Papa Wemba’s wife unable to speak during AFRIMA gala

All Africa Music Awards gala was held last Sunday at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria – and late Rhumba maestro Papa Wemba was among the artistes honored for their contribution in putting African music on a global map.

Papa Wemba’s wife and daughter were present to receive the accolade on behalf of the fallen legendary singer.

However, the widow was unable to speak to the gathering following deep emotions of sadness that had engulfed her.

Her daughter took to the stage to speak on behalf of the family, where she thanked Africa as a whole for supporting the family during and after the death of Papa Wemba.

Papa Wemba’s daughter performed a rendition of one of her late father’s songs.

Papa Wemba died after collapsing in a festival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in April this year.


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