London, England – A sombre atmosphere envelops the Somali community today as they mourn the loss of a true musical legend, Axmed Naaji Sacad, who peacefully passed away in London, UK. With nearly seven decades, Sacad’s contributions to the rich tapestry of Somali music and his unwavering commitment to fostering unity and patriotism have etched an unforgettable chapter in the annals of our nation’s history.
Born in 1939 in the bustling streets of Mogadishu, Sacad spent his formative years in the vibrant Shibis district. He embarked on his musical journey during his school days, mastering Italian and Arabic.
By 1954, he had already made his mark in the Somali music scene, where his soulful melodies resonated with the yearning for freedom that echoed in the hearts of his fellow citizens.
Leaders nationwide have extended heartfelt condolences to Sacad’s grieving family and the Somali populace. In a poignant statement, the Ministry of Information of the Federal Government of Somalia hailed him as “a founding pillar of Somali art, especially within the Waberi national choir.”
As we, the Somali people, remember the life and legacy of Axmed Naaji Sacad, we pay tribute to a well-lived life marked by an unswerving dedication to our nation and its people.