Kenyan musician John De' Mathew has died in a car crash, police say. The singer was popular for his style of music known as Benga and recorded more than 50 albums.
Kenyan musician John De' Mathew has died in a fatal car crash, police said .
The singer, real name John Ng'ang'a, was driving alone in his car in Nairobi Sunday night when he ran into a truck, Kenyan police said in a statement on Monday.He was coming from a fundraiser where he had also performed, according to a local media report.De'Mathew regularly sang in Kenya's Kikuyu language and was popular for his style of music known as Benga, which featured fast-paced guitar tunes.Kenyan's vice president William Ruto paid tribute to the singer and described him as an eloquent performer whose lyrics tackled social problems.Read More"De Mathew was a great composer of Kikuyu lyrics, which carried undertones of societal ills, including alcoholism and promoting peace and cohesion in society," Ruto said in a post on Twitter.De Mathew was a great composer of Kikuyu lyrics, which carried undertones of societal ills, including alcoholism and promoting peace and cohesion in society.Read more: CNN Breaking News
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