Kenyan legendary musician Ally B real name Ali Khamisi Mwaliguli passed died on 1st November at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital after  short illness. He was finally laid to rest in Mombasa on Thursday, November 2.

The late Ally B was accorded an Islamic funeral service before his body was buried at Maziara ya Cobra cemetery in Mishomoroni, Mombasa County.

PHOTO | COURTESY: The late Ally B 

Celebrities, politicians, and fans are among those who joined the family, neighbours, and friends of the late singer in burying him.

During the burial, Ally B’s brother on behalf of the family, made a humble request to radio stations and entertainers to cease playing his songs following his death.

“Tunaomba news anchors, radio presenters, ma-dj, tafadhali naomba, nyimbo za Ally msicheze. Tafadhali naomba,” Ally B’s brother said.

He explained that they wanted the singer’s soul to rest in peace and asked those who wanted to continue celebrating him to instead pray for him.

“Msicheze miziki yake tena. Naomba iwe anayetaka akimkumbuka amtilie dua. Lakini msipige miziki yake, tafadhali. Twaomba."

Ally B’s family most likely requested his music not be played again, as when a Muslim singer passes, it is advised that all secular items they release be gotten rid of as it could put them at risk of punishment in their afterlife. According to Islam, secular songs are haram.

The musician was known for hits like Maria, Bembea and Kadzo among others.

May his soul rest in peace.