John De Mathew died late into the night on August 18th following a tragic road accident. You can read our flood coverage on the veteran Kikuyu Benga artiste’s death here:
True to form, the artiste has been celebrated in death with alot of people jumping onto the John De Mathew bandwagon and celebrating the many many are only coming to discover in death. But is that a bad thing? To see people genuinely moved by the loss of a clear titan of music and empathize with his loved ones is a really good thing.
And Tanzanian star Ali Kiba is a star who is all too familiar with the possibility of this being what his future entails. The guy who strikes me as rather introspective has commented on the phenomenon and what he said in an interview with Fanny is probably not what many people expected.
Ali Kiba shared his interesting take saying:
Ni vizuri nife, ni bora nife nikiwa naheshimika kuliko kufa halafu watu wataniongelelea vibaya, wamekushusha dhamani. Ukiwa mkweli kidogo ni kama hawapendi, ama hawawezi kufuatilia, mpaka uadanganye, lakini kiukweli mimi napenda kuwa real, niongee vitu vyangu, nifanya mambo yangu ambayo yako very positive.