By Jariat Nakitende
News of Dizzy Nuts Galiwango’s death shocked Ugandans Monday and many are still reeling from that unfortunate incident.
Dizzy Nuts died on spot after a freak accident opposite Kireka’s Victoria bar in which three others were injured and singer Bebe Cool shaken.
Galiwango, commonly known as Dizzy Nuts is one of those rare breeds of hard core Dancehall Reggae artistes Uganda has ever been blessed and fellow musicians and celebrities from Kampala and abroad, extolled the guttural voice of one of the best dancehall musicians.
Following his death, celebrities and fellow musicians have singled him out as an exceptional talent who never lived to see the fruits of his immense talent.
U.K based dance hall singer Gento Jamal, was among those who started a fundraiser drive in the diaspora to care for the deceased’s three orphans.
He wrote: “It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Oscar Mubuuke Dizzy Nuts, who has left behind 3 Children. We as friends in Diaspora therefore kindly appeal to anybody who wish to send condolences for the bereaved family, to send on his Daddy’s number +256772414436 Mobile money. In the names of Simon Mubuuke.. Any penny counts. Rest in Peace Dizzy,”
“My day 1 man Rasta. It’s a pity you had to go out like that. I remember way back in Kireka hills daily rehearsal as I tried to become a rapper. You, Kenny 40 Barrels and Jay Juice plus the entire African Legends crew believed in my dream. I let y’all down. Got caught up with life and quit the game. Glad you got to make a name out of it all. Albeit short-lived. May Jah receive you with open arms.” eulogized Samson Baranga a friend to Dizzy Nuts.
“Its a double tragedy for the Ugandan entertainment industry! It is sad that we’ve lost my soldier dizzy nuts galiwango whose life was ended by a reckless driver in Kireka last nite,I remember meeting dizzy nuts two months ago in Kireka when he stopped me and said “senior jaja Calvin next year ndeeta omuziki ebintu tebibadebyangu and I said I will be waiting topowa” unfortunately his life has been cut short,dizzy was a very calm Rasta with a unique Voice.may u rest in eternal peace.” Calvin de entertainer wrote.
The fallen artist rise to stardom after he featured in the famous “Fire burn dem” hit song with Gagamel boss Bebecool who took him in after he (Dizzy Nuts) had fallen out with fire base management led by the now famous honourable Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi wine and he also happened to share stage with popular Jamaican artiste Elephant man where he managed to stage an impressive performance.