Papa Wemba, may your rhumba soul rest in perfect peace. Thank you for the beauty you shared in your music and dance . You will definitely be missed!
Papa Wemba 66 year old Congolese star collapsed while performing on stage at the FEMUA 2016 festival in Abidgan and died , a video shows dancers continuing to dance without even been aware he had collapsed. This is so tragic .
Papa Wemba ( born Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba )is a voice to reckon in the Afriacn music industry. One of the most affluent and flamboyant musician in Africa ,an icon in his own right and a world music star .He is known to be the pioneer of the African Rhumba rock ,music and dance and combined it with western style to bring out a unique rock style. He is a legend , another great one has been lost here.
Here’s a video of the actual tragic event from Facebook .https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=235886290103260&id=100010456724586
Our condolences to his family !
Rest in perfect !