Uncle John's Bakery CEO and Grime MC (Xploder) Samuel Mensah has sadly passed away
Author: Wardah Sempa | Thursday 28th January 2021
Samuel Mensah, the rapper and CEO, has sadly passed away due to Coronavirus.
The artist, who released music under the stage name Xploder was known for appearing on grime tracks like Mission Riddim alongside his brother D Dark, Scrufizzer, Lady Lykez, Roachee, Maxsta and Zeph Ellis, as well D Dark's Be Smart Remix with Ms Banks and Scrufizzer.
Samuel was also known for being the CEO of London-based Ghanaian bakery business Uncle John's Bakery, which celebrated its 25th anniversary just last year.
The bakery has been giving free loaves of bread to NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Several people took to Twitter to send their condolences.
RIP to Samuel Mensah aka Xploder. Condolences to the family, especially D Dark in this difficult. Known these brothers from secondary school. It was beautiful to see the greatness that he achieved in the business world with Uncle John’s Bakery. Love and light. pic.twitter.com/7IgeVN6gKm— Femi Oyeniran (@femioyeniran) January 28, 2021
RIP Samuel Mensah of Uncle John's Bakery. I admired his work.— Ronke Lawal (@ronkelawal) January 28, 2021
Some words from a 2020 interview
“…it got to a point when I realised that legacy is important, so I sacrificed what I was doing and jumped in to help my parents and then became director.”
RIP Samuel mensah (Xploder) 💔 so sad man, a propa good brother— J2K (@j2klive) January 28, 2021