King Kenny Makweng, a Gospel Singer, has Passed away
A lot of people are paying tribute to the late great gospel singer Dr. Kenny Makweng, who died on Monday night after a short illness. He was 51 years old.
As a devout Zion Christian Church (ZCC) member, Makweng became famous with his 1997 album “Eloyi Lamasabakathane” with Masogana A Kgotso. On December 31, he had a stroke and was in serious condition in the hospital until he died on Monday.
Artists and fans of gospel music have been giving Makweng’s family condolences and expressing shock at the death of a ZCC gospel music legend. ZCC gospel music is a type of gospel music that started in the ZCC church.
It wasn’t a good night. I really liked your music and called you Malome wa bana baka, which means uncle to my kids. On social media, Dr. Winnie Mashaba talks about a person who never held grudges and treated everyone with a lot of love and respect.
Thank you, Mokone, for all the moments we’ve made together. It will be really hard for me to live without your voicenotes calling me “sister” and how you always made sure we were okay. that message of re paletswe ke go diša messed up my night yesterday, I really hoped they would let me know how much better you were, she said.
Thurlani Mthimunye, a longtime friend and backup singer, wrote, “I wish someone could wake me up and tell me it’s just a dream.” Friends, my brother Dr. Kenny Makweng has died. Rest in peace. I hoped you’d wake up, but only God knows for sure.
We still can’t say anything. We’ve been broken and numb since last night, when we heard about your death. This is terrible and heartbreaking news. We’re sorry about your family and the boys. May God give them the strength they need right now. A member of the Sione Gospel group Wacha Mkhukhu Wachumilo writes, May your beautiful soul find peace, Makweng.
Mamweng, who was born in Mpumalanga, got his start in the music business in 1987 as a founding member of the late Charles Nkosana Kodi’s Nkosana and Stocks and Stocks gospel band in Mabopane.
He was on the group’s first record, A Ba Rapele Ka Nnete, which was produced by Solomon Molokwane, better known as Solly Moholo.
Makweng moved back to Mpumalanga after his father died in 1994. He stopped being a member of Stocks and Stocks before being convinced to start recording music again in 1997. In that year, he put out Eloyi Lamasabakathane with Masogana A Kgotso. It was the first of many projects he worked on before he died.
Makweng was a recording artist for 27 years and worked with greats in the music industry like the late Oleseng Shuping, Nkosana, and Lucas “Mojeremane” Xale on “The Rock.” He also worked with other singers, like the late Nana Coyote. One of the groups Makweng made was Bafana Ba Mmino. Another is Kenny with Friends.
Let us remember Dr. Kenny Makweng’s resounding notes of his faith and the harmonies that went beyond time in the holy echoes of Gospel music. His melodies will always be a part of the symphony of eternity, leading us through the halls of hope and kindness.
Zion Afrika, a gospel group, says on social media that his music touched many hearts and left a lasting impression on the spirits of those who listened.
Lesiba Movalo, a friend and church member, said that Makweng is a singer with a big heart.
I remember that when he released the album “Ke Mosione” in 2015, everyone had to really think about their faith and relationship with God of Mount Zion.
When he was having doubts, he sang this song to tell everyone that my baptism in this church will last forever and that no one can question my relationship with this God. The music world has lost a giant, says Movalo.
Makweng’s funeral will take place on Sunday in Mpumalanga. Information about his mourning service on Friday will likely be released later today.