Regretfully another musical hero has passed away. Mayaula Mayoni, composer of such immortal hits as "Cherie Bondowe", "Bondoki", "Nabali Misere" and many others, has died in Brussels on May 26, 2010.
He not only gained fame for his talent as a composer, rhythm guitar player and singer, but also as a football (soccer) player, with A.S Vita Club. He was never a member of Franco's Tout Puissant O.K. Jazz, but certainly a longtime associate.
More biographical details on his Facebook page.
To commemorate this great Congolese musician, I would like to post a selection of his greatest hits.
Mayaula in memoriam
Furthermore I am borrowing these videos posted by Aboubacar Siddikh, of two great compositions by the late Mayaula.
May his soul rest in peace.
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