Kenyan Benga songbird Suzzana Owiyo is mourning the death of her father Mzee Thaddeus Owiyo.
The celebrated Kisumu 100 hitmaker took it social media to share news about her father’s demise with fans on Monday morning.
Replacing the profile picture to her Twitter account with the photo of a blazing candle indicating that she is in mourning.
“It’s hard to say goodbye. I know you are in a better place, where there’s is no pain. You are at peace now. You’ll always be in my heart. Thank you for being a great father & a mentor to many. Rest well Dad. Till we meet again” she wrote.
Following The announcement about Mzee Thaddeus passing on, celebrities, friends, and fans have poured their condolences to the singer and her family.
Jessythemc: My heartfelt condolences to you and your family
Faithmuturingugi: Pole Sana, receive my heartfelt condolences to you and your family
ktn_rasharasha: May His soul rest in peace. Our heartfelt condolences.
Kaju_barbie: Condolences to you and your family…poleni sana May his soul rest in perfect peace
Carolradull: So sorry my love. May Dad rest in peace
Yvonneafrostreet: My condolences to you and your family
The 45-year-old is the National Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
Apart from music Suzzana participates in various advocacy and awareness campaigns on issues that affect society.
She has served with Plan International, in a global campaign dubbed “Because I am a Girl” which supports millions of girls through education to help them move from poverty to opportunity.
In 2011 Suzzana received the prestigious Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya Award from the President of the Republic of Kenya in recognition for her global achievements and efforts through music.
The Afro-fusion artiste was one of the social entrepreneurs that were picked to share their success stories at the African Creative Economy Conference held in Cape Town, South in October 2013.