"The question you leave us with is: What are we doing with the time at our disposal? Your legacy lives on. God gives and takes. Rest in Peace Jack P.” reads a Face book post from the Member of parliament for Ayivu County Bernard Atiku.
By Hafiz Bakhit
Music fans in Arua are mourning the passing on of the widely admired musician in the region, Peter Edwin Jachan, commonly known as Jack P.
The Musician whose songs have swept the region like like wild fire passed on Thursday evening at Arua Regional Referral Hospital after battling Malaria for close to a week.
Jack P was admitted at the hospital on Monday. The 30-year-old had become a household name in the music and entertainment industry not only in Arua, but the region.
News About the Musucian's death spread on social media with many saying his demise is not only a loss for music industry, but to the development of the region given the fact that his songs had got a great influence on the lives of people.
Prominent personalities in the region, including Members of Parliament are among those who have taken to the social media to express sadness about the death of Jack P.
“Special People like you will never die in our minds. You will live on for many more generations to come by your real life music and art. Geniuses like you do not need centuries to impact positively on mankind. I choose not to mourn neither cry, but to celebrate you. The question you leave us with is what are we doing with the time at our disposal? Your legacy lives on. God gives and takes. Rest in Peace Jack P.” reads a Face book post from the Member of parliament for Ayivu County Bernard Atiku.
Most of Jack P’s songs tackled issues in the community like domestic violence, unemployment, laziness among the youth, respect for the elderly, stability in families and many others.
He is popular for songs like Mingawura literally castigating lazy persons who wait from the parents, saying they will cry if the parents are dead. His other song “Paper Cii Azi Yoo” which has become an Anthem among the youth highlights the plight of many graduates whose qualifications are rotting away without jobs. Jack P leaves behind two children and a wife. He will be laid to rest on Saturday.