One of PNG’s top music producers Bradley ‘Twinkle Fingers’ Ralewa commonly known as ‘B-RAD’ has died last night in Port Moresby, from kidney failure.
Ralewa 30, a music producer, singer and songwriter has produced a number of hit songs including Mt. Lemina (with Wame Blood), Buka Meri (with Sharzy) and his most recent Awi Morobe.
Tributes from other artists and fans have been pouring in since last night, many expressing shock at his sudden death.
Musician Saii Kay wrote this on his timeline shorty after Ralewa’s death was announced:
Stagajah Band also took to their Facebook page.
His younger brother who goes by the stage name of Jay Roze’ posted this on his timeline this morning:
“We lost a great musician and good brother *broken heart*,” Jokema wrote on his timeline.
Others include Mereani Masani.
As the country mourned, Ralewa’s music family and closest friends are left to grapple with some critical questions. Among them: how do we keep his music going?
Rest in Peace B-RAD.