Papa Wemba, Congo music star, dies after stage collapse
Congolese music maestro, Papa Wemba who real names are Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba has died. Papa Wemba died fter collapsing on stage in concert in Ivory Coast. He died aged 66 years,
Footage from the show in Ivory Coast showed him slumped on stage. His dancers, unaware of what was happening, continued to perform before rushing to his aid.
Papa Wemba is said to have suffered a seizure while performing in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and died on 24 April 2016.
In a career spanning almost half a century, Wemba became known as the “the king of Congolese rumba”.
He was also a style icon, popularising the cult movement known as the Sapeurs.
The young men who make up the Sapeurs take great pride in their appearance, spending huge amounts of money on designer clothes.