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BREAKING NEWS: Legendary Zimbabwean Singer ANDY BROWN Passes Away! R.I.P

Filed under : Entertainment, Music

I am a little devastated to hear that famed Zimbabwean singer, Andy Brown passed away.  He was 50 years old at the time of his passing.

Andy Brown

The former Ilanga band member (remember them?) died at the capital city, Harare’s Parirenyatwa Hospital just after 4PM local time today (Friday, March 16th, 2012). Apparently the singer had been battling pneumonia and his condition deteriorated late Thursday leading to his admission in hospital. Andy, who had just returned from Switzerland, was working on a new album.

Andy was part of the hugely successful band, Ilanga made up of  Don Gumbo, Busi Ncube and Comrade Chinx. They disbanded and Andy went solo forming his own band, Andy Brown & The Storm.

Andy became popular with songs such as Mapurisa, Fiona, Daisy, Sweet Chariot, Tongogara, Tichangoshaina and many others.

Here’s some of Ilanga’s famous songs. By the way, Ilanga used to be my momma’s favorite group back in her the day.

Check it, Shosholoza:


Funeral arrangements are expected to be announced.

Rest in peace Andy.

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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