Vaughn Benjamin
"Akae Beka" of 'Midnite'
Aug 13, 1969 - Nov 4, 2019
UCI ~ I See You
Before I lose my
All the powers of my
All my thoughts of good

Before I lose my
All the days of singing
All the days have vibes
out of the herbs man

Before I lose my
All of my breath ohh Jah
A joyful song I sing
today and tomorrow
The woman and youth
must see by example
Before I lose my

Before I lose my
strength/ Midnite aka
Akae Beka

Source: Ras Madoda
Simphiwe Biyana ~ FB
post ~ 8 Nov 2019
"We in the Caribbean,
we are a diaspora taken
out of Africa. [...]

'400 years', the Bible
says, 'know for surety,
thy children shall be a
stranger in a strange
land. They shall afflict
them with hard labour,
400 years.'

Now, 1492 Columbus
sailed the ocean blue.
1892 Haile Selassie I is
born. 400 years!"

- The eternal Vaughn
Benjamin aka Akae
Beka of Midnite
addressing Reggae
University at Rototom
Sunsplash 2014.


Source: The Rastafari
Knowledge Management
Project ~ FB post ~6 Nov
Vaughn Benjamin – The Mythical Legend Of Reggae (1969-2019)
"Rise In Power HighyahOne!"
"JAH Guide as your journey continues! Bless!"
~ Malchijah ~
Give thanks for the Love and Life of InI Brethren Vaughn Benjamin ~ "Akae Beka" of 'Midnite'. JAH
Bless him Itinually!

Source: Michael Clarke ~ FB post ~ 25 Nov 2019
We gonna pray, chant, griev, meditate with our heart full of Love today on the Celebration of Life
������✡️���� onto Zion beloved One Vaughn Benjamin ”Akae Beka“ till such a Time! Jah Rastafari
liveth �� Blessed Love"

Source: Nurstacris Selectress ~ FB post ~ 25 Nov 2019
O' Reverend, O' Haile Selassie, You, Giver of the Fields and Taker of All, We Praise You and stand in
Gratitude. Thankful to have sat at the table of the farmer and to be strengthen, thankful for food that
has fed so many. Ras Tafari, Our Redeemer has poured out His Kindness on Us. Atse Haile Selassie
shown His Christ and We were called. We ate and saw the food was good, knowing it contained the
gifts of Eternity. Our Eyes and Hearts have been pointed to Judah, though sinners, able to have
rebirth and renewal. From His Throne, In Zion, a Fire ignited and set flame thru The Word, and His
Singers and Players of Instruments Gathered. The People were drawn in the millions to witness a
New Age of Abundance. Abundant in virtue, integrity, of composition and kindness, shown by
example by Royal Men and Women of Old. For this Jah, and so much more, We Give Thanks to have
been considered and favored that we may Know You. We thank You to have see Your Face and
heard Your Anointed Ones. In The Name of Egizaibier, Hadu Amlak, Jah The Father, Jah the Son and
Jah, Memphis Kedus, One Jah. Haile Selassie, Empress Menen I. Amen.

We may in our life meet few or no men of such a high countenance, when and if we do, we know that
we are in the presence of a Light House. I have met a few, Vaughn Benjamin, Andrew Martinez
(Wake Self) , and Luv Fyah are some of these Hola Ones. A Concentrated crystalized beam of Love
and Right. A Voice of People that drew us to The Heart, where We communed. Like a Beacon, we
were posted and spread the Light. It is Our Joy.

Where The Heart Stays is with the People as did His Love. Some people cannot be symbolized as a
Mighty Tree, as Magnificent as a great tree may be. Some people are Fields of trees that have fed and
IhItinue to feed, whose food does not rot, but is ageless. Iternal, no beginning, no end. We have
worked in this field and we feel the Current, and bare witness, Great is the Most High Jah, Rastafari,
who has allowed Our Cups to be Overflowed Thru His Mercy and Thru His Blessings. We have felt
the shade of these trees like a cool veranda and been comforted in our times of turmoils and
disaster by Jah Grace and Glory. And One day the field and trees are gone, all that remains are fruits
and seeds, what will we do....

When confronted with calamity, we move in stages, sometimes from disbelief and anger, to a deep
loss and become still till numb, yet still submerged. We are to Emerge, we are not underground, we
are above, and on the ground. We yearn to be with Our Beloved again, so we play his words in Our
Head and ears, recall and receive Reminders. We want to be with him, so lets..let us march forward
with the appreciation that we have been Blessed to receive a Shepard in this time, one who sat with
us, listened to us, loved us, and lifts us. This is a Rallying Cry. We achieve our position by accepting
it, Give Jah the Strength of your Life. Plant the seeds you have been given and stay close to the
people that have been brought to the table. Look at your brother and sister, and ask if they will plant
the seeds they were given. So we can create more fields that flourish within and around. Some men
give their all to the people, and become the voice of the people. The Voice of the People is the voice
of Jah, and when we heard him, we heard Our Father's Holy Sound. He didn't see himself better than
any other, he looked at each member of the band as bonified, with a special duty and sacred task.
That we were all placed by Jah in his life, called by Rastafari for a reason. He was and is placed in
Our life for a reason, to see if we can be all in. To commit , submit and emerge, Baptized in The
Trinity. He did live like Christ, because that was worthy, that was humility. He choose one of the
hardest ways to do it, as a poet that would call on The Creator to Awaken Mankind in the pits of
saloons and caverns. He walked with the command of an Ark Angel, and by his presence we could
feel Jah pouring out. We need to be the best we can for each other, family, friends and the have nots
that would go unnoticed. Stand with the Lamb as He did. Carry the Cross as He did. We must try and
love more, unify more, to care more, for the All-One and One in All. Those are some of the seeds we
have been blessed to hold.

