The death of Reggae legend, Bunny Wailer who co-founded The Wailers with Bob Marley in the 1960s has been confirmed by the Jamaican government.
Wailer died on Tuesday in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 73 according to a statement released by the Culture Minister of Jamaica, Olivia Grange.
Wailer whose real name is Neville Livingstone had been hospitalized since December 2020 before he passed away on Tuesday, Naija News understands.
“We remain grateful for the role that Bunny Wailer played in the development and popularity of Reggae music across the world.”
“We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh, took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth,” Grange said in a statement about Wailer’s death.
The music star was said to be a childhood friend of Bob Marley. He won three Grammys over the course of his career and in 2017 he was awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit — the country’s fourth highest honor.
In other news, Nigerian singer and songwriter, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has been dragged and condemned on social media for allegedly ‘disrespecting’ former Super Eagles star, Obafemi Martins.
Naija News understands that trolls on the African Giant started after fellow singer and rapper, Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf, better known as CDQ took to his verified Twitter account to accused Burna Boy of showing no regard for the 36-year-old footballer.
Though CDQ did not state exactly what transpired between Burna Boy and Martins, he however noted in his post that he is disappointed in Burna Boy and his crew, asking them to apologize to the footballer.
CDQ tweeted; “I still can’t phantom this an artist just disrespected Obagoal on thinking he’s now bigger n say e don get mouth pass Obafemi Martins and I imagine how he was able to go back home n sleep comfortably without conscience in this same Lagos igbagbè manshe awa eda ooo”.
“Burna for the first time I’m disappointed in u!!!!! U and ur boys need to go apologize to Obagoal now! No let dem dey deceive u wit ur village title say african gi-ant com dey disrespect Oba Eko lonpe bi. Obafemi Martins is not anybody’s mate. if we dey cry make we dey see
“U don’t disrespect anyone in my circle and I look d other way, no way”.