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Arthur: Brown Dash 'rescued kwaito'

2012-05-10 08:20
 
Cape Town - Arthur Mafokate, who is better known as just Arthur, has called the late Brown Dash a "kwaito legend".

Arthur posted the following message on his Twitter page late on Wednesday:

"Rest In Peace Kwaito Legend - One of the few people to win a SAMA Song of the year award"

Arthur also told Timeslive that Brown Dash "rescued kwaito".

"I used to tell him he had potential. But then he went on to help rescue kwaito and won the Song of the Year award and inspired a lot of kids," said Arthur.

Arthur spent Wednesday night reminiscing, writing "Watching the SAMA awards performance by Spikiri, late Brown Dash & @BrickzMabrigado recorded by Owami on my phone :-( #RIPBrownDash" on his Twitter page.

Arthur was the host at this year's SAMAs.

Tributes

Other personalities and musicians have also taken to Twitter to remember Brown Dash.

Comedian David Kau tweeted: "RT @Stunkie: RT @XolisaDyeshana: Sending strength to the mother, father, family and friends of Brown Dash. Another SA'n talent gone too soon"

"Came out of another musician friend's memorial service to hear of Brown Dash's passing. It's all a little surreal now..." wrote Loyiso Bala on the social networking site.

5FM jock DJ Fresh simply retweeted @TSRecords with a sad face:":-( RT @TSRecordsSA: Rest In Peace Sphiwe "Brown Dash" Mpamile #GoneTooSoon

TS Records have changed their Twitter page background to a photo of Brown Dash.
 
Brown Dash died on Wednesday after reportedly suffering with ill health for some time. He died eight years to the day after SA music legend Brenda Fassie.

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