Death has again hit the Chileka based reggae group leaving them in shock following the death of the band’s long time keybodist Gift Thugo.
Thugo died on Monday at the Mulanje Mission hospital after a battle with pneumonia.
Born on 30th October, 1982, the talented keybodist started his music career in 1988 with the Wailing Brothers before he was roped in to Black Missionaries by the founder of the Blacks band late Evison Matafale.
The reigning Blacks frontman Anjiru Fumulani has described Thugo’s death as a great loss and admitted every member is in great pain.
“He has been with the group for years and we are all in great pain” said Fumulani in brief while confirming the death of Thugo.
“His passage is a big loss to us since he contributed a lot to the band. He was talented and we will miss him very much,” said Fumulani.
Wailing Brothers also paid tribute to Thugo.
“Great talent has been lost,” said Wailing Brothers Band manager Chigo Gondwe-Chokani.
“He was there in the early 1990’s when the Wailing Brothers was formed. He was there when Matafale formed the Black Missionaries Band, and we wish he were here when the Wailing Brothers relaunch Unfinished Project later this month.
“Simply put, he was talented, yet so down-to-earth and humble,” said Chigo.
Burial programme for Thugo will be announced later.
Meanwhile, condolence message are pouring in through the social media.
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