There was a time that the group Longombas dominated the Kenyan music scene with songs like “Vuta Pumz”, “Dondosa’’, “Piga Makofi’’ and ‘’Shika More’’.
That time was in the mid-2000s when the group that consisted of 2 brothers, turned to gold. But a few years later they were just a memory as they both relocated to the USA, a fact that most Kenyans became aware of after one half of the duo passed on mid this month.
Christian, who was the younger of the two, died after a long struggle with a brain tumour. His brother Lovy, has decided to visit Kenya after 16 years, days after the burial of his brother in Los Angeles, California.
“I came back home in honor of my brother Christian. This trip was supposed to be made by me and him at some point this year but God had other plans.’’
While in Kenya, Lovy will be meeting with family and friends to pay their respects to Christian as well as sharing details of Christian’s final moments and wishes.
“It’s truly overwhelming. I must confess that the love we have received is so far healing us. Christian stood for his love for God, family and music. His unique voice like my late father Lovy Senior will be in the hearts of Kenyans forever.” said Lovy.
Will he be releasing any music? “It will take me some time to work on music again because my partner is no longer here with me. I need to heal. Christian was still writing with me even when he could not record. We have so many songs, maybe at some point I will put them out.”
But he said that he would be open to working with other Kenyan artists when the time is right.
Lovy said he was proud of the legacy the Longombas built during a defining moment in the Kenya music industry, “We pioneered and changed the sound of local music. We raised the standard so high when it came to performing and stage presence.”