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MUSIC STAR, PAPA WEMBA IS DEAD!

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Congolese music super star, Papa Wemba, is dead. 

He died this morning while performing on stage, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He reportedly slumped and eventually gave up the ghost.

Born on June 14, 1949, his full name is Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba.

Popularly known as the King of Rhumba Rock, among his favorite songs are Yolele, Wake Up and Maria Valencia.

The late music great was said to have discovered Koffi Olomide and Fafa De Molokai, both reigning music stars, in their native Congo and even beyond.

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