Ahmed Janka Nabay – one of Sierra Leone’s best-known musicians- has kicked the bucket matured 54, the music site Pitchfork reports.
Luaka Bop Records representatives confirmed his death to the website.
Nabay ended up known as the ruler of bubu music subsequent to taking conventional music of the Temne individuals in Sierra Leone and modernizing it into an electronic move subgenre.
He first rose to fame in Sierra Leone in the 1990s after competing in a talent contest, and later found fame in the US, where he fled after the civil war.
The cause of death was not clear.