- Godfrey Jemba Matte introduced the music video Tusimbudde in a hilarious announcement just before the artiste began singing
- The man can be heard speaking in his local language as he uttered the words "the big boys" a couple of times
- The artiste, Gravity Omutujju, was honest enough to mention that he jumped on Jemba's fame, and it worked
Ugandan viral burial announcer Godfrey Jemba Matte has been featured in a music video.
The old man became famous after his photo reading out a report at a burial, with a microphone and a huge pile of papers in his hands, went viral on social media months ago.
The fame has seen him appear at several burials to do the same job with little pay, and he recently upgraded to video vixen status.
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This is after he featured in a music video for the song Tusimbudde by Ugandan artiste Gravity Omutujju.
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The song, which premiered a couple of days back, starts with Jemba reading some news to an eager crowd regarding the song as he mentioned "the big boys" several times.
He finishes by raising his hands and shouts "tusimbudde", with the others joining in just as the music starts playing.
The hit by Gravity has a lot of dancing and funny scenes in it, with the singer asking people to "simbudde."
In a recent interview, Gravity was quick to accept that he did ride on Jemba's fame and that it did work.
"I looked for Godfrey Jemba to feature in my video ‘Tusimbude’ because I wanted a character that’d push the song. It’s true I jumped on his fame and it worked for me," he said according to NBS TV.
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Does not charge the bereaved
In a past interview with NTV, the father of 11 disclosed that he does not charge the bereaved for announcing the news at their burial but just asks for a bottle of water.
However, that 'bottle of water' depends on how he performs and doesn't cost a lot.
He also does not own a cell phone, and those who want to reach him for his services can do so through his wife or announce it on the radio so that he knows.
Surprise as corpse disappears from mortuary
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a burial ceremony was called off after the corpse of the deceased was nowhere to be found in a mortuary.
Relations of the deceased said the corpse given to them by the morticians in the mortuary was a different one.
The situation made her family members stunned and dejected in Afikpo South local government area of Ebonyi state.