Prominent Somali female singer dies in Canada

Veteran Somali female musician, Khadija Abdullahi Dalees passed away on Monday in Toronto, Canada, Somali government confirmed.

Confirming her death, Somali Information Minister, Abdirahman Omar Osman said Dalees was the first female singer heard on Radio Muqdisho in 1952.

“I am extending condolence on the death of Khadija Abdullahi Dalees, she was the first female musician sung on Radio Muqdisho in 1952,” said Osman in a twitter post.

She was a  prominent member of Wabari Band.

Dalees fled the country after fall of Somalia’s central government in 1990s.

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