The memorial service of the late gospel artiste Papa Dennis was held yesterday at the Nairobi Chapel almost two weeks after he died.
Papa died on 8th February, 2019 after he allegedly jumped from Kirima Building.
Among those who attended the memorial service was Vivianne, known for hits such as Chum chum and Feel Me.
Speaking exclusively to Mpasho, Vivianne said,
‘Papa Dennis and I used to be in the main studio, main switch and that is where we connected.
He was a soft spoken person, he was the kind of artiste that you would find in the studio and you wouldn’t know he was a celeb.
Hakua na kiherehere. We just want to pay our last respects.’
She further added that she will keep in touch with Papa Dennis brother to see how they can be of help to him now that he has lost his brother.
‘I wanted to have a conversation with him but did not manage to but I have taken his number.
We will do a follow up, people have really contributed and he will have some kidogo cash to push him through in the meantime.
I talked to Nameless, Jalas other artistes and we are trying to come up with a way to help creatives to help them go through difficult moments in life.
And to make them understand that it’s OK to be who you are whether poor or rich.’
Asked on whether Kenyan music pays, Vivianne was quick to point out it does but only when you play smart.
‘It’s about you understanding the business and putting in the hard work.
I know for a fact that it is possible to make money because there are more avenues than there were before.
You can be able to live a decent and comfortable life.’