Rwandans woke up to very sad news on Thursday following the untimely death of Hip-hop maestro Jay Polly (true name Tuyishime Joshua).
According to various local media reports, Polly died at Muhima Hospital where he had been admitted pending uncofirmed illness.
Polly a pioneer in Rwanda’s Hip-hop music has been serving a prison sentence at Nyarugenge central Prison usually known as Mageragere but had been conditionally released days ago.
Polly and his accomplices had been battling a court case over consumption of drugs and was scheduled to apear before public for hearing.
Meanwhile, on August 4, 2018, Polly was arrested in connection with beating up his wife and breaking her three teeth and damaging her expensive iPhone.
Polly and his wife had spent the night at a bar and on returning home together, a fight erupted. He was arrested and detained but days later, his wife decided to meet him and the two agreed to settle their difference amicably before the case would proceed to court for hearing.
Polly then agreed to buy three gold teeth to replace the broken ones that his wife lost. He also agreed to buy her a new iPhone.
The hip-hop star has been a darling to rap enthusiasts that love nearly every song he released.