Coast based singer Nyota Ndogo has come out to refute claims that her musician brother Juma Tutu is dead.
In a post put up on her Instagram, Nyota cautioned Netizens to refrain from spreading unconfirmed stories that can harm involved families.
The Watu and Viatu maker mentioned that she had received lots of phones calls from concerned people who wanted to know the truth about the whole scenario. The death rumour is unfounded.
“Sijui kwanini Mtu atashea kitu kama hiki kabla kujulia habari hizi kutoka kwa familia.my brother sio TOTO NI TUTU..najaribu kufikiria habari hizi zingemfikia mamaangu kwanza kabla mtu mwengine na mwenyewe hasikii poa si anauliwa na mshitiko tu jamani.i got so many calls today mie mwenyewe nimepata tumbo la Muharo gafla.kweli yote Tisa damu nzito kuliko maji” shared Nyota Ndogo.
Renowned Jazz musician
Juma Tutu is a renowned Jazz musician who grew up in Mombasa took interest in learning musical instruments in 1998 as a form four student at the Tudor Day High School.
In 2000 Juma joined Bango Sounds, since he was highly inspired by Mzee Ngala, one of the greatest saxophonists in the Coast. In September 2000 Juma joined Wazalendo Band where for the first time he played as the main saxophonist till early 2001 when he got the chance to join the Mushrooms band.
In 2003 Juma received sponsorship from an international business man, Albert Attias, to purchase band equipment and he started the Tutu band which he later re-branded to Juma Tutu and The Swahili Jazz Band in 2012.
Three years ago, Tutu, clashed with Nyota Ndogo at a time she was walking down the aisle with her Mzungu hubby.
The singer alleged that her sister went against her family's wish by marrying her Mzungu man.