Legendary singer Ntate Tshepo Tshola died. It has been reported that the music legend has passed away. It is has been announced that the songwriter has been in hospital after he contracted Covid-19.
Due to complication caused by the virus the internationally renowned musician died on Thursday, 15 July. According to an article written by Lesotho Express, the jazz legend’s brother Liteboho Tshola said he got ill last week and was admitted to hospital after he tested for Covid-19.
Ntate Tshepo Tshola was a lead vocalist for the popular Lesotho band, Sankomota alongside Moss Nkofo before he embarked on a solo career. The band has gone on to release a couple of albums. He has been in the music industry for more than 40 years.
He joined teen boy band The Lesotho Blue Diamonds as a vocalist early in 1970. The iconic musician Tshepo Tshola has worked with the likes of Jub Jub, Thandiswa Mazwai and the late Hugh Masekela in South Africa.
He died this morning in his home village of Teyateyaneng in Lesotho, his country of birth. The musician was 66 years old when he died. Since his death was announced heartfelt messages of condolences have been pouring in for the music icon.
Ho lokile, ho lokile. pic.twitter.com/Cr00EyUpmu
— Langa Mavuso (@LangaMav) July 15, 2021