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RIP! K-Rupt’s only surviving brother dies

By Winnie Mabel September 7th, 2022 2 min read

Music producer, sound engineer, graphic and web designer Hilton Mwakio alias Mwax the Herbalist is dead.

According to information reaching Nairobi News on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Mwax passed on yesterday, Tuesday, September 6, 2022, but the cause of death is yet to be known.

Mwax is believed to be the last known surviving member of his nuclear family after his mother passed on in March 2021, and his late legendary brother K-rupt, born Carlton Williams Bongo Juma, died in November 2003.

In one of his last messages before his untimely death, Mwax encouraged followers to make their hearts happy.

“Make your hearts happy by any means necessary, just laugh and everything will go away eventually, Something always works out, by the way, it always works out. Believe it or not,” said Mwax.

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In 2018, he revealed that he once faced death when he was going through depression and nothing helped him overcome it.

“…Depression is real. It comes in many forms and people have many go-to’s to remove depression. For me, it was eating, for some other people, it is drinking and whatnot.

But then when that doesn’t work out the next step is death and I almost faced death, I almost died because I literally broke my heart, not because of eating but because nothing was working to remove the depression and in that hospital, I learnt that the best thing to do to avoid depression is just making your heart happy,” added Mwax.

The late Mwax was the founder of Herbal Records Production House and worked with big names including Wyre the Lovechild, Nazizi Hirji, Bigpin Jatelo and many other artists.

Mwax founded Herbal Records with his late brother, K-Rupt, who wanted to build his own musical identity through an independent production house. Mwax took over the reins as producer. Before going on to head the music label.

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