Singer Nyota Ndogo has refuted word doing rounds that her brother singer Juma Tutu has passed on.
In a post on social media, Nyota says that the rumors are and unfounded and threw her friends and loved ones into a panic.
“Sijui kwanini Mtu atashea kitu kama hiki kabla kujulia habari hizi kutoka kwa familia.my brother sio TOTO NI TUTU..najaribu kufikiria habari hizi zingemfikia mamaangu kwanza kabla mtu mwengine na mwenyewe hasikii poa si anauliwa na mshitiko tu jamani.i got so many calls today mie mwenyewe nimepata tumbo la Muharo gafla.kweli yote Tisa damu nzito kuliko maji” she wrote
Turns out fans confused the singer’s brother with legendary singer Juma Toto who passed away on Wednesday.
The 70-year-old benga maestro is said to have fallen on his way home on Friday at Jerusalem Estate in Nairobi and underwent a head surgery at Kenyatta Hospital. However, the Benga star failed to make it out of the ICU after a delicate operation to put together his skull that had split.
The Benga maestro is famed for his hit, FC Gor mahia released in 1970 which later became the club’s anthem.
Nyota Ndogo’s brother Juma Tutu on the other hand is a celebrated swahili Jazz maestro based in Mombasa.
He joined Bango Sounds in 2000, since he was highly inspired by Mzee Ngala, one of the greatest saxophonists in the Coast. In September 2000 Juma joined Wazalendo Band where for the first time he played as the main saxophonist till early 2001 when he got the chance to join the Mushrooms band.
He is the founder of Juma Tutu and the swahili jazz band which he founded in 2012