Musicians pay tribute to Pablo

06 Jan 2015 16:00


Musicians and Producers in the Namibian music industry have paid tribute to the Late Michael (Pablo the Outlaw) Iipinge describing him as a loyal and humble person who did his part to improve the Kwaito genre.

Pablo was found dead in an apartment in Tsumeb last week and the Police are still to ascertain his cause of death.

Kwaito star Gazza (Lazarus Shiimi) id although he did not know him as a musician but a friend his untimely death was a sad chapter to the Namibian nation. He also related to their high school days at Etosha High School.

"He was a humble, loyal man, we went to school together at etosha high I’m tsumeb, I just don’t know him as a musician but as a close friend and a brother, it’s sad that he left us but someday we all have to go," said Gazza.

Exit who also enjoyed a close relationship with the late Pablo described as a hilarious character who related easily to the others.

“He a funny guy, he would crack a joke in the middle of a recording session, the last time we spoke was when he called me from Norway telling me to pick him up at the airport when he arrives in Namibia, " said Exit.

Renowned Producer Arrafath described the late Pablo as a hard worker who had dedication to his work, "He was very hardworking and punctual, I've worked with him on few songs and have never been disappointed" said Arrafath.

Pablo was given a befitting send off by artist and show bizz lovers at Katutura Community Hall yesterday and a memorial service will be held on Friday at the ELCIN Bethesda church at 18h00.

The funeral service will also be held on Saturday church.

Gospel Musician Naftali Amukwelele (D Naff) said although he did not know him at a personal level he got to know him because of his exploits in the music industry.// TM