News of Tshala Muana’s passing surprised everyone. Let’s spend a little time finding out more about the husband, family, and other information of the Congolese actress.
Famous Congo-Kinshasa singer and dancer Tshala Muana was both.
Muana, also known as “Mamu National,” is widely regarded as the “Queen of Mutuashi,” a type of traditional dance music from her home Kasai region.
She began her career in entertainment in 1977 as a dancer for the band Tsheke Tsheke Love before switching to singing.
The songs Karibu Yangu, Tshibola, Lekela Muadi, and Malu are some of Muana’s best-known compositions. The musical films La Vie est Belle and Aya of Yop City both have her music on their soundtracks.
She has also been abroad and won numerous national, regional, and international awards.
Tshala Muana Death: How Did The Musician Die?
Tshala Muana passed away at the age of 64 on December 10, 2022 in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The terrible news was confirmed by her partner, Claude Mashala, in a Facebook post. He omitted, however, to state the reason for her passing.
“In the early hours of this morning, the good Lord decided to take over the national Mamu Tshala Muana. May the good God be glorified for all the good times she has given us on this earth. Farewell Mamu from m”
Muana had spent a week in a hospital in Kinshasa. According to reports, she passed away due to respiratory issues.
Largest news outlet in the nation, 7sur7, said on Saturday that the musician’s body had been transferred to the Cinquantenaire Hospital mortuary.
There were allegations that Muana had passed away while receiving medical attention for a stroke in June 2020. But the information was untrue.
We unfortunately did not get lucky this time. Muana, who was 64 when she died, was born on May 13, 1958.
Tshala Muana Family And Husband
Tshala Muana never had a spouse. She did, however, have a relationship with Claude Mashala, her producer and companion.
In Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Elisabeth Tshala Muana Muidikay, the future Tshala Muana, was born. At the time, her hometown was a part of Belgian Congo.
Alphonsine Bambiwa Tumba worked as a housewife while her father, Amadeus Muidikayi, was a soldier.
Muana was the second of ten children and hailed from a large family.
Unfortunately, her father was killed by the Ulelist maquis in Watsha during the Congo crisis. She was then six years old.
She and her brothers were reared alone by their mother, who passed away in 2005.
Tshala Muana Net Worth At Death
Tshala Muana was reported to have a net worth of $1.5 million by All Famous Birthday. There is, however, no reputable or official report of the information.
It is hardly unexpected that Muana was a billionaire given that she was a well-known entertainer who performed as a singer, dancer, and actor.
The singer-songwriter concentrated on creating songs in the soukous, Congolese rumba, and mutuashi genres for more than three decades.
Throughout her career, Muana had contracts with Charly Records, Shanachie Records, and Celluloid Records.
She has almost 20 studio albums in her extensive music library, as well as singles including Karibu Yangu, Tshibola, Lekela Muadi, and Malu.
She also encountered some backlash, though. The National Intelligence Agency (ANR) allegedly detained Muana in November 2020 because of her song “Ingratitude.”
The song’s lyrics, which were extensively shared on social media, were about a student whose instructor lets him go to the next grade despite failing his tests.
The pupil rebels against his teacher once he leaves. Many believed that the in question song was President Felix Tshisekedi’s subtle critique of his mentor and predecessor, President Joseph Kabila.