By Ivan Mwine
Tycoon Gordon Wavamunno’s son businessman Elvis Ssekyanzi, who was last month jailed over failure to service multimillion debts but later bailed out, has been hit a huge blow, following the demise of his side-dish and baby mama Tyra Macrine, who was popularly known as Tyra Mac.
According to close friends, Tyra Mac, who has been battling kidney failure, passed away on Thursday night at Mulago Hospital, where she had been bedridden for some time.
Tyra Mac’s demise was first announced by her former workmate and pal Lindah Lisa Mukasa Charania, with whom she used to work at Ssekyanzi’s defunct Club Silk, who wrote on social media thus; “
“It’s really sad guys, I don’t have any details yet besides being told she has been in Mulago for a while and cause of death is kidney failure. Once I get vigil n burial details , I’ll still share here. It’s really sad . May Macrine’s soul Rest In Peace.”
Shortly thereafter, city events promoter Balaam Barugahare also wrote on his Facebook platform thus;
“Mr. Elvis Ssekyanzi On behalf of all Friends regrets to Announce the untimely death of one of our Close friends Maclean Tyra formally of Obsession Music & Dance Group. We shall have one sendoff meeting today at Eureka Hotel Ntinda at 3pm Kindly join us. May her soul Rest In Peace.”
Tyra Mac, who was formerly a member of the defunct Obsessions group, made herself a name during the time she was performing with a dance group that was known as Infinity Dancers, which has since gone into oblivion.
Infinity Dancers used to perform at Club Silk for a long time until it went into oblivion but by then Tyra Mac and Ssekyanzi were so deeply into each other so much so that not even the collapse of Club Silk could end what they had going between them.
It is said that matters between Ssekyanzi and Tyra Mac took a different twist after she produced a daughter for him, yet he had all along produced sons with other women.
Tyra Mac, who was a mere dancer, became a very special person in the Wavamunno family after she produced a daughter to the extent that Ssekyanzi gave her a house in Ntinda and even started up a kindergarten known as T-Mac Kindergarten And Day Care Centre for her, such that she could earn a living.
Having a kindergarten made Tyra Mac get known to several people in Nalya and surrounding areas, especially those who used to take their kids to her facility, reason why she will be missed by many.
He also started her up a kids’ wear boutique which deals in procuring uniforms for her kindergarten and other schools.
However, it should be noted that Tyra Mac sparked off a severe battle between Ssekyanzi and his then wife Dr. Juliet Bataringaya especially after she produced a daughter for him.
It was not long before matters between Ssekyanzi and his wife escalated because of Tyra Mac and they ended up parting ways bitterly.