes and has triggered unity in the volatile music industry, saying artistes have of late been appreciating one another and uniting. He says this was only possible after the death of his comrade;
“When radio was alive, artistes were fighting each other. But when he died, they all tried to come together and they no longer fight because most of them realized the importance of being united. That was a positive thing that happened.”
Weasel also shared about how he feels being at coke Studio for the second time, albeit, alone;
“It is my second time to be on Coke Studio. This time teaming up with other artistes and paying tribute to the fallen soldiers like Radio and other stars.”
The hoarse voiced singer also revealed that he is currently working on his 15 track album as well as Radio’s album which he left unfinished.