Legendary Hip-Hop Star Kanibal Dies

His body was found at his mother's place this morning

By  | Sep 15, 2021, 05:08 PM 

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The Namibian entertainment industry has lost yet another talent. This follows the tragic passing of legendary hip-hop artist Shilongo “Kanibal” Ashipala. According to The Namibian, the musician died on Friday.

The National Police spokesperson deputy commissioner Kauna Shikwambi confirmed his death today and it is suspected that he committed suicide, as his body was found at her mother's house today.

The news of his passing has sent shockwaves across the nation, with messages of tribute and condolences pouring in. The rapper shot fame a few years ago and he became a household name with a legion of fans. He retired a few years ago to focus on producing music.

Condolences and tributes are pouring in. @crazynellz "Suicide is so heartbreaking and I’m so sad for those who feel it’s the only thing they can do. Whatever led them there, I’m saddened by the loneliness, desperation and despair they may have felt. Worse, when the person is alone for days after it happens  poor Kanibal"

@DoogeyMeech "Kanibal  Thank you for what you’ve done for our Namibian Music Industry . You gave us songs to Rep our City To The Fullest  You’re at peace now Grootman , I’m Sure Big Catt and the homies Roger and Eclipse are welcoming you home."

@Rubbi_404 "Kanibal took such a huge chance on me- a young, inexperienced and budding radio presenter. I'll never forget it. It was such a life-changing opportunity. RIP"
A few months ago, the industry lost legendary singer Tunakie. The talented musician died in Cape Town. Speaking to The Namibian, Tunakie's sister Secilia Aludiku, recounted her last moment with Tunakie.

"The last time I spoke to her she said she was not well. When I saw her message I said It is well sisi you will be fine, and that is the last time I spoke to my sister," she told the publication.

The lady who was with her when she collapsed said she began feeling unwell after returning from a nearby market near her salon. "She said your sister came to work at 8 am, as usual. She said around 10-11, she ate her food and walked out from the salon, and went near the (salon) to a market. When she came back she started saying she was not feeling well, she was feeling hot. When she stood up from the chair, she fell down and they rushed her from the hospital,"

Tunakie's aunt Angie Nampala, told The Namibian that they don't think she died of natural causes.  “Any parent who knows that his/her child did not die from natural cause/s would want answers. That's the only reason why Tunakie's death needs to be investigated,” said Kampala

“Investigations in Cape Town, South Africa, started when Naki (Uushona) passed on. We, the family, are updated now and then but investigation officers ethically do not reveal much information to the family or other external person. The chief investigation officer of the case says this investigation may take six months up to three years,”
Nampala said.

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