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‘Best collabo-mate,’ Mr Lenny gives moving tribute at Kunguru’s requiem mass

Mr Lenny, who did several songs with the late Eric Okoth Onguru, popularly known as Kunguru, has paid a moving tribute to the fallen star.

While mourning the deceased at the Montezuma Monalisa funeral home on Wednesday 29, Mr Lenny said that the music industry had lost one of its best talent.

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The family, friends and several Kenyan artistes attended his funeral service ahead of his final burial, which will be on Saturday in Nyanza.

Mr Lenny recalled the moment when he first met with Kunguru after being informed that he was an upcoming artiste with a superb voice.

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Kunguru’s requiem mass at the Montezuma Monalisa funeral home. PHOTO| Wilfred Nyangaresi

The two then met to make arrangements, which led to their first collabo in 2003, where they released their hit “I Will Never Let you Go”.

Mr Lenny said that the song was written by Kunguru and became one of their best song before their second song “Baby Don’t Go”, which also performed well.

He revealed that they also recorded a number of songs that were not released and that he will talk with his producers to have one released soon as a send-off to Kunguru.

Kunguru was formerly known as a “ladies’ man,” and his style of music was attributed to this moniker. He started rapping at a young age, and in 2006, he released his first mainstream hit, “African Woman,” featuring Mr Lenny.

Kunguru was a married man who also worked in the banking industry apart from his musical career.

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