The world is mourning the Congolese music superstar, Aurlus Mabele’s death.
The king of soukous commonly known by most of his fans across the globe as the King of soukous died in Paris, France on Thursday.
According to multiple sources, unconfirmed reports indicated that the legend died of coronavirus. He had been sickling for some time before his demise.
The musician’s eath was confirmed by his daughter Liza Monet, a French singer – songwriter of Reunion.
“My dad died of coronavirus this morning…Thank you for honoring his memory …,” Liza twitted.
The deceased founded Loketo group in 1980s and made great hits that climbed top charts in Africa and across the globe.
The coronavirus has caused havoc in the entire world; thousands of people have lost their lives while several states are struggling to control its spread by putting up measures and restrictions to control the epidemic.
Mabele and his musical partner, Diblo Dibala has sold more than 10 million records during their more than 30 years of music career.
Some of his major hits include “Embargo”, “Loketo”, “Vacances aux Antilles”, “Zebola”, and “Waka Waka”.
Coronavirus has turned out to a major threat in the entire globe with many countries already feeling its negative effects.
Africa and Kenya to be specific isn’t exceptional, the country’s economy has adversely affected with the majority of the citizens staying at home.
President Uhuru Kenyatta recently announced various measures which his government had put in place to contain and prevent the spread of the virus. So far, seven cases have been confirmed COVID – 19 positive.
Uhuru called on Kenyans to work from home so as to minimize contacts with the virus as one of the measures.
Schools, government offices, private sector, businesses, universities, among other important institutions have since remained closed.
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