Family, friends, acquaintances and fans alike gathered at the Sir John Guise Indoor Complex on Friday in a moving funeral service, dubbed “The Final Showcase”, to pay their last respects to PNG music icon, the Late Bradley ‘Twinkle Fingers’ Ralewa, better known as B-Rad.
Mereani Mesani, Derol Wange Jnr and Johnny Yawari were among members of the PNG music industry who were in attended at the service and were given the opportunity to share their experiences in tribute to their late friend and colleague during the service.
Along with friends and relatives, all present for the service were allow to view and bid their final goodbyes to the late Ralewa.
Among the pallbearers was one of late B-Rad’s oldest and closest friend, Webstar Do’o, who in his tribute shared sentiments of the two having grown up together and the late Bradley’s musical talents from an early age.
“When I first saw you at Gordon International playing the keyboard, I knew then and there that you were going to be a great musician,” recalled Do’o in his tribute.
“Your talent was meant to be shared not only by us, but by the country and the world.”
“It would have been selfish to keep you to ourselves.”
“You have changed local music and have set a standard that generations will follow.”
The body of the Late Bradley Isaac Ralewa is yet to depart Port Moresby for Popondetta, Northern, where he is to be finally laid to rest.