Hundreds of people filled the Amanfro area on the Dodowa Oyibi road for the final funeral rites Saturday, January 25 of Richard Tawiah Lomo popularly known as Ray Monnie, who rose from sharecropper in the area’s flat cotton fields to become a popular figure who influenced generations.
Ray Monnie in his late 30 died in the first week of January 2020. Friends tripped to the venue, Amanfro where he has residue from as young as infancy last Saturday for the final funeral rites.
Amid heavy sunshine, about 900 people filled the sanctuary to pay their last respect to the young champ whom many described as ”Real Hommie” among other descriptions.
Lasting over seven hours, the memorial was both mournful and celebratory, with the crowd breaking into a spontaneous tears of sorrow.
Many remembered him not just as the King of Soul, King of the street but as an uncle, grandfather, friend, civil rights activist and an icon full of good spirit for fellow human.
”Ray Monnie was a real guy, he had a very good heart for all. Irrespective of who you are, where you come from, what you have, Ray would reflect, sound, be so cool with you. He motivated many, made sure many are sustained with good survival means, he is always happy seeing others happy.
”We are all sad we started the year on such an unfortunate issue, with the demise of a brother, friend and everything. We wish he was here to enjoy life, share ideas of prosperity with us and not here mourning him. Ray is one person who was full of business ideas, he will share all the business matters with you, encourage you to take such step for goodness. I can go on and on. We are sad, he should rest well in the bosom of the Lord” Tsk – CEO of Tsk Records And Multimedia told hopeghananews.com.