Connect with us

Omondi Long Lilo Another Celebrated Luo Musician Dies Of Cancer In Hospital


Omondi Long Lilo Another Celebrated Luo Musician Dies Of Cancer In Hospital

Another tragedy has struck home for lovers of soothing Luo songs following the news of the demise of celebrated Benga musician Erick Omondi Odit alias Omondi Long Lilo. Omondi has been battling cancer for some time and reportedly succumbed to the disease at Bondo sub-county hospital.

The popular Mabiro Cha Ineno Ang’o hit maker has been receiving treatment at Bondo sub-county hospital and was on record asking for financial support to cater for the medical expenses. The Benga star joins a list of many Kenyans who have been battling the deadly disease that is very expensive to treat.

News of his death comes just days after the demise of popular Ohangla musician Abenny Jachiga who was pronounced dead in a Kisumu hospital. Omondi’s fans and lovers of Benga music trooped to social media to send their condolence messages to the family.

His wife Goretty Awino and family spokesperson Olima Gondi confirmed the death.Long Lilo thrilled his fans with his husky voice and engaging lyrics during his prime days when he sang alongside Osito Kalle, another legendary Luo Benga icon who trained him.

Some of his hit songs include Goretti Awino, Were wuod Ogalo, Okoth Mang’ang’a, Kong’o shida, Anita Nyausonga , Thomas Mwaya and any more. In his song Japuonj, Omondi praises Osito Kalle for his ability to nurture other singers like himself, Odhiambo Tusker, Aluoch Pamba, Atommy Sifa, Ogina Koko (currently Ramogi FM presenter) and many others.

Odhiambo Tusker after graduating from the hands of Osito composed a hit song Jopuonj, a piece which praised the efforts of teachers in the society and received widespread acclamation among the Luo fan base.Osito who mentored them also starred with other songs such as Lesna buoyo ma wiye, Asembo piny maber, Jaber jaula and much more.

Continue Reading
You may also like...

More in Entertainment

To Top
error: Content is protected !!
Don`t copy text!