He was a humble and hard working Photographer who did his work with passion and dedication. He always put attention to detail in his work and was described by colleagues and people he has worked with as ‘down to earth and thorough’
The now departed celebrated photojournalist Godfrey Male will be laid to rest tomorrow in his ancestral home in Masaka. Although details of burial programs are scanty, a colleague who is in touch with the deceased’s family says he will be buried tomorrow at Kibale village Masaka District branching off Kaboyo Primary school. Burial is expected to take place at 2:00PM
Male who was in his early 40’s passed on early today Wednesday September 24th at Mulago Referral Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition after a long illness. He was just transferred from the Joint Research Center in Lubowa where he had undergone treatment sometime last week.
He worked as a photographer specializing in coverin the arts and social events in many publications and media houses like the then famed Spice Magazine, Chic Magazine and as a free lancer for many media houses including your favorite Chano8 Magazine before joining the Namanve based Pepper Publications where he worked until his sad demise.
Many Celebrities, clients and colleagues with whom he has worked, have poured their tributes on social media led by their former employers Red Pepper.
“Heartbreaking: #RedPepper Announces the Death of their Employee Godfrey Male
We cannot say, and We will not say that he is dead. He is just away.
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand, he has wandered into an unknown land and left us dreaming how very fair it needs must be, since he lingers there.
And you—oh you, who the wildest yearn for an old-time step, and the glad return,think of him faring on, as dear in the love of there as the love of Here.
Think of him still as the same. We say, He is not dead—he is just away. Godfrey Male, May your Soul Rest In Peace.
Burial Arrangements will be announced later.”
Sad. I hope you left your body of photographic work dating back to the mid-90s in safe hands. You sure documented the social scene with unbridled passion! Fare thee well friend….
Jacobs Seaman Odongo:
“Where would Red Pepper be without Godfrey Male? Don’t get me wrong, but the late fought a good battle for the Mighty Taboid. RIP Male.”
Pherrie Kim Lubs
“I was told just last week that hé was at Mulago, was just thinkin of going to see him….oh dear, RIP. The media fraternity will definitely miss you Godfrey Male.Rest in Peace our dear brother”.
“Nothing we, your friends and colleagues could have done, that we didn’t do, to see you through your recovery. But God has chosen to the contrary. RIP Godfrey Male. My sincere thanks go to the Honorable Couple of Namaganda Susan and Mukasa Fred Mbidde Esq who helped with Shs300k and Ndugu Joseph Masembe (Shs200k) in your evening days at Lubowa. Other friends Sheila Tiara, Kakumirizi Cranes Michael, Chief St. Muhereza Kyamutetera and others, who helped in soliciting for medical treatment, keep the spirit. Rest in eternal peace Ndugu.”
“The Uganda photojournalism fraternity is less by one photographer today. The little known though senior photojournalist Godfrey Male of the Red Pepper publication is gone. RIP Male, the road you have taken is for us all only that you have departed earlier. May Allah grant you a wonderful eternal life. RIP.”
“Rest in peace Godfrey Male.
You were the first photographer in Uganda who took pictures of me and had them in a magazine. You saw the talent in me and followed me every step of my journey. I was humbled to work with you .yes the media houses in Uganda have lost a man dedicated to his work in no matter what circumstances.
May God grant you eternal peace. Rest peacefully my friend .My condolences go to his beloved family.#kitalo nyo.”
“He took my spice magazine pics way back in jinja in 1997 and continued covering all my events 10 years later when I became ‘famous’ very humble guy who said less but loved his work behind the lens. I will forever miss you. Rest in peace bro”
“REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND GODFREY MALE. YOU PLAYED YOUR PART WITH A DISTINCTION. WHAT A WARRIOR!”