- Maulid Juma was a king on stage and everyone celebrated him
- The Coast-based singer is now tired of suffering and just wants to die in peace
- He is sick, dejected, scared and disappointed
- The man who was once a musical giant has been reduced to a penniless elderly man who has no hope for tomorrow
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Formerly celebrated Taarab singer Maulid Juma has lived a life of disparity to a point he just wants to die and be forgotten.
The musician said he is tired of living in abject poverty and would give anything to be buried alive.
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According to NTV, the Vishindo Vya Mashua singer’s health is deteriorating and he can barely walk without support.
Maulid also said his body is slowly “burning up” and his stomach is in severe pain.
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“My eyes cannot see well and my feet cannot step down without pain. I need spectacles but I do not have any money,” the musician said.
The musician further said his art has not served him and always expected his life would be better by now.
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“I did not expect to be a millionaire but at least I should have made some money from my songs,” the elderly artiste said.
During his hay days, Maulid graced lots of weddings and his name was in everyone’s mouth. He was a star whose voice was good enough to soothe a baby to sleep and calm a broken heart.
His fans would often sneak into weddings just to listen to his melodious voice be in sync with the rhythm of the beat.
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Maulid reminisced how he sang for the likes of former presidents Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki and wrote songs for the likes of Governor Mike Sonko.
In other news, a Tanzanian cafe called the Neema Cafe has surfaced with an amazing attribute of employing only deaf people as the staff serving as waiters, waitresses, and chefs.
A video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official website of BBC reports that the signs are drawn on a chalkboard to help anyone who doesn’t understand the language of the deaf.
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