Tunakie's Tribute Concert Details

Celebrating the life of the Shambo queen

By  | May 01, 2021, 11:24 AM 

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Industry colleagues and fans of the late Shambo queen Maria Tuna-Omukwathi Uushona affectionally known as Tunakie, are expected to celebrate the life of the late widely respected musician this weekend through a special tribute concert.

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This was communicated through a flyer that has been circulating on social media shared by numerous artists who were close to the late musician. According to the flyer, the tribute concert will take place at the Zoo Park in Windhoek this coming Sunday and it is expected to start at 17:00 pm.

Namibian artists such as award-winning musician Top Cheri, Jackson Wahengo, Jericho, and Lady Dyna are set to perform at the concert as they honour the legacy she leaves behind and how she impacted the lives of many people through her music.

The funeral details of the late musician have not yet been made public as she passed on in South Africa. Tunakie's untimely passing left the nation shook, on Sunday when news of her passing went viral on social media.

Speaking to The Namibian her sister Secilia Aludiku, broke her silence following her passing and recounted the last day she spoke to her sister.

"The last time I spoke to her she said she was not well. When I saw her message I said It is well sisi you will be fine, and that is the last time I spoke to my sister," she told the publication.

Tunakie passed on after collapsing at her salon in South Africa and her sister said a lady who was with her said after collapsing she was rushed to the hospital.

"She said your sister came to work at 8 am, as usual. She said around 10-11, she ate her food and walked out from the salon and went near the place (salon) to a market. When she came back she started saying she was not feeling well , she was feeling hot. When she stood up from the chair, she fell down and they rushed her from the hospital,"

Secilia said according to the doctor when she arrived at the hospital Tunakie was not responding. Celebrities including the likes of DJ Kaboz, Gazza, Pombili, Shilongo, and Sunny Boy have paid tribute to the late artist.

Tunakie's passion and love for music was unmatched. She is comparable to Miriam Makeba, Sibongile Khumalo and Angelique Kidjo. Having performed in countries such as the United States, Europe, Dubai and China she cemented herself as a queen in her genre and won the hearts of many people who respected and celebrated her craft.

Rest in peace Tunakie.

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