Ugandan music artiste Weasel is still picking up the pieces following the passing of his music twin Mowzey Radio in February this year.
Weasel, who is in Kenya for Coke Studio Africa 2019, said it was hard losing Radio but he is still going strong.
“I accepted what happened and am back in the studio recording to prove to the world that I can still go on,” Weasel told Adelle on Kiss FM.
“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,” he said.
Weasel, who is Jose Chameleon’s younger brother, said that he had to stop going out when Radio died.
“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.”
The musician also opened up about his regrets and the lessons he picked up on treasuring friends.
“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,” said Weasel.
“Sometimes I would take life as just normal and would even travel without telling him where I was and he would complain.”
Weasel added that Radio’s death unified Ugandan artistes who had been beefing.
“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 realised the importance of being united. That was a positive thing that happened,” he said.
One highlight that puts a smile on his face when he remembers Radio is when they received their first payment of USh1 million after their first hit song, ‘Nakudata’.
Weasel also revealed that he will pay a tribute to Radio with other singers on Coke Studio 2019.
“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,” he said.
He is also working on a new album that has 15 songs, as well as Radio’s album, which he left unfinished.