As I receive some of the many calls and messages, the questions are the same as are answers
yearned for. The answer that we all need to take to heart, is, We are Souls, Forever Serving Our King,
Our Strength is in Jah. Because Jah Is, We are with Him, and will abide Forever. Akae Beka is an Oath
for All Time. For All Time and Forever Loving Jah.

"May The Lord Bless you and Keep you, May He make His Face Shine upon You, and be gracious to
you. The Lord Lift Up His Countenance upon you and give you Peace. " Numbers 6:24-26.

My Lord,Kings, and Queens, Princesses and Princes. Hail King Rastafari and Let Haile Selassie I
Name Be Praised.

Your Servant,

Ras Elijah Tafari.

Source: Ras Elijah Tafari ~ FB post ~ 5 Nov 2019
Great work our brother, Akae Beka,MidNite, Vaughn Benjamin, you have opened the minds of many
and gave global Reggae a new sound. He was the modern voice, for conscious Rastaman music.

Source: Ras Atiba ~ FB post ~ 5 Nov 2019
Many thanks for your existence and for you sharing your talent and words with INI. I do wish we
could have completed our reasoning about #Etymology. I promise to fulfill the teachings and
discipline of #Metaphysics(Ontology,Cosmology and Epistemology) with the Righteous Inspiration
and Information you have provided for InI (us). Peace be with your Ba,your Nafs, your Soul. Shine
bright in the Ethers (heavens) my good Brother #VaughnBenjamin aka #AkaeBeka of #Midnite

Source: Negus Kamaal Atu ~ FB post ~ 5 Nov 2019
Rise In Power Akae Beka The Voice of Midnite Guidance on your Ancestral Journey Ras.

Source: Ras Mackab ~ FB post ~ 5 Nov 2019

Heartfelt condolences to the BENJAMIN family as UTD pays tribute to MIDNITE former frontman,
our beloved frontline soul-jah, VAUGHN BENJAMIN, also known as AKAE BEKA. So many hearts and
souls have been touched by the LIGHT he brought forth through his timeless and thought-provoking
lyrics. Through the catalogue of music he left us, his LIGHT will continue to touch those who were
drawn to his message.

If you are one of the many who was blessed to have the opportunity to share an offstage moment
with AKAE BEKA; then, you are one of the many who knows that, whether offstage or onstage,

Rise In Paradise oh mighty one, JAH will be waiting there! To the BENJAMIN family, UTD sends JAH
love and light!



Source: Renard Jude Shy ~ FB post ~ 6 Nov 2019
Ride Brother , Ride in the chariot of light ! Ride on the wings of the irits. R.I.P . We have to see you
again; the Binghi man say , guidance on your way , Ras guide , Ras guide, on your way !

Source: Nyahbinghi Rastafari ~ FB post ~ 5 Nov 2019
PSALMS 22:31- 'They shall come, and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be
born, that He hath done this.' [BLESSED-ASCENSION Bro. Ras. Vaughn Benjamin, Akae-Beka...]

Source: Camara Nicholes ~ FB post ~ 6 Nov 2019

Our hearts are heavy and filled with sadness. A mighty warrior of the Most High has left this Earthly
plain to itinue his works in the spiritual realm. The king has fulfilled all that needed to be done in
this lifetime and the I has left us all with, your legacy, great teachings, wisdom and nourishment for
our spirits. Condolences go out to all the loved ones of@akae_beka
Rise in Power Ancient one
#blessedlove����❤ #akaebeka #legend #midnite #ontozionhegoes #tribute #selassieiwarrior

Source: Jacqueline Rasta ~ FB post ~ 5 Nov 2019
Still can not believe that you are gone ...
I remember every conversation and reasoning . Your strength , guidance and goodness has had such
a powerful impact on my commitment to being the absolute best RASTA that I can be . You
influenced so many of us to enjoy this thing we call life by giving purely of ourselves to each other
and to JAH .
The legacy of your music is our comfort...



Source: D Renee Walker ~ FB post ~ 13 Nov 2019
Condolences from Profi and the nyahbinghi family to midnite known as Akea Beka and his family
One perfect Love

Source: Prof-i Reynolds ~ FB post ~ 6 Nov 2019
This man right here!!! I beloved of JAH!!! No words for my gratitude to have shared time,
space, stage and paper with one of the most extraordinary cultural icons of my generation... a
beacon of light, a truly beautiful man... my brother Vaughn Benjamin... now with the Ancestors...
��✨������✨�� #TheAkeaBeka ��☀️#Exemplary #Kindred

Source: Jah9 ~ FB post ~ 6 Nov 2019
Se murio el leader de reggae band MIDNITe �� . Sleep In peace king . Love they music ������. Some of
they’re music was so healing to my spirit Jah know �� Negus Vaughn Benjamin RiseInZion
#RastafarILeadTheWay ❤️

Source: Yaumera Miranda ~ FB post ~ 5 November 2019
I will raise them up a prophet from among their bredren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his
mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.  
Deuteronomy 18: 18

Source: Seymour Liburd ~ FB post ~ 30 Nov 2019
Midnite - love The Life You Live
Midnite - Lion Out Of Zion [CD, 2013] {Full Album}
Rare Vaughn Benjamin Interview and Reasoning | Akae Beka | Midnite
Nothing is hidden from God's view!...
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