Ugandan rapper, Moses Nsubuga better known as Supercharger has confirmed that when he tested positive 25 years ago, his family dug his grave. According to Nsubuga, he was not only betrayed by his eight-year – old wife, but his father also dug a grave, ready to inter him.
Nsubuga, who’s also a radio host, said he didn’t heed to his wife’s warnings to avoid reckless behavior. The couple then took an HIV test together in 1994 and while his wife tested negative, he was not so lucky.
Soon after the test results were revealed, Moses Nsubuga’s wife excused herself to visit the washrooms and never came back.
“The mother of my children left me at the test centre,” he previously told Ugandan news.
Four years later, after failing to adhere to the prescription of an antiretroviral treatment, the musician became very ill. “I wasn’t used to swallowing drugs every day and they were too expensive on top of that, “he told the World Health Organisation.
“I was about to die. My relatives gathered at my aunt’s home in Entebbe. They had laid me on the mat. They started planning. They wondered if I died, who had Ush1.5 million to take my body to Kitalaganya. The wise thing was to put me on the bus before I die.”
His constant vomiting ended their bus journey as other passengers were not comfortable and eventually, with the help of a Good Samaritan, they were taken to their home village in Kitalaganya, central Uganda.
On the drive home, his aunts briefly stopped the journey to purchase materials for his burial.
“They bought cement, one iron sheet and backcloth which they would use on my grave. We then continued. They monitored me every day but I didn’t die,” Nsubuga said.
Since then things have turned around for the better for the singer who was rescued by an ex-parliamentarian and taken him to Kampala for care after learning of his travails
The singer has since released “Say No to Resistance,” a song in which he urges people living with HIV to stick to antiretroviral drugs.