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Ugandans Mourn Untimely Death of Popular Musician Mowzey Radio

The musician passed away this morning, due to injuries sustained in a brawl fight.

One of Uganda's most popular contemporary musicians Mowzey Radio, one half of the Goodlyfe Crew, passed away this morning following a bar fight, reports BBC Africa. He was 33.


The artists, born Moses Ssekibogo, was in the hospital for two weeks receiving treatment for injuries he sustained after a brawl in Entebbe on January 22. Several of his supporters visited the clinic upon hearing the news of his death.

There was an outpouring of public support for the musician's recovery. Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, donated $8,300 towards his treatment, but despite reports that Ssekibogo had come out of a coma, his condition ultimately worsened.

It's apparent that the artist touched many. Several fans and fellow musicians are mourning the artists death, sharing heartfelt tributes on social media and offering condolences to his family and fellow group member Weasel.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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