“I’m more focused on giving solutions and inspiration more than anything.” – Nipsey Hussle
They were the shots heard all around the world. On March 31, 2019, Ermias Asghedom aka Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside of his store, Marathon Clothing in L.A. The Grammy-nominated artist was more than just a musician. He was an entrepreneur, an activist, a pillar of his community, and above all, a father. Whether or not you liked or listened to his music, there was something about him that commanded respect. His Eritrean roots gave inspiration to many in the Habesha community–not just because of where he came from, but for what he stood for.
OneTribeMag attended the candlelight vigil held in DC on April 4th to remember the life of Ermias. Speakers talked about what his music meant to his community and how we was the true embodiment of the marathon of life. It was evident how many lives were touched by him, including those who didn’t know him. His love for the Habesha community and call for unity within the Diaspora was not in vain. Many people of African descent–from Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Nigeria came out to pay their respect.