A host of celebrities turned up to eulogize fallen gospel star Papa Dennis during memorial service held at Nairobi Chapel on Monday.
Starehe MP Charles Kanyi aka Jagua, Grandpa Records CEO Refigah, Gloria Muliro, DJ Euphoric, DK Kwenye Beat, DJ Mo, Ringtone, Mr Seed and actress Martha Wanjero (Papa Dennis’ girlfriend) were among those in attendance.
Papa Dennis’ brother Simon Mwangi used his late brother’s song dubbed ‘Nashukuru’ released in 2018 to eulogize his late twin.
Papa Dennis’ girlfriend Martha Wanjero termed the late singer as an important part of her life that she has now lost.
Speaking at the funeral, Jaguar urged artistes to invest their earnings instead of rushing to live lavishly and squandering their earnings.
“hakuna kazi ikona pesa kuliko hii ya wasanii, hii muziki hii, ni wewe ujipange vizuri kwa sababu sisi ndio tunfanyanga makosa..wewe unastruggle unakua msanii then after ushapewa hit song unahamia Kileleshwa,kitu ya pili unanunua Range Rover kitu ya tatu unataka mabibi watatu. Mimi nilisema kwa ile mstari ya watu wanataka kwenda kuona Rais ni tuongee ju ya policies, kwa sa babu hakuna mtu anaeza kupangia Maisha yako. kama mimi niongee hapa niseme ukweli, mimi wakati nlikua msanii number one kwa sababau tunaanzanga na E na wale wako E ndio husumbua sana, ukifika A, one concert mtu unalipwa 1 Million, wewe niambie mama wa sukumua yule ako pale Muthurwa apate 1 million ni mgani ushaiona amehamia pale Kileleshwa?” Jaguar said
He also pledged to help the family in burial preparations.
Papa Dennis’ body will be transported to Tala today ahead of his burial which will be held on Wednesday.