5 Black musicians who died while performing

Francis Akhalbey August 22, 2018

5 Black musicians who died while performing

Papa Wemba — Photo Credit: fr.trace.tv

Papa Wemba

Born with the name Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, Congolese singer Papa Wemba started his career in religious choirs and then became one of Congo’s most sought-after music legends. In his special genre, Congolese rumba or soukous, he chalked up success after success including hit records L’Esclave and Le Voyageur with his bands Zaiko Langa Langa, Isifi and Viva La Musica.

Wemba collapsed while performing at the Urban Music Festival of Anoumabo (FEMUA) in Ivory Coast in 2016. He died before he could be taken to the hospital.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: August 22, 2018


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