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Why Ugandan singer Weasel regrets being alive

A friend of Ugandan singer Weasel Manizo, real name Douglas Mayanja, alleges the singer regrets being alive.

Catherine Kusasira, a former Golden production band singer, said Weasel said this after his singing counterpart Mowzey Radio passed on.

“One day Weasel told me that he regrets why he is still living,” she said in an interview on NTV Uganda.

Kusasira said that the artiste opened up about this a year ago.

Weasel together with the late Mowzey radio formed a much-celebrated group dubbed ‘Radio & Weasel.’

Radio died hours after Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni donated about Sh900,000 towards his medical bills back in 2018.

The Afrobeats star was being treated in hospital for head injuries he sustained in a brawl 10 days before his demise.

The singer was allegedly beaten into a coma at a popular hang-out spot in Entebbe town, south of the capital Kampala in a fight over drinks.

At the time, the police announced the arrest of the main suspect in Radio’s death.  He has since been charged in court and found guilty of man slaughter.

Before Radio’s death, the duo released a couple of hit songs among them Bread And Butter, Magnetic, and Romantic Call.

Radio’s first steps into the spotlight came as a backing singer for Joseph Mayanja – better known to his fans as Jose Chameleone.

But in 2008, Radio split with Chameleone to form the Goodlyfe Crew with Douglas Mayanja, the younger brother of the famed singer, before creating their own duo.

The richness of Radio’s voice and the depth of his lyrics moved many Ugandans.

His songs were constantly played both on the airwaves and in Uganda’s vibrant nightclubs throughout the decade since his debut into the music scene.

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