January 28, 2022

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Congo Rumba star General Defavo dies

Congo Rumba star General Defavo dies

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General Defavo died of an illness in Cameroon on Monday. He must be 63 years old by December 31st. This talented musician came there last week to give a private concert.

With our representative in Kinshasa, Commander Mujembe Commander

Lulendo Matumona, whose real name is Duala, died at a clinic in Doula. According to the Kinshasa daily Reference Plus, The artist was suffering from medical problems: diabetes merged Kovid19. As soon as he reached Cameroon, he was struck by epilepsy and immediately rushed to Laquintini Medical Center.

He was a talented musician, he danced all over Africa, testifying to Tom Mpiana, the great patron who cannot be comforted today. General Defavo had to understand some of the more successful titles, such as Radio Trotoir, Familille Kikuta or Amore Skoiler.


He started making music in neighborhood groups in 1976 in Matadi. Between 1983 and 1991, the man created a cult of Jaiko Wawa and Choke Stars before founding his own group, the Big Stars, in 1991.

He also sang with other celebrities such as General Defavo Carlito and Debaba. And many music lovers will long remember the duet performed by singer Mbilia Belle on the initiative of the late Simaro Lutumba Ndomanyuno.

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