It’s not news for the interwebs to send prominent people to imaginary graves. It is rare for a month to go by before someone mostly, a celeb somewhere, is ‘killed’ by the internet.
The most recent one is Tanzanian superstar Lucas Mkenda popularly known by his stage name Mr Nice, he has become the latest victim to be killed by the keyboard.
Famed for his many hit songs including ‘Kidali Po’ and ‘Fagilia’, singer has been struggling to make a comeback after years of obscurity, was recently in Kenya to promote his comeback album ‘Kioo’, in a bid to revive his music career.
His fans were shocked to learn that Mr Nice was no more, they poured on social media in their numbers to post messages of condolence only to realise later that it was just a rumour, and a bad one at that.
Days later, the singer has addresses the rumours by condemning a new outlet for spreading the fallacy;
“Sometimes to be silent is a very big answer for fool peoples….na bado mtaniombea sana mabaya lakini haitakuwa…kituo kikubwa cha habari kama East African vibes mnathubutu kuaminisha watu mambo ya uongo na ya kutengeneza bila hata kujali kuwa mnaniumiza vipi kwa upande wangu.
Mungu awarejeshee kadri ya mstahilivyo kwake. Hii si mara ya kwanza kunizulia kifo na mambo mabaya. Sijui nimewahi kuwakosea nini au ni kwa vile sinaga tabia za unyenyekeaji wa kinafki muacheni aliyeniumba aniamulie hatma ya maisha yangu please 13/12/2016″.