South African Gospel artist who goes by the stage name M-Siya has died , this was soon after being admitted to hospital.
He passed on at the tender age of 40 after complications in a Boksburg hospital. His friends and family described him as a person who loved the Lord God so much and enjoyed making jokes.
A memorial service was held for him on Wednesday with close friends and family in attendance. He was laid to rest on Saturday and many tributes came flooding in from fellow gospel artists, fans, friends and family.
Suspected Cause of Death
M-Siya’s cause of death is unkwown to the public at the moment but according to his post it was because chest related complications with alleged hospital negligence. His death came shortly after he posted on his facebook page about his condition in hospital and his supporters were greatly concerned about his post below.
Who was M-Siya?
Siyabulela Maawu who went by the name of M-Siya was a pastor, gospel artist, broadcaster ,husband and a businessman. He was a leader at a church in Katlehong called Hope Christian Church where he was serving as a pastor.
M-Siya had a show on Soweto TV called According to the Bible that aired on Sundays and was a contributor on Radio Pulpit a Christian radio station that offered him a show on Wednesday.
M-Siya’s Music and Ministry
M-Siya released the single called Amanxeba in 2015 from his album also called Amanxeba, which earned him 2 nominations including the “Song of the Year ‘ category at the SABC Crown Gospel Awards 2015.
In 2004 he record his debut gospel album but his career highlight as a gospel artist came in 2015. This was his break that introduced him and his music to a wider audience when he received several award nominations.
Before M-Siya’s big break he used to perform his music at the Taxi ranks, at churches and on streets corners in order for people to get to hear his music and the gospel. M-Siya recorded over 11 albums and after years under other record labels, he later started his own record label to push his music independently.