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These Afro Musicians Were Killed Because Of Their Music

Music has hidden powers that affect our health, minds, thoughts and even consciousness. It has the power to become very influential to a particular society, shaping the culture, beliefs, actions and more.

Throughout history, just as there has emerged influential and revolutionary philosophers, Scientists and businessmen, there has also emerged influential musicians.

Often times, when creating music, just as it is with other items of art like fiction books and films, artists usually borrow themes from the current happenings in their lives or the society around them. This is what usually propels great musicians to positions of great influence.

However, the music and it’s influence may not be appealing to governments of the day, for specific reasons, but to generalize, it’s usually because the artist is too honest, telling too much truth, or speaking out against the ruling class. In such events, just as famous philosophers, Scientists have been put to death for their works (like Socrates), musicians are also prone to losing their lives. Obviously they are not tried then sentenced or something of that sort, because they are on the right. Rather, they are taken out in manners disguised as murders, disease or any other clever methods.

These methods however don’t convince everyone, or in fact, most.

Here are some great musicians of African descent who achieved great fame and influence because of their music and got their lives cut short before they could inspire resolutions.

 

  1. Bob Marley.

Up to now, the fame of this musician is still huge.

I remember as a kid, my Dad used to tell me that Bob died because of heavy smoking of cannabis, and he died weighing about 14kilos. In reality, only the last part of that statement is true. The cause of his death is something more sinister, and a calculated move as well.

A 79 year old retired CIA officially, Bill Oxley claimed to have committed 17 assassinations for the American government between 1974 and 1985, one of which included Bob Marley.

He made these confessions on his deathbed.

Some of his victims, he said, included Scientists, medical researches, artists and musicians whose ideas and influence represented a threat to the interests of the USA. Bob Marley was placing the goals of the CIA in jeopardy and threatening the existence of USA. He was succeeding in creating a revolution that used music as a more powerful tool than bombs and bullets. Bob Marley, in 1976, was a very serious threat to the global status quo and to the hidden power brokers implementing their plan for a new world order. As far as the agency was concerned, Bob was too successful, too famous, too influential. A Jamaican rastaman who started using his funds and fame to support causes around the world that were in direct conflict with the CIA.

He was once warned of his actions by a shoot up of his house in Kingston, but he didn’t listen. Went on Oxley.

Two days later, Oxley used press credentials to gain access to Bob Marley’s retreat in the Blue Mountains where he was rehearsing for an upcoming concert. He introduced himself as a famous photographer working for the New York Times and gave Bob a gift – a converse shoe tainted with cancer viruses and bacteria. If it pierced his skin, which it did, it was a goodnight nurse.

He kept close contact with Bob during his final years, ensuring the medical advice he received in Paris, london and USA would hasten his demise rather than cure him.

Bob Marley died from cancer in May 1981,only 36 years old.

Looking at Bob Marley’s music, it’s apparent he understood the predicament of the world, that of African people and the existential enemy taking advantage of the others, causing wars to benefit and building paradise over the slavery of others.

His songs that highlight this theme include:

War

Redemption Song

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. ”

” How long shall they kill our prophets, while we stand aside and watch?”(He was referring to people like Marcus Garvey, and others who were killed while fighting for justice for the African)

“Have no fear for atomic energy, For none of them can stop the time.”

Buffalo Soldier.

The world still misses you Bob Marley, and your quotes and music continues to inspire millions worldwide.

 

  1. Michael Jackson

Last Known picture of Michael Jackson, taken Hours before his death

Russian intelligence officials have said that they believe Michael Jackson was assassinated by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after examining data transmitted by a Russian Military’s Kosmos 2450 satellite that shows that immediately prior to the pop stars death an electromagnetic pulse consistent in pattern to EMR weapons was employed at the “exact coordinates” of the rock stars home.

Even though you may fail to believe these claims by Russian intelligence, the events preceding MJ’s death are enough to convince anyone conscious of the world we live in that MJ was indeed killed because of his music and influence.

Allegedly, Michael signed a settlement with the King of Bahrain that in exchange for millions of dollars lent to Michael by the King, Michael would allow his UK concerts to be a platform to warn the world of an impending mass genocide.

Michael had planned to make a song similar to ‘Heal the World’ for the people of Palestine. Originally, the song was about children struggling worldwide with starvation and poverty.

We’ve had enough is another song about unarmed Palestine citizens getting brutally slaughtered by Israeli soldiers.

The last time I checked, which is received, Palestine is still suffering under the hands of Israel, and Michael Jackson is gone.

Besides this, Michael had 39 charity organizations, (still a record), and used to donate money to help the poor and the sick.

Michael Jackson also tried to buy Sony music, in an attempt to create a single universal African record label to promote Afro musicians and to create jobs and wealth for people of African descent.

MJ also sponsored a film about ancient Egypt that depicted the ancient Egyptians as black people, a highly concealed phenomenon whose main aim is to deny Africans of their true dignity, identify and to deceive the world that Africans never contributed to world civilization.

Notable songs from Michael Jackson:

Heal the world

They don’t care about us

We’ve had enough

 

  1. Lucky Dube.

He was named Lucky by his mother after multiple failed attempts to get a child, and lucky was he, and not only he, but the world too.

Living in the era of apartheid in South Africa, Lucky Dube released real music in the sense that it resonated with the situation at hand for most Africans and also everyone in the world.

As you might have expected, there was a time his music was banned in South Africa. But his reach was larger than that. He continued to ride the airwaves with tracks like Think About The Children, Nobody Can Stop Reggae which kept him influential.

Through his career, Lucky Dube released albums such as House Of Exile, Slave, Together as One, Prisoner, Victims which sold many copies worldwide.

It reached a point where the newly designed current apartheid government of South Africa decided to do away with him through a clever attempted car jacking where the car jackers were more interested in killing someone than getting a car.

Listening to his music, one can tell the kind of seer and revolutionary Lucky Dube was.

In Nobody can stop Reggae, he talks about the numerous attempts that have tried to destroy the genre, including even killing the artists, but still the music is unstoppable. He emphasizes that the message in reggae will forever remain the same.

I usually consider reggae to be the only form of influential music that remains uncontaminated. Trap, hip hop were successfully messed.

His track Prisoner is also proverbial and Slave talks of how people have become slaves to alcohol.

Clearly, his music was a wake up call, and rulers usually don’t like an awakened people.

In Victims, he echoed Bob Marley’s line, “how long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look.” Little did he know that he would become one of those prophets.

As a sensitive man, he transmitted that touch to his music. I have met people who confess to shedding tears when they listen to Lucky Dube. That includes me.

In my opinion, Lucky Dube kind of never really died; rarely does a day pass without me hearing his music as I walk in town or in the ghetto. It warms my heart.

Lucky wherever you are, we love you.

 

Apart from these, there are others who suffered the same fate, some of whom were murdered for reasons other than their music but what they were doing, considering the fact that they were influential, like Nipsey Hussle. No doubt he was murdered because he was doing a documentary about Dr Sebi, a natural healer who had shaken the medical industry in his time.

I wish to just end with the words of Bob Marley :”How long shall they kill our prophets, while we stand aside and watch?”

 

References:

Why The CIA Murdered Michael Jackson