by Helvine Achieng
March 16, 2021
Popular musician Christian Hulu of the legendary music group Longombas has died. The singer died on Saturday while receiving treatment at Downtown Los Angeles Hospital in the US. Love Longomba, who is the late Christian's twin, was by his side during the last moments of his life.
Taking to his social media, Lovy wrote,
"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I love you, Christian, brother, friend, and partner, but Jesus loves you more. Enjoy Heaven."
"Christian was well-loved, and we celebrate his gifts and talents that he shared with the entire world. With great love and appreciation for the support and love shown to Christian by fans, family and friends, we kindly ask for privacy during this time. God bless you all, Longomba family."
In 2015, Christian was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and after surgery, he thanked God for healing him through a very trying moment of his life.
"All praises to Jesus Christ, my Lord, and saviour the giver of life." However, he later developed blood clots that required further treatment.
Lovy Longomba and his brother Christian ruled the Kenyan music scene in the early 2000s as the Longomba Brothers. They topped charts with their hits, such as Queen and Dondosa. They sang about things that affected society.
"For example, the song 'Vuta Pumz' has a club or dance feel to it, yet it tackles responsible sexual behaviour and calls on partners in a relationship to be faithful to manage the spread of HIV-Aids," Christian said in a past interview.
The duo later moved to America, where they sought to explore a different way of making music.