Congolese musician General Defao is dead

By Vincent Kejitan | 4 months ago
The late General Defao [Courtesy]

Renowned Congolese singer and songwriter Lulendo Matumona aka General Defao is dead.

Defao, 62, died on Monday, December 27, at the Laquintinie Hospital in Douala, Cameroon, where he was admitted.

The Sala Noki singer will be fondly remembered for his melodious voice and silky dance moves that lit up audiences.

Musicians Ferre Gola and Fally Ipupa were among the first ones to convey their condolences, describing his demise as a loss for Africa.


His problems were compounded when he found himself on the wrong side of the Kenyan law in 2001 and was locked at Nairobi’s Industrial Area prison before being bailed out by a friend.

Despite the troubles that he faced in the past few years, Defao is still lauded as one of the finest Congolese musicians of his generation.

May his soul rest in peace.

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