Mugithi great Salim Jr. dies

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By Victor Muyakane

Famed Mugithi singer Salim Junior, real name Paul Mwangi, is dead.

He died on Saturday morning at Nakuru Memorial hospital.

Reports indicate that the singer died after a long battle with an illness.

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Salim Jr is perhaps the most visible member of a renowned musical family from Subukia in Nakuru.

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The family, led by Salim Senior, junior’ father, is credited for the popularization of the Mugithi or 1 man guitar technique.

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The tradition continues through Salim junior’s other siblings who are also Mugithi artistes namely Mighty Salim, Sarafina Salim and Salim Young.

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Contrary to popular belief, in spite of their name Salim, the family is not Muslim.

 

 

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