Legendary Congolese musician Simaro Massiya popularly known as the poet has passed on in Paris, France at the age of eighty one.
This is a few days after celebrating his birthday on the 19th of March. He was multitalented and played the guitar, a songwriter and bandleader. He was also a member of the soukous band TPOK Jazz which was the crème Del a crème in Congolese music scene in the 60’s and 80’s.
The father of six was part of a revolutionary sound of music in DRC and is celebrated globally for his songs.