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Renowned entertainer, DJ Lastborn, is dead

By Winnie Mabel February 3rd, 2023 2 min read

Famed Kenyan disc jockey, DJ Lastborn, born Benson Ouma, is dead. News of his death broke on Friday as his fans hailed him as a larger than life personality who filled rooms with his laughter.

Among those who have mourned the renowned DJ is media personality Njambi Koikai aka Fyah Mummah, who remembered DJ Lastborn as a no-nonsense man who encouraged perfection.

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“There was reggae played everywhere in town. Two friends came up with a different style, started jam sessions in Nyanza House (DJ Lastborn and Simple Simon). Then came the Missile mixtapes, DJ Lastborn in the mix. Then he started touring internationally and made some of us dream that we could make it with reggae. Black Supremacy was the biggest and baddest sound system,” Njambi said.

“Many of us from that era, have had our fair share of life lessons and experiences from serious health issues to the evolution of the industry. I pray for grace, strength and God’s guidance. Fare thee well LB. May the Most High God rest your soul in eternal perfect peace,” she said.

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Many other colleagues in the industry – incluidng Dynamq, Deejay Ariffix, Sledge Hammer, Natty Bwoy, DJ Glen Kenya and Refigah Heviweit – as well as fans mourned DJ Lastborn with messages of condolences to the family via social media.

DJ Lastborn had been ailing since 2021 after suffering a stroke that affected the right side of his body. A second stroke made him lose his speech. The reggae fraternity worked around the clock to raise funds for the renowned DJ to receive treatment and they were able to secure donations from a top betting company that gave the deceased a check of Sh1.5 million.

We, at Nairobi News, send our condolences to the family of DJ Lastborn as we hold them in prayer.