A Tribute To Papa Wemba (14 June 1949 – 24 April 2016)



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…



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