Renowned musician and producer Chris Kele, real name Christopher Chipwaila, was laid to rest Sunday at Williams Village, Traditional Authority Katunga, in Chikwawa District.
The former Acacias Band member, famed for his Africulture jazz music, died on April 20 2022 at Baragwanath Hospital in South Africa. His remains arrived in the country on Friday afternoon through Chileka International Airport in Blantyre.
Several musicians Sunday described Kele as a colossus in the creative industry and that he assisted and produced music for several artists. Born in 1978, Kele, who had been in South Africa for over 11 years and hinted at his return this year, is survived by two children.—By Sam Banda Jnr