Award winning reggae musician and host of Taxi Driver on Hitz 103.9 FM, Abubakar Ahmed, popularly known as Blakk Rasta has recorded two songs dedicated to the memory of his wife who passed away last month.
The wife, Sakina Ahmed passed away on November 7 in Takoradi in the Western region after a short illness.
Blakk Rasta told Myjoyonline.com, the songs are “like a tribute to her. One is ready now and that is what is coming out now. The second one is Sweet Sakina and that one is going to come out in March next year on my brand new album – Ancestral Moonsplash.”
He narrated that the wife “had a stomach ache and then we tried a number of hospitals here [in Accra] she wasn’t fully healed so she needed more care so we decided that she should go to Takoradi to her parents and family so that they will give her better care while she was hospitalized.”
The downhearted Blakk Rasta said just when he thought all was going well, she passed away after one-and-a-half weeks’ stay in Takoradi. She was buried the same day she died, according to Islamic tradition.
Sharing fond memories of his late wife, Blakk Rasta said the mother of his two children “was a very patient person, who always avoided the limelight; she did not like the focus lights on her even though she had a husband who was always in the limelight. She wanted not to be there. She was very supportive.”
He recounted that he met his late wife who became his best friend after his university education at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) during the launch of his second album, More Fire in Takoradi.
“I was doing my National Service then as well. That was in 2002. We tied the knot in a short ceremony in 2004. So we had been together for actually ten year, eight years as husband and wife and two years as man and woman,” the Barack Obama singer added.
Blakk Rasta also observed that, “She was the best mother for our children. I met her at a time that I lived in a single room and there was nothing there. I remember there was only a small carpet and a small mattress in there. With her support and advice, we’ve moved on and on. There was no day that she complained about being with a Rastaman.”
Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Ernest Dela Aglanu (@delaXdela)