.Reggae Fraternity Support to Dee Jay
.Amount contributed towards Lastborn funeral
.DeeJay Lastborn Laid to Rest in Homabay
Legendary reggae DJ, Benson Ogweno Ouma, popularly referred to as DJ Lastborn was finally given a befitting send at his home county Homabay last weekend.
The entertainment fraternity came in handy to give the family support that ensured Lastborn funeral is smooth and well organized.
In a financial document released by the organizers a total Kshs.1,445,440 was collected by 18th February 2023.
“Balance from Dj Simple Simon – Diaspora 401,340.00, Balance with Mombasa Reggae Fraternity 243,000.00, Balance With Snypper – Mombasa Committee 644,340.00, Balance With Stitchy – Nairobi Committee 708,880.00, Balance held in Mshwari platform – Safaricom 92,220.00, total 1,445,440.00 shillings .” the document by Kenya Reggae Fraternity reads in part.
The money was used in financing the funeral expense and a balance of 92,220 shillings was adopted and according the burial committee the amount can only be withdrawn by involvement of the Treasurer |Chairman and Family
“Travel allowance of Kshs. 50,000/= was to cater for the on-road expenses for the entire travelling party from Mombasa to Kisumu and was to cater for items like breakfast and lunch inNairobi/Kisumu/Homabay . A vital member of the organizing committee was left behind and after consultation, it was agreed to sponsor the member to Homabay and back. The amount of Kshs. 92,220/= is still intact and secure in the M-Changa platform and is protected and controlled.a. It can only be withdrawn by involvement of the Treasurer |Chairman and Family member. b. The Paybill funds collection still running.” The document reads.
Tributes From Legendary DeeJays
Legendary reggae DJ Papa Charley has described Lastborn as a hard working reggae DJ who loved everyone and indiscriminately imparted his reggae knowledge to people.
“We will miss him. He loved reggae and understood reggae very well… It is unfortunate that he fell ill and was bedridden for quite a long time. It is quite sad that last year when I visited him, the illness had reduced him to a child. He was trying so hard to speak and at some point he broke down. We need to learn from Lastborn’s life and start supporting one another as reggae DJs ” stated Papa Charley.
While mourning the departed deejay, DJ Simple Simon, of the Supremacy Sounds termed him as a legend and a teacher.
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“Rest in peace, DJ Last Born. My friend, my teacher, and my musical partner. I was lucky enough to meet you shortly after high school at Hollywood club and our connection through music was instant.You taught me how to DJ and together we created Supremacy Sounds. Your impact on my life and our shared passion will never be forgotten. You will always be remembered as a true talent and a dear friend. RIP, my friend.” Simple Simon posted.
By Allan Otieno