Zanzibar Music Legend Bi Kidude Dies, Rest in Peace Bi Kidude
|Bi Kidude's last Public Perfomance at Sauti Za Busara 2013|
The Taarab Legend Fatuma Binti Baraka whose estimated age is said to be above 94 has been sickBi Kidude's on Inside Africa
Her Closest relatives claim she had been in and out hospitals for a while. Just days ago The Zanzibar Minister of Information, Tourism, Culture and Sports Said Ali Mbarouk dismissed claims of the Government Forsaking the Taarab Legend saying they have been monitoring her health closely but cannot take control over her health because her family members were currently taking care of her.
Let us celebrate her life and her achievements...
Ahmada..First Tanzanian song to hit 1 million
The News hit many with sadness, Many expressed their Sorrows on twitter
RIP #BiKidude: Zanzibar's famed singer has passed. I will always remember the way she sang to me ->cnn.com/video/data/2.0… #CNN
— Errol Barnett (@ErrolCNN) April 17, 2013
Eroll Barnett of CNN who interviewed her for Inside Africa
Extremely saddened to hear of #BiKidude death ! She was an amazing taarab queen who ruled our decades by her power of voice and resilience
— Mwamvita Makamba (@Makambas) April 17, 2013
Grieving is normal when someone passes away but for someone who lived for so long and became so iconic, celebrate her life! R.I.P Bi Kidude
— Faith Hilary (@candy1world) April 17, 2013
RIP Bi Kidude! You will ever be our proudly Tanzanian success story! Our legend!
— Irene Kiwia (@reneephoebe) April 17, 2013
Our condolences for the family of the late Bi.Kidude
— WTVKenya (@WTVKenya) April 17, 2013
It's with very heavy hearts that we confirm the news that Fatuma binti Baraka aka Bi Kidude has died in Zanzibar... fb.me/25WlQp0pa
— Sauti za Busara (@sautizabusara) April 17, 2013