Award-winning Kenyan gospel singer Dennis Mwangi, popularly known as Papa Dennis, has been found dead in Nairobi.
The singer’s lifeless body was found near Jubilee Party Headquarters in Pangani, Nairobi in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Mwangi is said to have fallen from the 7th floor of Kirima building after a studio session, according to witnesses.
Police officers investigating the incident told a local publication they suspect suicide due to depression.
Youtuber and comedian Terence Creative posted on Twitter: “Rest in peace, Papa Dennis. May God protect us, artists. Something must be addressed”
Gospel musician Daddy Owen, who previously did a number of songs with the deceased, said he went to the scene after the news broke and found his body on the ground.
“Wen I 1st heard abt his passing I rushed to the scene just to confirm its true.. Reaching I found like only 4 people there n they pointed at a lifeless body which I had to confirm is Papa Dennis..was a very sad scene. RIP Papa. I will share more soon,” Owen wrote on Twitter
Papa won several awards, including a trophy in the 2015 Mwafaka Awards, 2016 and 2017 Pulse Music Video Awards, the 2018 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) and 2019 Dear Awards.
His songs include; Tornado, Nashukuru, Mayaya, Foundation (featuring Daddy Owen), Wabebe, among others.