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    Don Jazzy’s Father Warns Nigerian Artistes Against Untimely Death

    Don Jazzy’s father, Collins Enebeli, has taken to his
    Facebook wall to share a word of advice to artistes and managers following the
    sudden death of Congolese legendary singer, Papa Wemba.
    Collins Ifeanyi Owuneme Ajere Enebeli who is also the
    President of the Artiste Manager Association in Nigeria wrote: “The sad
    news of the death of Papa Wemba is a wakeup call for artistes and their
    managers to see reason why promoters and event organisers need the services of
    healthcare service providers for artistes while on engagement for their events
    to avoid preventable fatalities as this….continue

    Most artists due to their busy schedules are known not to be
    paying enough attention to their health and listening to their bodies which may
    have been under pressure and stretched to breaking point without them knowing
    it. Artiste managers need to insist that the services of a trained health
    personnel who specialises in handling celebrities is factored into their
    performance contract to ensure that artists are well monitored and looked after
    when on professional engagement anywhere in the world. That way, risks such as
    this will be detected early enough and efforts made to seek help before it is
    too late. In the past, The King of soul music James Brown died while on a
    series of shows lined up for him. The same thing happened to the King of pop
    Michael Jackson who died while also under pressure from preparations for his
    mother of all shows ‘This is it’. We are yet to recover from the shocking news
    of the demise of the purple rain crooner Prince earlier this week and now it is
    our own dear Papa Wemba. This is the reason we must all see the need to engage
    the services of professionals like Vickie Roberts Hospitality services who had
    been a veteran advocate for our artistes to be given good health care checks
    and having standby health personnel when they are on duty call anywhere in the
    world. Like John the Baptist, she has been lending her voice to this call and
    this might just be one more last call for us to save the lives of our stars by
    doing the right thing as a stitch in time saves nine. May the soul of Papa
    Wemba rest in perfect peace”.

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