Windhoek – The funeral arrangements has been finalised for the late prominent and respected local gospel singer, Charles Nguvenjengua Zamuee, 34, who passed on last Monday after a short-illness in the Katutura State Hospital.
The singer, who was well known in the local gospel music for his unique and soft voice, will be buried in his hometown of Okahandja this Saturday. The memorial service will be held this Friday at the Sinai United Ministries in the town of Okahandja from 18h00.
More than 15 gospel artists among them Rupaa, D- Naff, The Head and Yvonne are billed to perform in his honour.
Zamuee was born on 05 December 1983, and went on to produce four albums, Ngatujere Omeho (2009), Amen (2011), Increase in Me (2013) and Uzira (2015).
“The founder and president of Charlz Muzik Records was a down-to-earth individual whose music beat tribal boundaries and united many,” says gospel singer, Yvonne Hangara.
“His sudden death sent shock waves throughout the music community in Namibia and has left a hole in the heart of many who loved him and were touched by his ministry and testimony,” she says.
Musician The Head Ndjavera, who was a close friend of Charlz, described the late singer as “a fun loving guy with a kind heart, who changed a lot of lives through his music.”
“He was also a willing person [who] assisted anyone wherever he could,” says Ndjavera, adding that Charlz played a major role when it comes to the local music industry.
Before his death, Charlz was working on his video for the song “My Igwe,” meaning my King, which was supposed to be released in December but have to be postponed due to his illness.
Ndjavera says that Charlz vision was to form the gospel body, whereby all gospel artists have one voice, as a platform to take the gospel genre to another level. Charlz was also a member of The Katutura Expo.
In the year 2012, Charlz was selected as a finalist in the “Best Gospel Artist” in the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs). He is also the founder and president of Charlz Muzik Records.
“We have compiled an album, dubbed ‘The Very Best of Charlz’ it will be sold at the Memorial for N$100.00 to help raise funds for the bereaved family. It will be a celebratory event in honour of our beloved brother,” says Shadreck Nyaungwa, the artist’s manager and producer.