While fans of this song have been jamming to it since late May this year, I’m a bit late on it, having only listened to it this past weekend. I have to admit that this is one of the most amazing music discoveries that I have made recently. Truth is, I always had “Biri Biri” popping up and being suggested on my playlist but for some reason, I’m always skipping it. Then last weekend happened. On my way back home after such a long day, the song came on and I was so mad at myself for not having paid attention to it earlier. It was love at the first listen. Although I was thrown into a roller coaster of emotions as I progressed through the song.
First I was amazed at how beautiful the song was. Then I was whipping uncontrollably because I thought it was Mowzey Radio and was pondering on the huge loss the music industry was at after his death. But even with all that, (you’ll be proud!) I still remembered to Shazam the song so that I could get the title………..People! I was crying for King Saha and not Mowzey Radio!
I have a friend that is really into King Saha’s music. Has been since I knew her in 2011. For me, I did not pay much attention to him until I heard this song. King Saha has such a distinct voice that’s hard to miss and mimic, with so much soul in it, which are traits he shares with the late Radio. I have read through the comments on the “Biri Biri” song and people say that he’s the only vocalist in Uganda that can take Radio’s place. I strongly disagree.
There has been and can only be one Mowzey Radio. Just like there can only be one King Saha. I’d really hate it if music lovers and fans of the late Radio would put pressure on King Saha to take up the late’s place in the music industry, making him forget to be himself. Boxing him in such a way that he fails to explore the potential within him and experiment with his sound as he tries to fill up the late’s shoes and therefore walking along the late’s path and not his own.
King Saha has such great potential. “Alina potential” as Radio would sing. But let’s allow to him walk his own path and use his individuality to contribute something different to the music industry, other than what Radio already contributed. That’s how we honor Mowzey’s legacy and realize his vision for the music industry. King Saha can get inspiration from Radio, pick a few lessons from him, but BE King Saha. That’s all.
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