The king of soukous and Congolese music super star Aurlus Mabélé has died of suspected coronavirus disease in hospital in France’s capital Paris, aged 67. Soukous is a high-tempo Congolese dance music popular across Africa.
Talks are already underway with the Congolese government for Aurlus Mabélé to be buried in his home country as his coffin will be placed in a burial vault until travel restrictions due to coronavirus are lifted.
Aurlus Mabélé had created the band "Les Ndimbola Lokole" with Jean Baron, Pedro Wapechkado and Mav Cacharel in 1974. The band has several albums to their credit. Some of Aurlus Mabélé's most popular songs include 'Embargo' , 'Evelyne', 'Rosine', 'Betty' and 'Femme Ivoirienne' to mention a few.
Good night to the crowned king of soukous music, Aurlus Mabélé.