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A look back at Radio’s impact on Ugandan music.

On the 1st of February, while the world ushers in a month of love, Ugandan music lovers somberly mark the anniversary of the passing of Mowzey Radio, one of the strongest pillars the Ugandan music industry has ever had.
Mowzey Radio, known for his exceptional talent as both a vocalist and a lyricist, mesmerized audiences with his philosophy and melodies. Alongside his singing associate Weasel, the dynamic duo elevated the quality of Ugandan music videos to international standards, collaborating with top-notch directors both locally and internationally.
Their videos, including “Fantastic,” “Talk, and Talk,” and “Can’t Let You Go,” garnered attention and set new benchmarks for the industry.
In 2013, Radio and Weasel made history as the first East African musical act to be nominated for the BET Awards. This recognition not only showcased their outstanding work but also set the Ugandan music industry apart from its East African counterparts.
Radio’s exceptional talent attracted collaborations with stars locally, regionally, continentally, and internationally. Notable among them was his collaboration with Wizkid during an exclusive concert in Uganda, solidifying Radio’s reputation as a magnet for star power.
The late crooner was a constant representative of Uganda on the international stage, participating in platforms such as Coke Studio, continental shows, his BET Award nomination, and interviews on international platforms like Voice of America.