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Northern Uganda music star Beniman succumbs to cancer

Deceased. Bernard Ogwang aka Beniman. PHOTOS | COURTESY

Northern Uganda music star, Bernard Ogwang aka Beniman, is dead. The deceased, also known by his stage name as Muzee B 2 Stars, passed on Wednesday morning following months of battling cancer, at Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala.

However, while preparations for his sendoff are underway, many people in the northern region of Uganda are wondering why he didn’t get any help from fellow artistes, fans and friends when he badly needed it.

And now, condolence messages like “our legend rest in peace till we meet again, so sad, we shall miss you….” are now flooding social media.

Many people have now took to social media to speak their minds out. For instance, a Facebook user Ogoga John said: “I really wish you had shown such solidarity when he was still alive. This clearly shows how bad we are as Langi. For the few times I managed to visit him, I saw many from Gulu and some other parts. Let’s learn to support our people at the time they need us most.”

Okello Geoffrey said: “Human beings tend to show their love, care and solidarity when someone is dead than when he or she is alive. But RIP brother until our souls also depart from this earth.”

Briefly about Beniman

He was born in Oyam District. He worked at various radio stations in Lira before opting out to pursue his music career.

He later relocated to Gulu to advance his music career and later to Kampala, where he was working on different music projects

He succumbed to penile cancer from National Cancer Institute at Mulago Hospital on Wednesday at around 6.13am.

Burial program

Beniman’s body will be transported to Lira Thursday and the viewing will be at Lira Primary School playgrounds, Lira city later in the day.

The mass will be held at Lira Cathedral Church on Friday at 10am, and at about 2pm the body will be transported to his ancestral home in Ngai Sub County, Oyam District.  Burial will take place on Saturday at 10am.

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