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WATCH: Colonel Mustapha narrates struggles with ailing mum in new hit, ‘Umenikumbuka’

Rapper Colonel Mustapha has expressed his profound appreciation to his fans with the release of a touching Thanksgiving song titled “Umenikumbuka” months after they rallied behind him during a challenging period.

The song, which was uploaded on YouTube on October 30, 2023, serves as a heartfelt acknowledgment to the fans and supporters who stood by Colonel Mustapha and his family when he shared the news of his mother’s illness on social media.

In “Umenikumbuka,” Colonel Mustapha recounts the emotional turmoil he faced when his mother fell ill.

“My mother was sick, and I spent most of the time crying. I could not sleep; depression took away my happiness. I did not know I would be up again, but my fans came through for me. I am a legend without money, but thank you, my fans. God saved me and remembered me at that low moment,” he shared in the song.

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Expressing a deep sense of gratitude, the rapper affirmed his commitment to living a purposeful life after the challenging period.

“I have decided to live for this God who saved me. I was wrong, but I will never misuse any opportunity again.”

The song has resonated with fans, amassing over 50,000 views on YouTube since its release, a testament to the rapper’s connection with his audience.

Colonel Mustapha has not only been a pillar of strength for his mother, Fatuma Idd, who is currently responding well to cancer treatment, but he has also faced personal financial struggles.

In June, he shared the initial challenges the family encountered when covering the costly chemotherapy sessions, each exceeding Ksh100,000.

Despite the financial strain, Mustapha’s family united to support his mother through 23 radiotherapy sessions, demonstrating resilience and solidarity during the difficult times.

Mustapha’s mother got sponsorship for cancer treatment from HCGCCK Cancer Center, which will help cover the cost of his mother’s cancer treatment.