Jay Polly breathed the last in the night of Wednesday at Muhima Hospital succumbing to natural cause.
Before laying him to rest at Rusororo cemetery yesterday, the casket carrying his remains was taken at his home in Kibagabaga for final farewell from the mortuary of Kacyiru Hospital where he had been taken for postmortem.
Some of artistes who came to bid final farewell include Christopher, Platini P, MC Tino, Pacson and Mani Martin among others. Edouard Bamporiki, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth and Culture was also present.
Apostle Joseph Yongwe Harerimana who led the ceremony used Bible verses from Thessalonians 4: 13-15 to comfort mourners during times of difficulties they are going through.
He said that the artiste produced several hit and edutaining songs but stressed that God loved him more than his fans.
Harerimana reminded mourners to be always prepared because Jay Polly has gone to a place where everyone belongs.
Speaking at the funeral, Bamporiki said it is saddening to lose a talented artiste like Jay Polly. He wished him to Rest in Eternal Peace highlighting that it is everyone’s destiny.
Jay Polly gained popularity as a rapper since 2008 when he joined Tuff Gang crew.
Some of his hit songs include ‘Ku musenyi’, ‘Deux fois Deux’ and ‘Akanyarirajisho’ among others.
In 2014, the artiste won Primus Guma Guma Super Star and has since then maintained popularity among Hip Hop fans.
Jay Polly’s death shocked music fans and fellow artistes who still needed his talent to contribute to the growth of music industry in Rwanda.
He died at the age of 33.