Nanga Legend Ogwang Clipper Is Dead
Renowned Nanga legend Ogwang Clipper is dead. Clipper, as he was popularly known, breathed his last at Gulu Referral hospital where he had been hospitalized from long-running chronic illnesses. He was 84. He had been admitted at the health facility two weeks ago.
Patrick Lamot, a relative to the deceased confirmed his death. According to Lamot, Clipper was born on January 19, 1939. He had battled diabetes and high blood pressure for the last five years. The condition had taken a toll on him and was blind at the time of death. His health condition is said to have deteriorated last week.
According to close family members, his body has been picked and taken to Gulu Military Hospital in Gulu City as plan transport his remains to his ancestral home is underway.
He hails from Lira Palwo Sub County in Agago District, northern Uganda. He composed and sung many beautiful songs about his ancestral home.
Clipper, arguably the most talented and popular of the older generation of Nanga singers and composers, was arguably the most popular of his generation in northern Uganda.
By his account, Clipper had composed close to 400 songs.