Kenya’s John De’Mathew Dies In Road Accident

Renowned Kenyan Benga musician John De’Mathew died in a road accident August 18 after his car rammed into a lorry in Thika, a town 45Km away from the capital, Nairobi.

The ‘Cowboy’ singer born John Ng’ang’a met his death Sunday night while coming from a meeting in Thika.

Many of his fans and fellow musician have sent messages of condolences to the singer’s family; his fans have labelled him a true hero, true musician, mentor and an Icon.

The King Of Kikuyu music as he is otherwise known became popular with iconic songs such as ‘My Dear Nduku’, ‘Njata Yakwa’, ‘Kireke Tuturanie’, ‘Arume Kwi Na Mbu’, ‘Nengereria Kane’, ‘Meme Mene Tekeli’ and ‘Mwihuguro’. His music addressed social issues, politics, drugs and substance abuse and love.

The legendary singer is reported to have released more than 50 albums in his music career spanning over 30 years. He also lead the Tamco Sacco an organization aimed at improving artists affairs and was in the process of building a talent center and a recording studio.

Here are some of the tributes to the late singer:

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