- South African music icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka was left outraged by a recent report about her, supposedly that she had died
- The musician learned that some scammers were making money out of faking her death
- Taking to social media, Chaka Chaka exposed the scam and expressed her anger over the incident
Legendary musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka was left fuming when she came across her own obituary online recently.
The veteran entertainer learned that scammers were faking her death and collecting funds using her name.
Taking to social media, Chaka Chaka angrily called the fraudsters out and labelled them as “mean”.
“Some FOOL posted my obituary and even asked people to contribute in a GoFundMe acc. For my burial. How mean can you be?”
Briefly News gathered that the post appears to be from an online entertainment publication. They claim to be grieving with the family of Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
The post left social media users outraged on her behalf:
“This is very disrespectful and evil. So sorry mama.”
“Sad...We were speaking about a person is foolish and foolish. You could be foolish and a bit clever. A fool who is foolish is as good as dead.”
“Shame, so sorry about that, happens at times but it's not good. I guess it's the times we living in, people have lost ubuntu.”
“ONLY GOD knows! He needs to be put to his place! May you live even longer! Playing around with the princess of Africa is dangerous! God bless!”
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been appointed vice-president of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC).
Music Africa reported that her election follows in the footsteps of that of Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo. Yvonne was elected alongside Mexican composer Arturo Márquez.
The pair will deputise Swedish songwriter and ABBA co-founder Björn Ulvaeus, who was elected president of the confederation on 28 May.
They join Chinese director, writer and producer Jia Zhang-ke and Spanish visual artist Miquel Barceló as the four vice-presidents of the confederation.
Yvonne took to Twitter to thank CISAC for the honour.
CISAC director general Gadi Oron said, “Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Arturo Márquez are outstanding, inspirational creators, and I’m delighted CISAC will be able to benefit from their energy and authority in campaigning for creators worldwide."
"They join us as vice-presidents at a critical moment for CISAC’s work, with millions of creators facing loss of their livelihoods and the challenge of rebuilding their careers. We are looking forward greatly to our collaboration and their support.”
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