Sunday, April 24, 2016

Papa Wemba dies at 67

Congolese rumba music legend, Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage while performing in Abidjan in the early hours of Sunday. He was 67 years old.

Wemba was born in  the Kasai-Oriental province, Democratic Republic of Congo and started his career at the age of 20. He went on to become one of the most influential African artists of our time and was known as the King of Rumba Rock.

He discovered Koffi Olomide, another successful African musical artist and created SAPE, the Society of Ambianceurs and Elegant People.

May he RIP.

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