Congolese singer Papa Wemba dies after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, media reports say

The legendary Congolese singer Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba popularly known as Papa Wemba died earlier today in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire where he participated in the Urban Music Festival Anoumabo.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that he collapsed on stage and passed away from cardiac arrest. He is one of the most popular and successful African musicians. Papa Wemba was 66 years old.

Papa Wemba will be remembered for his hit songs such as; Show Me The Way, Mwasi andRail On among others.