Vaughn “Akae Beka” Benjamin passed away on Monday November 4 ,2019

Vaughn Benjamin, a prolific singer/songwriter who was instrumental in putting reggae from the US Virgin Islands on the map, died in Port St. Lucie, Florida on November 4.

Born in Antigua, Benjamin was best known as co-founder, lead singer and chief songwriter for Midnite, a roots-reggae band from St. Croix. He and his older brother Ron started the band in 1989 and recorded a number of albums.

Vaughn “Akae Beka” Benjamin passed away on Monday November 4 ,2019

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