Papa Wemba, the acclaimed king of rumba music in DR Congo is dead but he is still being remembered for his strong contribution to music industry in Africa.
According to Sodio Sengola, a friend of Papa Wemba, and the leader of the SAPE, (the Society of Ambiance and Persons of Elegance,) who was speaking on Africanews’s The Morning Call program, the king always wanted to fall with a microphone in his hand, and this vow was fulfilled.
“It appears he was the one promoting music generation in 70’s in Paris. When we look at the music in Paris his name would appear. His work were even recorded by the Black Mic Mac,” said Sodi Sengola.
When we look at the music in Paris his name would appear. His work were even recorded by the Black Mic Mac.
Sengola further said that Papa Wemba was always dedicated to his fans. Despite having been ill before, he went to perform in Abidjan to quench thirst to his supporters.
Wemba made a lot of fans across Africa and over the world with his music and riveting performances whenever and wherever he took to the stage.
Papa Wemba passed on ystd. He will be remembered for raising African Music to the international heights. RIP pic.twitter.com/5gPrF2n8bl— Tuongee 207 (@Tuongee207) April 25, 2016