Malawians on the social media continue to mourn the death of musician and politician Joseph Tembo who died on Thursday at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe after a short illness.
The remains of musician and producer Tembo will be taken from Lilongwe to Blantyre today (Friday) and will be laid to rest at HHI Cemetery on Saturday.
Posting on Facebook on of the gospel artist Stevie Muliya said: “Rest well Hon Joseph Tembo, you still remain Legend in music ministry!! Will still remember you because of your humble spirit”
veteran gospel music icon Lloyd Phiri posted: “I can’t believe you are no
longer with us. I have to believe that God has bigger plans for you.
We were coworkers in the world of music production. Words cannot express my sorrow. The studio music production will not be the same without you Joseph Tembo. You will be missed.
In his tribute popular poet Robert Chiwamba said: “What a talent we have lost. Save for Chuma Soko, I rated Joze the best Malawi has ever had interms of production.
In case you have never listened to any of his productions, I recommend you listen to the instrumental tribute he did for Chuma Soko… Sena Music ndi yamasiye lero. May the soul of the legend rest in peace,”
Tembo has performed widely, he was one of the most talented young guitar wizards Malawi has ever produced, and he has played alongside many renowned international performers in the likes of late Oliver Mtukudzi.
Throughout his career, he has collaborated with Sally Nyundo, Lucius Banda, Mlaka Maliro and many other Malawian artists.