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Commotion at Mowzey Funeral

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Today, fallen singer, Moses Ssekibogo alias Mowzey Radio was laid to rest in Nakawuku, on Kampala-Entebbe road.

Commotion rocked the burial place for the loved vocalist leaving some people with injuries.

The commotion started when money was thrown into the grave. Some of the mourners tried to snatch the money which was being thrown.

At this point police officers tried to contain the situation but some were beaten by unknown goons.

One Police officer with a gun was beaten to a point that he couldn’t tell what was going on and he fainted.

On rising from the ground, the police officer picked his gun, staggered and supported himself on a motorcycle which had been parked nearby.

Mourners run in all directions trampling on others leaving some injured.

What also looked like the notorious Kifeesi gang swang into action beating up unsuspecting mourners and stealing their belongings including wallets and phones among others.

The chaos went on for some time till people scattered in different directions before calm was restored.

Mowzey who died in the early morning hours of 1st February 2018 has left many in tears. Following his death at Case Hospital in Kampala, his body was taken to the city mortuary for postmortem on the same day. He was then taken to his home at Neverland Makindye for Vigil. The next day Mass was held at Rubaga Cathedral and Radio’s body was taken to Kololo Independence grounds for public viewing. Here a whole night of a tribute concert took place as several artistes and fans paid respects to the fallen singer. He was laid to rest at his family home today.

We will keep you posted.

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Uninvited Bobi Wine turns up at Chameleone Saba Saba concert

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The recently concluded Chameleone Legend Saba Saba concert attracted masses from all corners in and around town and it is not surprising that fellow artiste Bobi Wine who was not expected turned up to witness the much anticipated concert.Bobi Wine arrived at about 10:30PM in company of about 15 other people and made his way to the VIP section. Chameleone who was on stage at first ignored him and continued his performance to another three songs before thanking Bobi Wine for unexpectedly showing up. “Thank you Bobi Wine for turning up.” Chameleone then asked all people wearing red beret to put them off as he invited Bobi Wine on stage. “This is not a political show and all people wearing Red beret kindly remove them for the moment”Chameleone requested.Bobi Wine then stepped on stage and the pair mocked each other about their past which was full of fist fights but above all congratulated eachother for building and sustaining the music industry thus far. “You put about 1000 bricks on this mighty wall of Ugandan music industry” Chameleone praised Bobi Wine.Bobi Wine then perfomed his Kyarenga alongside Chameleone. A playful Chameleone mocked Bobi Wine by removing his red beret off his head” they played about.

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Female Ugandan writer wins big at International Literature Awards

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Female Ugandan writer, Harriet Anena won big yesterday after walking away with the Wole Soyinka prize for Literature at the Monson centre, Onikan in Lagos Nigeria.

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Established by the Luminor foundation in honor of Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in literature, Wole Soyinka, the Pan African writing prize worth 10,000 USD is awarded every two years to the best literary works produced by an African.

Ms.Anena won the award jointly with Professor Tanure Ojaide,a Nigerian writer who authored “Songs of myself” while Harriet Anena on the other hand authored, “ A nation in Labour,” a collection of poems that talk about Uganda being entangled in a political conflict since independence causing the citizens “labour pains.”She also explores her encounter as a child during the LRA insurgency war.

“Super happy to be the joint winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa 2018, for my book, “A Nation In Labour” she tweeted

A total of 110 submissions were submitted from over 11 countries in Africa.

Congratulations Harriet!

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Ykee Benda to compile list of “worst” Songs produced this year

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As the year comes to an end, people usually make a review of how it has unfolded in terms of their specific areas of life.

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Last year, musician Bebe Cool came under fire for writing a list of his favorite top artists and songs,a list that left very many disgruntled as their favorite artists were left out, while others complained that some acts that made his list were not deserving.

Looks like Ykee Benda is picking a leaf from Bebe, only this time, he will be compiling a list of the bad songs, call them not so nice songs that were produced this year.

“Am making a list of all the bad songs this year …wait for it…bad I mean not nice songs!”

Like he has asked us to be patient, we shall do just that and keep you posted on which artist makes this ‘not so good’ list.

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