As the world mourns Ghana’s longest serving head of state, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings(RTD) whose sad demise occurred at 10:10am on thursday, November 12, 2020 at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital after a short illness, we have compiled Ten tributes from revered music and movie stars.
1. The Dancehall King, Shatta Wale tweeted a verse from his song ‘everybody likes my tin’ and added “Rest in Power, my mentor Papa J”.
2. Stonebwoy: He tweeted an old video of the former President in Military apparel with the words ‘Rest in Peace. HE Ft. Lt. JJ Rawlings (rtd), The Last Hero…old soldier Never Dies
3. Kuami Eugene: the reigning artiste of the year put up a picture of Rawlings sandwiched by himself and label mate Kidi on instagram with the caption “Rest Well Sir”
4. Kwaw Kese posted a picture of the ex-President with the inscription “SAD DAY”
5. Obrafour posted Rest in power Ex- President Rawlings …Fare thee well!!! My thoughts and prayers are with the Rawlings’ family… on facebook with a picture of the former Ghanaian leader smiling.
6. King Promise also tweeted “RIP The Great J.J Rawlings!!!
7. For actor cum politician it was a family affair as he tweeted “Rest in Peace Founder”.
8. Songstress Efya also took to twitter to say “Rest in Peace PAPA”
9. On her part, Nadia Buari put up a touching post on instagram
10. On the international front, besides the likes of Davido, Celebrated Reggae-Dancehall artiste Gramps Morgan tweeted that he was in pain because of the news.