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Aisha Jumwa’s promise to fallen singer Ally B’s family, fans

By Sinda Matiko November 8th, 2023 2 min read

Public Service Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa has promised to build a music studio in memory of the fallen Coast-based singer Ally B.

The veteran singer praised known for his enriching Swahili Mijikenda ballads he christened ‘Ziki la Nazi’ succumbed to pneumonia and high blood pressure last week aged 49.

Jumwa delivered the Sh500,000 donated by president William Ruto to Ally B’s family and also made a personal donation of Sh100,000. Her contribution will be channeled towards taking care of the singer’s ailing mother.

“To honor Ally B  we are going to build a studio and name it Ally B studio to keep his memory alive for his contribution towards uplifting the Mijikenda culture and the Coast culture through his music,” the CS  has promised.

According to one of his close associates and friend, Coast-based music promoter Dickson Waweru of the Ring Ring Entertainment, they will be setting up a team that will be tasked with identifying where the Ally B studio will be built.

“The CS made the promise and now it’s on us to identify a suitable location where the studio will be built, draw a budget proposal then present it to her for the funding she had committed,” said Ring Ring.

Until his death Ally B was working part-time for the Kilifi county government having taken a sabbatical from music since venturing into politics in 2017 when he unsuccessfully vied for the Juda ward.

He made another unsuccessful attempt to vie for the same seat in the 2022 polls.

Meanwhile, Ally B’s family has recanted the departed younger brother’s statement asking entertainers and radio and TV station never to play the late singer’s songs.

Mohammed Ramadhan Ally B’s younger brother explained they wanted his brother’s soul to rest in peace.

However, the family through their spokesperson identified Mwinyi, says Mohammed’s sentiments weren’t the position of the family.

“Our brother’s sentiments aren’t the position of the family, we understand he might have said what he said out of grief but as a family, we are okay with anyone  playing Ally’s music because we know he had  a lot of fans and it wouldn’t be fair to gag them”

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