TheBigFiveLinkIn Anniversary Event Set To Celebrate The Lives Of Killer Kau, Mpura And Associates
TheBigFiveLinkIn Anniversary Event Set To Celebrate The Lives Of Killer Kau, Mpura And Associates. Amapiano artists Mpura and Killer Kau passed on after being involved in a car accident while travelling en route to a concert in Rustenburg, South Africa on 7th August 2021.
According to Times Live, in total six people died in the head-on collision, including emerging artists Khanya “The Voice” Hadebe, DJ Thando Tot, and TD. Since the news broke tributes have been pouring in from the Amapiano and global music communities.
This coming Sunday will mark the first anniversary of the deaths of amapiano stars Killer Kau, Mpura, The Voice, Tando Tot and Thando TD in a tragic accident in Rustenburg, North West.
Friends and family of the artists are set to commemorate the lives of the late musicians by coming together in a ceremony they named ‘The Big Five Link Up”, which is a name used to refer to the stars. The event is set to take place for five days in different places on the 7th of August 2022.
Amapiano musician Killer Kau’s manager, Mpho Makua, who is one of the organisers, said they hoped this was the start of a lasting legacy. “So, we’ve been trying to do something for the family because August 7 is going to mark one year since the passing of the guys. The whole idea came about as a way to remember the guys.”
“Have a day that culture celebrates the existence of the guys and the work they’ve done for the culture. So the big family was started from that to try to do that as a financial solution for the family, because we understand that some of the guys were breadwinners for their families and
them not being around is a burden of the financial structure of the families they are from,” he added.
He said they had the full support of the families to celebrate the legacies of the young Creatives. “We tried to make this more about celebrating the legacy of the guys and taking into consideration that they really played a huge role in the creative industry as musicians and basically a team of creative artists as young entrepreneurs.
“So what’s going to be happening on the day is we’re going to start off with a convoy that’s
going to go straight to the scene where the guys passed away and we’re gonna have a candle light ceremony there and change the flowers that were placed on the scene. And we’re gonna do the same thing from Rustenburg and go straight to the gravesite and have a candlelight ceremony there and also have a prayer and candle ceremony and then have a hangout later because when they passed on we had Covid-19 so a lot of people couldn’t make it to the funeral and after tears because cops were chasing people away.”