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Heavy hearts: Celebrities mourn gospel star Ngashville ahead of burial

Several Kenyan celebrities took to social media and an exclusive dashboard to condole with the family of the late Anthony Ng’ang’a alias Ngashville following his sudden death on Sunday, August 21, 2022.

The news was initially broken to Kenyans by gospel singer Daddy Owen who said that Ngashville passed away after complaining of a stomach ache.

“He was taken ill on Thursday 11th August with what he thought to be a bout of food poisoning.

He got some over-the-counter meds to treat the symptoms and took time to rest. He sought medical attention on Friday 19th of August,” Daddy Owen stated.

“Medication was prescribed and he returned home. He was in high spirits anticipating a full recovery, however on Saturday, his health took a turn for the worse and he began to vomit blood.

He was dashed to the hospital on Saturday evening, and upon arrival, it was established that he had very low blood pressure and was recommended immediate admission to HDU.

The doctors worked hard to stabilize him and established that he had a severe blood infection,” he explained.

Also read: RIP! Last moments of gospel artiste who died after complaining of stomach ache

“Efforts to treat him were commendable, however, the infection had affected his kidneys and liver function and he was put on life support in the ICU.

The doctor’s worked tirelessly to manage the situation but the infection had taken a toll on his body and caused multiple organ failures.

The doctor’s advised the family to say their goodbyes and within the hour, Ngash peacefully rested at 7:50 pm on Sunday 21st August,” Daddy Owen revealed.

Below are some heartbreaking messages of condolences in remembrance of Ngashville from several celebs:

Pitson Legrand

“I didn’t know you well Ngash Ville, I guess by the time I was active in the industry, you had moved on to other stuff.

But just by looking at your life, family values and hearing stories from people around you, I know, you are definitely someone I would have enjoyed working with. RIP. Bro.”


“G! I am finding it hard to recalibrate my dreams and exclude you coz you were always meant to be by my side when I succeed, fail etc.

Who is going to encourage me, love me and rebuke me like you did? I’m yet to come to terms that my confidant and best friend is no more!

I am however encouraged and assured you are in that place we always wanted to end up, God smiling saying ‘Karibu G, tumekungoja sana’… I love you Mukeru aka Ngashville aka My Ngite aka G!”


“Ute aka Big Jinga aka Big fool.. these are amongst the names we used to call each other (with Dunco also).

I met you in high school and we later met at EAST Church and we went from being classmates to church mates.

Not long after that, we became bandmates and you became my best friend after we decided to also become housemates.

You are a generous and kind person, I can’t even tabulate the number of times you have come through for me as a pal.

You always went out of your way to help people without expecting anything in return.

I shall not forget the memories we built together, the challenges we overcame, and the victories we celebrated.

A tribute to you would require me to publish a whole book. I finish by saying the bond between friends is beyond the mortal world and I will still feel you, Ngashville, with me every day.”

Libaze Waka, a Nation FM presenter.

“Ngash, it was heartbreaking to hear of your sudden departure. Your music played a major role in my early days as a young Christian.

My favourite song from you is ‘fanana naye’ and when I last saw you at the T.S.O Legends edition, I was reminded of the purity of the gospel industry when musicians like you filled the airwaves with transforming music.

Thank you for planting good seed in the gospel industry. May you rest in the arms of the one you sang for. We will miss you greatly.”

Several other celebs who sent in their condolences included Collins Injera, Mwende Macharia, Terence Creative, Pinky Ghelani, Jacky Vike, Kambua, Ringtone, DK Kwenya Beat, Kalekye Mumo, Avril and DJ Sadic among many others.

Ngashville is set to be buried in Githunguri, Kiambu County on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 10 am.

His memorial service is scheduled for Friday, August 26, at the Nairobi Chapel, Ngong Road from 10 am.

Rest in Peace Ngashville. We as Nairobi News offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers to everyone bereaved by this unexpected death.

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