Solomon Mkubwa is one of the greatest artistes of our time. Known for hits: such as Mungu Mwenye Nguvu, Nimewasamehe, Mfalme Wa Amani, the award-winning gospel Congolese singer inspires many through his music and we are proud of him.
Well, Solomon Mkubwa, lost his arm when he was young and in a recent interview with KTN, the multi-talented singer revealed what happened.
He said he lost his arm after his father married another wife (mpango wa kando/side dish) who then bewitched him.
“My father had an affair with another woman and he sired twins out of wedlock. After the kids were born, one died and his father denied that the kids were his although they really looked like us,” explained the emotional singer.
He revealed that his stepmother brought misery to their family and
“During the burial of her child, the maternal grandfather said he would ensure the child would not die alone,” he added.
None of the family members took this seriously and after sometime, Solomon Mkubwa’s two siblings died and later his arm started swelling. He said that they tried to seek medical assistance and even went to different witch doctors but all in vain.
“Nikiwa na miaka 12, nilipata matatizo ya uvimbe kwa mkono wangu wa kushoto. Uvimbe huo ulikuwa wa ajabu sana na hakuna aliyefahamu chanzo kilikuwa ni nini? Niliugua kwa muda wa miaka mitatu. Wazazi wangu walihangaika kunipeleka kwa wataalam wa hospitali mbalimbali na hata kwa wanganga wa kienyeji bila mafanikio, na baada ya muda huo kupita ilianzishwa hospitali moja na wazungu karibu na nyumbani kwetu, na Baada ya muda nilipelekwa kwenye hospitali ya wazungu iliyoanzishwa karibu na nyumbani kwetu na hapo pia wataalam wa hapo walishindwa na kushauri nikatwe mkono kwa lengo la kunusuru uhai wangu. Hivyo ndivyo nilivyopoteza mkono wangu.”
In a past interview, Solomon Mkubwa disclosed that his song Mfalme wa Amani is an encouragement to anyone going through tough times.
“Wimbo wangu wa Mfalme wa amani niliamua kuuimba baada kuvuka katika shida hizo na albamu yangu kuipa jina la Mungu mwenye nguvu, na kuna maneno niliweka kwenye kibao hicho kwamba; ukiwa na shida usiende kwa waganga wa dunia, mwite mfalme wa amani, yeye anajibu maombi”
After healing, Solomon Mkubwa revealed that his stepmother admitted that she bewitched him but he forgave her and moved on.
“Baada ya kupona mkono wangu, mama yangu wa kambo alikiri kunifanyia kitendo hicho, lakini mimi nilipookoka nilimsamehe, baada ya muda mfupi naye aliokoka kutokana na pigo kali alilopata mwanaye kwa kuumia jicho alipokuwa anachezea chelewa kwenye moto ambalo liliruka na kuharibu kabisa jicho lake.”
Happily married with two children, Solomon Mkubwa’s songs are currently dominating the local airwaves and early this year, he performed at the Pamoja Concert, which was held in Eldoret town.
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Below is the video of Solomon narrating his story