On Monday last week, social media in Uganda was lit after images of former RadioCity 97FM and NTV presenter, Davis Lwanga a.k.a. Dave Dash running around naked made rounds. Dave Dash is said to have gone bonkers after an illicit drug overdose.
Good enough for the dreadlocked former radio and TV man, his family was quick to jump in and he was checked into Butabika National Referral Hospital the following day.
At the hospital, a friend who had been to the mental facility before, Kennedy Zziwa of Hair By Zziwa paid Dave Dash a visit and in a Facebook post, Zziwa recaps his visit and chat with Dave Dash.
According to a September 21st 2017 Facebook post on Zziwa’s timeline, Dave Dash says he’s proud of himself that he wasn’t dragged to the mental facility but rather checked in on his own accord.
“Dave has checked into rehab and I am so excited to have met him this morning. He looks very much in shape and enthusiastic. I asked him how he feels being here and his response was simple. ‘Proud. I am proud of myself, mostly because I wasn’t forced to come.’ I told him of how his ‘soldier’ has become famous on the internet and he laughed about it.” read the 12:44pm post in part.
“His reason for his meltdown is that he was depressed after working for many days without getting adequate rest. My favorite part talking to him was when he vowed; ‘I am never going to use again. Never.’ Dave now understands the risks of using and that’s the first step towards healing.”
Our prayers for a complete healing are the best we can offer at this time. Get well Dave Dash.
In a related development, a Kampala blog, Howwe.biz reports that the person alleged to have supplied the illicit drugs to Dave Dash has been identified. The man, the blog reports, is a Nigerian national with businesses in Uganda that he uses as a shadow for his drug trade. The man is identified as John Isokepehi a.k.a. Striker and is said to be behind music promotion group, Striker Entertainment.
Striker Entertainment is the label behind rapper Big Trill and SK Mbuga’s on-an-off lover, Leila Kayondo. Dave Dash we are told has until recently been the music label’s mouthpiece.