Thursday, February 13, 2014

Kester Emeneya gone

I was working on my college work and trying to finish up a post when I found the news that I did not want to hear and want to be so true. This news just completely disgusts me dearly. 

It is the day that we can announce that Congolese singer Kester Emeneya has died. He was one great moment for the band Viva La Musica which is owned by Papa Wemba. When Kester Emeneya and Papa Wemba were together, they were able to produce some great songs together and their choir together was great and you could not deny their greatness together. 

Kester Emeneya started his own group around 1982 when he formed the group Victoria Elesien. This band is where Kester Emeneya as we know became known to everyone. He managed to make memorable songs and make some great grounds with his songs. 

What is sad is that part of the reason of Kester's death was because the death of Tabu Ley when he was already deeply sick. Clearly Rochereau's death had a major impact on King Kester and it was said that he did not take the news well. This was a major part of that further made Kester's health much worse. 

Kester Emeneya lived a great life as a singer and he was actually planning to build a house that he could make so he could have a better opportunity to make music in the near future. Some people of course were not happy at all hearing but I found to be a good thing. He was planning to get help from people from Washington DC. 

Regardless, it is terrible that we are beginning in 2014 with some terrible tragedy in African music. It is so unofrtunate that we lost one great Congolese artist and African artist. It is so sad. My hearts goes to his family and friends. RIP Kester Emeneya. 

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