I remember listening to Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba as a little boy. He was Papa Wemba and all of Africa should be proud of this African maestro who showcased the continent’s rich culture during his time on earth.
I will always remember this Congolese- born musician for hits like Yolele and So Why which he did with fellow Maestros Youssou N’Dour, Lagbaja, jabu Khayile, Lucky Dube and Bayete-Lordes
Papa Wemba died today of a cardias arrest after the stage on which he was performing collapsed in Cote d’Ivoire.
Africa has lost another son to our cultural careless but God knows best. I can hear the wails from Congo tonight. And we in Nigeria mourn with you.
Wake up Africa…Adieu to the King of Rhumba Rock!
You are missed…