Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Entertainment

 

Gossip Celebrity

 

Alex Nderi aka DJ Lithium Dies at The Capital FM Offices On the 19th floor of Lonrho House Nairobi

The Capital FM fraternity is in shock after their spinmaster, Alex Nderi aka, DJ Lithium took rat poison in the media house offices, yesterday night. He passed away while receiving treatment at Nairobi hospital.

According to sources, Before the incident that eventually killed him, he deleted all his social media accounts. The only online presence he has left behind is his music mixes on the various music streaming sites.

Photo courtesy of Capital FM

He then went to end his life when he went to the bathroom leaving behind his suicide note at his desk, one that colleagues said would be left for the family to open.

After he took the poison, the deejay walked back to the offices and collapsed, with his workmates trying desperately to resuscitate him, They even called first responders, AMREF but it was too late.

Lithium who was 34-years-old, described himself as a "Music Lover", he is known for having a bias for RnB to hip hop but his strength and passion are in playing EDM and Afrohouse.

He loved his deejaying job at Capital FM where he hosted the Club Capital show, every Friday from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM and on the Jam Fridays from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Photo courtesy of Capital FM

Lithium was also a producer on Capital FM and hosted various gigs in top urban venues in Nairobi, In high school, he loved chemistry and hence decided to use Lithium as his stage name.

The late DJ will be remembered as being a talented multi-genre deejay who played everything from R&B to hip hop with EDM and Afrohouse being his standouts.

Kilimani area head of police Muturi Mbogo said that the Dj was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and was confirmed dead on arrival.

“We understand that he swallowed poison in his office after a series of events,” Mbogo said. Apparently, his death was reported to the police after he had been taken to the hospital. It was however not immediately clear what the Dj had said in his suicide note.

Photo courtesy of Capital FM

Lately, the number of Kenyans committing suicide has increased too and it's a worrying trend for young Kenyans to take their own life, majority of these incidents have been associated with severe cases of depression with so many young people killing themselves.

Kenyans have been urged to try and share their thoughts with friends and relatives to avoid such worrying occurrences, Harsh economic times and serious drugs abuse are just some of the lead causes of depression in the country.

The circumstances surrounding Alex’s death are a family matter which has been taken over by relevant authorities, the station’s management said and called on staff and the public to accord the family privacy.

“Alex was a great addition to the larger Capital FM team, encompassing great talent as a DJ, producer and possessed an interesting ”right-wing” sense of humour,” Danny Munyi, Capital FM’s Programmes Director said.

“To honour him we will celebrate him for the passion he had for this company, his direct breakfast team, his fellow mixmasters, and cherish the moments we shared with him.”

“At this difficult time, we kindly ask you to respect the family’s privacy as we all grieve Alex’s loss,” the company said.

Content created and supplied by: papafavour (via Opera News )

Alex Nderi Capital FM DJ Lithium Nairobi

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments