Rhumba musician Papa Wemba dies at 67 after fainting on stage (VIDEO)

Rhumba musician Papa Wemba dies at 67 after fainting on stage (VIDEO)

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Famous Congolese musician Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba commonly know as Papa Wemba is dead.

Papa Wemba is reported to have fainted on the stage of Femua  in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday where he participated in the Urban Music Festival Anoumabo.

There after he is reported to have died out of Cardiac arrest. However, no official confirmation has since been given about his death.

Papa Wemba was one of the very first musicians to join the famous Soukous band, Zaiko Langa Langa when it was created in 1962 in Kinshasa.

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He is also credited with mentoring  musicians such as  Koffi Olomide.

He will be remembered for his hit songs such as; Show Me The Way, Mwasi and Rail On.

Click next to view the video that shows him collapsing during the performance.

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