Renowned Ghanaian music producer, entrepreneur, DJ and artist agent Rab Bakari is reported dead. According to reports ‘DJ Rab Bakari’ drowned off the shore at the Asa Baako festival in Busua, Western Region, early Sunday morning, March 6 2022.
His last post on social media was full of energy to celebrate Ghana’s Independence Day. He wrote on Instagram ” 6th March* I would rather be on ‘The Beach’ this Independence [from the goddam #British monarchy] Day. … … … #Ghana (Yessir! I’m here!)”
Asabaako festival organizers wrote:”It is with deep sadness to announce the death of our dear friend, mentor and pillar in Ghana’s music history, Rab Bakari.
Rab was instrumental in the creation of hiplife music which is the foundation of modern Ghanaian music. He always offered words of encouragement, and was instrumental in birthing Asa Baako.
He passed away at Asa Baako this morning on Busua Beach and we will honor him tonight at the Jungle Party with a two minute silence and dance to some of the music that he produced and loved.
We lost a legend today.
Rab, we know that your spirit will be with us tonight.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family 🙏🏿”
Rab Bakari was a music professional from Ghana.He has hands-on experience as an authentic New York Hip Hop creator, music producer, deejay, corporate person and social media platform advisor. He has also contributed to several pltforms such as Okay Africa and Africology. Rab as he is affectionately called played a central role in the creation of the genre known as hiplife, a distinctly Ghanaian fusion of highlife and hip-hop.
He has also worked for Universal Music Group (USA) for 10+ years in the past. He has hosted/participated in panels at SXSW Music (USA); Social Media Week (Nigeria); CMJ Music Marathon (USA); Cariforum EU Business Forum (Jamaica); Geekend (USA); Kenya Music Week; WOMEX (Hungary); lectures at New York University (USA), Ghana DJ Awards and AFRIMA (Nigeria). He is currently writing a book about music scenes in several, urban African metro areas. MixerPot is his new African-orientated, booking, conference-speaking & entertainment consulting agency.