Ujima radio is very sad to announce the sudden passing of our beloved presenter Ras Asher!

Asher gave many years of service to the station. This sudden loss has left us devastated and in deep shock. Ras Asher was a true humble lion with a versatile music portfolio, from roots reggae to jazz and rare grooves. He was a soldier, activist, avid photographer and you can find below a series of photo’s that he took at the iconic BLM Protest on Sun 7th June 2020 when the statue of slave trader Edward Colston was torn down and thrown into the river, Asher was there to capture it all. There are some other photo’s we have found in our arhives and if you have any photo’s you would like us to add and share please feel free to email to: manager@ujimaradio.com and include a caption explaining the photo.

Our thoughts are with his children, family, and all those who share our sense of loss.

Asher was with Ujima since its conception and was the very DNA of what Ujima was about. He was doing 3 shows a week and touched so many people’s lives. He was without doubt the most gentle, kind and humblest soul we have ever had the privilege of meeting. Asher will leave a massive, gaping casym in all of our lives.

There have been several tribute shows including:

Code of The Streets Tribute to Ras Asher with by DJ Style on Sat 11th November 8-11pm with calls coming in from so many of his friends and family you can listen to the entire 3 hour show using this link:


Another tribute show:

Conversations! with Lynn Mareno on Sunday 12th Nov – Listen Again link:


DJ Propa Soul Tribute Show Sun 12th November 10pm to Midnight.

Further details on how we as a station will honour him will be announced in due course.

May he be received well on his journey to the next Realm. Asé. 🙏



Photos & a video by Asher from the iconic Black Lives Matter Protest that took place on Sunday 20th June 2020 when the statue of slave trader, Edward Colston was torn down and thrown into the river:

Photo’s of Asher from Ujima archives:



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Miranda Rae

Miranda Rae is a Producer and Presenter with over 25 years experience of working in radio and music industries including her own weekly show on BBC Radio 5 for which she won a Sony Award and many years on the infamous Galaxy Radio where Miranda played a pivotal role in the UK’s music scene. Miranda assists in overseeing, and helps to curate over 50 programmes a week. The role is multi-faceted and includes training, broadcasting, producing, programming, supporting emerging talent, social media, PR & publicity, event management and stage management, employing many technical skills including editing and using many different software as a user and a programmer.