Ally B, the legendary Coast musician best known for hits like “Maria” and “Bembea,” is dead.
The smooth-voiced singer died at Coast Provincial General Hospital, where he had been rushed after he complained of feeling unwell.
He was pronounced dead on arrival.
Ally B had spent his day at Kilifi doing his regular errands before his sudden passing.
Sources close to the artist claim that he suffered from high blood pressure.
Fans, musicians, and friends took to social media shortly after the news surfaced to express their sorrow and condolences.
Legendary Benga star Suzanna Owiyo expressed her consternation, “Oh Nooooo..This is the saddest news I have heard today. Ally B is no more… Rest in Power…”
Jua Cali: “R.I Power, Ally B. A huge loss for the music industry.”
Rest in peace ALLY B. pic.twitter.com/8v1AUBDp0P
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) November 1, 2023
Mike Sonko: Rest in Peace Ally B.
Speaker Amason Kingi: “I convey my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Ally B, who passed away today in Mombasa.
Ally B was a talented artist whose music featured prominently in the entertainment landscape both on the coast, across Kenya, and beyond our borders. We have lost a young and dynamic youth who was an inspiration to many upcoming artists. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
Fans loved the singer, real name Ali Khamisi Mwaliguli, for his simplicity and never-fading smile.
The Maria crooner would occasionally break into Mijikenda’s Chechemeko dance during his well-attended shows.
He is among the few Mombasa artists who were able to get airplay on radio stations across the country.
In 2017, the artist vied for the Junda Ward MCA seat but lost out to Raphael Bwire of the ODM party.
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