TRAGEDY: 13 Members Of Five Stars Modern Taarab Die In Accident


Taarab fans across East Africa have been dealt a blow after the death of 13 members of the Five Stars Modern Taarab Band in Tanzania.

The deadly accident occured at Mikumi, near Morogoro.

Among the dead include lead Singers Issa Kijoti and  Husna Mapunda (Pictured below), Hamisa Omary, the wife of another artiste, Mussa Mipango. Solo guitarist Shebe Juma, bass guitarist Omary Hashim, and a band assistant identified only as Omary aka Tall.

DEAD: The ever beauftiful and graceful, Husna Mapunda

The loss of the 13 members comes barely two years after the launch of the Taarab band, on the 24th July 2009.

Below are some pictures of the Band members celebrating the launch of their band….on that day two years ago….and as fate would have it, they have died and left us in tears….

Bass Guitarist Omary Hashim, also died in the accident
We Will Miss you.......
The beautiful ladies of Five Stars Modern Taarab....R.I.P.

Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete has already issued a condolence message following this tragedy.

20 thoughts on “TRAGEDY: 13 Members Of Five Stars Modern Taarab Die In Accident

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  1. Inna lillahi waina ileyhi rajiun.Hili ni pigo kubwa sana kwetu kuwapoteza nyie wapendwa.Nini kinachoendelea kwa wasanii wetu jamani! ni uwannga? la! ni kutojali? la! ni nini basi?Pumzikeni japo mmetuacha na upweke mkubwa.wasanii wengine jifunzeni kutoka kwa haya kueni waangalifu barabarani.

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  2. Ina Lillahi wa Inailayhi Rajiun. Condolences to the deceased families and to the entire nation. here back in kenya,We are all morning together.we miss u and we will never 4get u R.i.P

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  3. i witnessed that accident. I was traveling from Nakonde to Dar es salaam via tunduma. Like we`ve always said the overspeeding of these drivers is costing alot of tanzanian lives those beutiful ladies ladies you see on top were cut in pieces, it wasn`t a pretty sight at all. maybe its time you started educating your drivers.

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  4. Ina Lillahi wa Inailayhi Rajiun. Condolences to the deceased families and to the entire nation. We are all morning together.

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  5. am so saddened by this occurrence.I heard the news on bbc/swahili this morning…..kenyan media coverage wanting on this

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