Death of a Rastaman

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Reigning artists and music promoter in the Liberian music industry have all described the death of Ras Kay, the veteran reggae deejay and radio presenter as a great loss to Liberian entertainment industry, and him a source great inspiration to many people’s careers.

Ras Kay was hailed not only for his contributions to promoting Liberian reggae music, but also his advocacy on talking about equality for all citizens on his radio program at Truth FM and Real TV.

The popular Rastafarian, Ras Kay, was one of the most favorite radio deejays who was loved so much by fans and artists.

He died from a stroke at his home on the morning of September 12, 2015.

Paying tribute, Peter Barchue Cole called Ras Kay’s sudden death as actually a great loss to the reggae world in Liberia, most especially his family and his collogues at work.

“We pray we meet again,” Peter Cole said.

“Water run from my eye”, DenG posted on Face Book. “In your eye I can see the legacy- we love you and wish not to let you go,”

The managing Director of Real TV and Truth FM radio station Lyee Bility told LIB Life in a Facebook interview, “ Ras Kay was like a father to me at work. He was always there to give me advice and had been a legend broadcaster. It was always great learning from him.

“Now that he is gone, it is going to be very difficult for me,” Bility said.

LIB Life said in it tribute that Ras Kay was a sourceof inspiration for many people, pillar of strength, and his advocacy role was an encouragement for all those fighting for a just and equitable society.

Other artists and institutions that pay tribute to Ras Kay include Jon Bricks, Mr. Smith, O’Neal Roberts, C Liberia Clearly and many more.

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