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Reggae icon Gramps Morgan pays heartfelt tribute to Jahmby Koikai

Singer Gramps Morgan, a member of the renowned Jamaican reggae band Morgan Heritage, has joined thousands of reggae music lovers in mourning the death of Njambi ‘Jahmby’ Koikai.

Njambi, affectionately known as Fyah Mumma Jahmby, passed away on Monday, June 3 at Nairobi Hospital after a long battle with endometriosis.

On June 5, Gramps Morgan expressed his sadness and gratitude for Jahmby’s significant contributions to reggae music.

In a heartfelt message, he wished her a peaceful rest and assured that she would be remembered.

“Fly high butterfly we will not forget Kenya. Thank you for all you have done for reggae music, culture and the beautiful Kenyan people rest in peace Mumma Fyaah,” Morgan said on his official Twitter account.

CTBC Music Group, the music label owned by the Morgan Heritage band, also paid tribute to Jahmby, recognising her deep respect and immense contributions to the reggae music scene.

Njambi, a devoted lover of reggae music, succumbed to her illness at around 9pm on Monday night after being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Nairobi Hospital.

She had been battling endometriosis for almost two decades, a battle she courageously shared with her followers and fans.

Last week, Jahmby was admitted to Nairobi Hospital and made a public appeal for O-positive blood donors via her Instagram story.

“Hello family, I am currently admitted to the pioneer ward at Nairobi Hospital and I need O-positive blood. Please, I am requesting blood donors for Mary Njambi Koikai,” her message read.

Njambi Koikai rose to fame as a reggae music presenter on radio and television, where she passionately promoted reggae culture and music.

Finish Kumalo hitmaker Tipsy Gee has also released a heartfelt new song in memory of Jahmby Koikai.

Tipsy Gee emphasises that a woman’s strength is not defined by her physical prowess but by her unwavering commitment and dedication.

“A great soul never dies and it is the loss of one that teaches us its value. Fly Mamaa Fly, you’ll live forever in our hearts. Rest in power.”


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