Gospel artiste Joyce Simeti dies

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment -

VET­ERAN gospel diva Joyce Simeti has died.

Simeti, 42, suc­cumbed to chest pains and died at Ar­ca­dia Med­i­cal Cen­tre in Harare yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Her daugh­ter devel­op­ment.

“Yes she passed on this af­ter­noon (yes­ter­day). She had been com­plain­ing of chest pains for the past few days,” said a dev­as­tated Re­joice.

Her sud­den death has left many in shock es­pe­cially those who saw her danc­ing and en­joy­ing the re­cent Si­nach show at the Glamis Arena in Harare ear­lier this month.

Simeti recorded her first al­bum Tose Takadanwa in 2002 with Ngaavongwe Records. She then fol­lowed up with Zvi­noita but the two al­bums re­ceived luke­warm re­sponses.

Her ma­jor break­through was in 2005 when she left Ngaavongwe Records and joined TMC records. Her hit song Kudza Baba naMai re­ceived rave re­views and cat­a­pulted her to in­stant star­dom.

At the time of her death, she was an ac­tive mu­si­cian at United Fam­ily In­ter­na­tional Church (UFIC). She then moved to Di­a­mond Stu­dios and in 2013 she dropped an al­bum ti­tled Anozvigone­sesa. Re­joice con­firmed Stan­ley Simeti. Mourn­ers are gath­ered at Num­ber 27 Am­bel­side Road in Brae­side, Harare. — LoudVoice

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