Tunakie's Sister Breaks Her Silence

She reveals how the musician passed on

By  | Apr 28, 2021, 05:06 PM 

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The passing of the late Shambo queen Maria Tuna-Omukwathi Uushona affectionally known as Tunakie, has left the entire entertainment industry shocked and many are still coming to terms with her untimely passing.

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Messages of condolences have been pouring in for her family and may have been paying tribute to her on social media by sharing clips from her music video.

Speaking to The Namibian her sister Secilia Aludiku, broke her silence following her passing and recounted the last day she spoke to her sister. She said before her passing, Tunakie sent her a text message and told her that she was not feeling well. Secillia said she wished her a speedy recovery in hopes that she would get better.

"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.

Gazza recently tweeted, "Saddened by the news of the legendary Tunakie’s passing  I’m sending all my strength and condolences to her friends and family,"

@Bigben tweeted, "My condolences to the family, fans, and Friends for the loss of a fellow musician Tunakie Meme Waakwana. We will remember the music and person of Tuna. We met a long time ago in Windhoek West and gotten to share space and stage.#rip."

Tunakie is survived by her beautiful children and her husband. The musician enjoyed the motherhood journey and interview with 99fm she said, “Being a mother is very beautiful. It’s smooth, it’s not as I expected and after the twins, I got a daughter and it’s like having my best friend. When I look at them I get empowered to work hard.”

Rest peace Tunakie.

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