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June 2 funeral for Niko Chromatic

Monday, May 28, 2018

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THE thanksgiving service for the life of dancehall selector Niko Chromatic is scheduled for Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kingston on Saturday, June 2. It is slated to begin at 1:00 pm.

The announcement was made on social media by the late selector's girlfriend Kimberly Mais, who is mother to his two children.

Niko Chromatic (given name Nicholas Grant) died of complications due to kidney disease at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew on May 8. He was diagnosed with the condition in 2015.

Days after his passing, Mais took to socal media to spread the word.

“He wasn't admitted or anything. He went in for dialysis and just never made it back home. The funny thing is he was looking so much better, getting so much better...,” she said. “Dem (the doctors) always a tell him fi remove him catheter but Niko is a stubborn person. Him done tell dem seh him nah remove it, him a go wait til him surgery [then], him just tek it out completely. They keep on telling him 'it a get infected', so dem claim seh that is the cause of death — (an) infected catheter.”

A catheter is a tube used to drain fluids from the body.

As a result of his mounting medical bills, a GofundMe campaign was launched last year to help defray the costs associated with treatment in Cuba. In November last year, a fund-raising concert was held at Triple Century car park in New Kingston. The concert attracted a huge turnout of supporters, including dancehall artistes Tommy Lee Sparta, Vershon, Dexta Daps, and Bugle.

DJ Niko Chromatic, along with Warren “Creep” Lee of Chromatic, began producing mixtapes in 2005 and started the sound system shortly after. Chromatic sound system is a feature at several local gigs, as well as in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean.

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