Samuel Mensah Uncle Johns Bakery CEO Passes Away From Covid

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

28 Jan 2021

CEO of London-based Ghanaian bakery business Uncle John’s Bakery Samuel Mensah has sadly passed away due to coronavirus.

Also known as Xploder during his days as an artist, he appeared on grime tracks such as “Mission Riddim” alongside D Dark, Scrufizzer, Lady Lykez, Roachee, Maxsta and Zeph Ellis, as well as D Dark’s “Be Smart” Remix with Ms Banks and Scrufizzer.

Becoming a leading figure in the baking industry Mensah was also a founding member of Dope Black Dads, a podcast and social enterprise about modern Black fatherhood. His work also got him and the Uncle Johns Bakery business recently featured in Forbes.

Tributes have come in from all over with artist like Chip, Ghetts, Saskilla all paying their respects through social media.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Mensah family and anyone else effected by this tragic loss.