Lady Du Gives Emotional Tribute at Mpura's Funeral, Says Late Star Opened Doors for Her

Lady Du Gives Emotional Tribute at Mpura's Funeral, Says Late Star Opened Doors for Her

  • Lady Du delivered an emotional tribute to her friend and industry peer Mpura during his funeral on Tuesday
  • The yanos vocalist shared that Mpura gave her an opportunity to sing on Umsebenzi Wethu when she was just hanging around in the studio
  • The star also told mourners that Mpura wanted to leave a legacy for his family, especially his mother

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Lady Du has shared that late Amapiano artist, Mpura, opened doors for her in the entertainment industry.

The vocalist and yanos DJ was one of the speakers at Mpura's funeral service in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 17 August. She told mourners that she was just sitting in studio when Mpura invited her to the mic.

Lady Du, emotional tribute, Mpura's funeral, says late star, opened doors, for her
Lady Du delivered an emotional tribute at Mpura's funeral. Image: @ladydu_sa, @mpura_mpura
Source: Instagram

At the time, Mpura, whose real name is Mongezi Stuurman, and other yanos artists were recording his smash hit, Umsebenzi Wethu.

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"At that time I was depressed, I wasn't in a good space. I said to Mpura I can't sing."

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According to ZAlebs, Lady Du was crying when she recorded her verse on Umsebenzi Wethu. When Mpura noticed that she was emotional, he then gave her money to take care of her baby.

The star went on to speak about how Mpura wanted to leave a legacy for his mother and family.

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In related news, Briefly News reported that Lady Du did not take the news of her friends and industry mates, Mpura and Killer Kau's deaths, well. The Amapiano vocalist had a close relationship with Mpura.

The star took to social media recently to share the screenshots of her last conversation with the Umsebenzi Wethu hitmaker. As if she knew what was about to happen to him, Lady Du encouraged Mpura to pray.

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In the screenshots she posted on Instagram, she asked the yanos artist to pray after he excitedly said they were taking over the music industry this year. Lady Du said she and Mpura fought and loved each other like siblings. She also revealed what they had planned for the past weekend.

"Yhoooo kubhlungu (it hurts) @mpura_mpura plans for the weekend, we wanted to surprise gogo by performing together on her set."

Source: Briefly News

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