After being in medical treatment in the portuguese capital, last August, breathing problems eventually led to the death of Angolan musician Nagrelha, part of the Lambas Group.
The artist returned to Luanda last month, feeling apparently well. However, on Thursday night his health deteriorated, being transported to Sanatário de Luanda, where he eventually passed away this Friday around 2:30 pm. The news was given to Angop by a family source linked to the musician's wife, Weza.
Death was later confirmed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. In a note, Minister Filipe Zau stated that "it was with deep pain and dismay" that he became aware of the physical passage of the musician.
“In this hour of pain and mourning, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Filipe Silvino de Pina Zau, on behalf of the guardians and employees of his ministerial department, addresses the bereaved family and friends feelings of regret,” says the ministerial note.
Nagrelha is known as the "Estado-maior" of national Kuduro, being one of the founders of the kuduro group 'Os Lambas', which became an international success in the 2000s. The singer was the author of several successful themes such as “Don't Tarraxa Me”, “Wamona”, “Katronga Violent”, “Diska Grande”, “Banzelo”, “Touch of Nana”, “Train” and “Proved and liked” , among other musical themes.
Nelson Caio Manuel Mendes, known in the artistic world by 'Nagrelha', was born on October 30, 1986, in Sambizanga, Luanda. The kudurist with the largest legion of fans in the country was married to dancer Weza Mendes, former member of the group "As Foguentas". He recently won the first edition of the reality show 'Luta pela Fama'. The musician leaves four children.