Zambia's songbird Marsha Moyo dies at 47

Ms Marsha Moyo. PHOTO | FILE 

Zambia's songbird Marsha Moyo is dead following a short illness.

The multi-award winning singer died Saturday morning after an illness, her father Stephen Moyo told state radio Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation.

Ms Moyo, 47, collapsed and got into a coma before she was admitted to a Lusaka hospital for a week.

Marsha entered the entertainment industry in 2002, with her debut album Dark Child.

The album won her nominations for a SAMA (South Africa Music Awards) as best African artist and two Kora All Africa Music Awards for best female artist-Southern African.

Again, in 2004, she released her song woman celebrated earning he two KORA Music Award nominations for best female artist - Southern Africa and best African video.

Marsha released her sophomore album in 2006 the fine print for which she received an a local ngoma award for best vocal recording.

Among several notable performances, she is the world’s first recording artist to have performed for three months at the 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.

In 2008, the UN appointed Marsha to advocate for the 2015 Millennium Development Goals.

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