Tshala Muana death news has shocked everyone. Let us take some time to learn about the Congolese star’s husband, family, and other details.
Tshala Muana was a famous singer and dancer from Congo-Kinshasa.
Nicknamed “Mamu National,” Muana is widely considered the “Queen of Mutuashi,” a traditional dance music form from her native Kasai region.
Starting her entertainment career as a dancer for the music band Tsheke Tsheke Love in 1977, she later turned to sing.
Muana is best known for songs like Karibu Yangu, Tshibola, Lekela Muadi, and Malu. Her music has also been featured in the soundtrack of Congolese musical films La Vie est Belle and Aya of Yop City.
Likewise, she has been on international tours and attained several national, regional and global awards.
Tshala Muana Death: How Did The Musician Die?
On December 10, 2022, Tshala Muana died in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at 64.
Her partner, Claude Mashala, confirmed the sad news in a Facebook post. However, he did not mention the cause of her death.
“In the early hours of this morning, the good Lord decided to take over the national Mamu Tshala Muana. May the good God be glorified for all the good times she has given us on this earth. Farewell Mamu from m,” he wrote.
Muana had been in a Kinshasa hospital for a week. She had reportedly succumbed to respiratory complications.
On Saturday, the country’s largest news site, 7sur7, noted that the music artist’s body was taken to the Cinquantenaire Hospital morgue.
In June 2020, there were rumors that Muana had died when she was hospitalized after suffering a stroke. But the news was false.
However, we were not lucky this time. Born on May 13, 1958, Muana was 64 at death.
Tshala Muana Family And Husband: Who Is She Survived By?
Tshala Muana was never married. However, she was in a relationship with her producer and companion, Claude Mashala.
Tshala Muana was born Élisabeth Tshala Muana Muidikay in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her hometown was then part of the Belgian Congo.
Her Father, Amadeus Muidikayi, was a soldier, whereas her mother, Alphonsine Bambiwa Tumba, was a homemaker.
Muana came from a big family and was the second of ten children.
Unfortunately, the Ulelist maquis murdered her Father in Watsha during the Congo crisis. She was six at the time.
Her mother singlehandedly raised her and her siblings but passed away in 2005.
What Was Tshala Muana Net Worth At Death?
All Famous Birthday mentions that Tshala Muana had a net worth of $1.5 million. However, there is no official or verified report of the information.
Given that Muana was a prominent entertainer – a singer, dancer, and Actor, it is not surprising that she was a millionaire.
For over three decades, the singer-songwriter focused on making music of genres like Soukous, Congolese rumba, and Mutuashi.
Muana was signed with Charly Records, Shanachie Records, and Celluloid Records throughout her career.
Her prolific music collection includes over 20 studio albums and hits such as Karibu Yangu, Tshibola, Lekela Muadi, and Malu.
However, she also came across some controversy. In November 2020, the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) reportedly arrested Muana for her song Ingratitude.
The song, widely circulated over social media, had lyrics centered around a student whose teacher allows him to move to the next grade even though he does not pass his exams.
When he passes, the student turns against his teacher. The song in question was interpreted by many to be an implicit criticism of President Felix Tshisekedi toward President Joseph Kabila, his former mentor, and predecessor.