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BACK TO STAGE WITH GOODLIFE RADIO&WEASEL

From Obudde, Fitting and Ba Customer this year, to the 2012 crossovers such as Can’t Let You Go and Fantastic, it is clear that Mowzey Radio and Weasel are set to regain their position at the top of the Ugandan music industry.

On February 22, the Goodlyfe duo added the role of TV presenters to their CV when they sat in for Douglas Lwanga on his famous Katogo music show on Record TV. The Observer caught up with the two backstage before they hit the lights and camera for the show. According to Bushington, their manager and producer for the day, the show was a way of connecting to fans directly.

“[Our fans] have those burning questions; they want to hang out with us and today, they have us for two hours,” said Bushington.

During the show, the duo did a countdown of their top ten songs by other artistes and it was intense as Facebook followers speculated over Bebe Cool’s or Jose Chameleone’s possible appearance on that list. Radio preached perseverance to upcoming artistes such as Khalifa, Gravity Omutujju, and Rema, among others.

As you can imagine, the show couldn’t go down without controversy; the boys used the platform to hit at their enemies, causing a storm on the Katogo fan page as Goodlyfe and rival fans traded insults. Off camera, Radio and Weasel danced to all the songs they played; they even tried out rival Chameleone’s Badilisha dance, when the video was playing.

The show turned out to be one of the most successful since Katogo’s premiere back in 2009, attracting many calls from fans, producers and artistes trying to talk to the Nakudata singers.

“The phone lines have never been this crazy. We made sure no video would be played for more than two minutes,” said an overwhelmed Douglas.

After playing TV hosts, the boys rushed to club Venom to premiere their video, Magnetic. It is good on colour and just like Fantastic and Can’t Let You Go, it is spot on as far as editing, lighting and production go. The video features a number of prominent models and singer Sheebah.

Magnetic was produced by Kenya’s Razor Wire, directed by Andrew Macharia and co-produced by Ph-Ny. Andrew Macharia is the director behind Camp Mulla’s Fresh All Day, Sauti Sol’s Money Lover and Keko’s Make You Dance. He has also worked with bigger names such as Akon, Young Jeezy and Frankie J, among others.

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