Moses Ochie, the one half of veteran Nigerian pop duo, Fellyx n’ Mozzyx, is dead. He died on Saturday night.
According to The Sun, Moses died on the night of Saturday, June 16, 2018.
He was reportedly diagnosed with the ailment on Christmas day in 2011. He was preparing for a kidney transplant and hip bone replacement surgery before his death
His death his coming just a week after another veteran musician Ras Kimono also passed on after he complained of feeling down.
His death was confirmed by the board and management of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) who described him as a very talented and committed member of the society.
Moses has had a long battle with Kidney disease. In a 2011 interview, he detailed how he knew he was suffering from the ailment.
“My body started to swell up initially and I thought I was getting fat, but later discovered that it was not normal.
Then, when I pressed my body, it was like a loaf of bread soaked in water.
About two years ago. I was first admitted to a Lagos hospital from where I was transferred to another to get life support.
So, while that was going on, I knew that I would need a kidney transplant. At that point I remembered the late Steve Kadri as I didn’t have that kind of money because I have a wife and two children and I was an employee,” he told PM News.
His ex-bandmate and partner, Felix Eiremiokhae, also took to Facebook to pay his last respects.
He wrote, “So sad but with thankfulness to God for the life, he gave to our brother, Moses. It was a seven-year battle with kidney issues and for seven years he fought both here in Nigeria and in India where he successfully did a transplant which later failed with complications and he fought to the last day. In 1991, he sang “I wanna be free”, wanting to be free and today, he is free from all the troubles of this sinful world. RIP Moses (FELLYX & MOZZYX) the late 80’s/90’s pop musical group. I believe the angels are smiling welcoming you home with open arms.”