NIZA Simukonda, the son on Zambian music legend Ackim Simukonda has died aged 28.
Fellow musician Wezi has confirmed Niza’s death on her Facebook page.
Wezi said there was not much details of Niza’s death although he had been well and suddenly died yesterday.
“I’m sad to share the news of the passing away of a young talented artist, son of the legend Ackim Simukonda. There’s no details yet as to the cause of death. According to a mutual friend, Niza was unwell and he passed away yesterday,” Wezi wrote.
“I woke up today with tributes to him flowing on my timeline, this is heartbreaking! Rest In Peace young king!” She added.
In 2018 Niza released a single titled Tata Wandi, a reply to his father’s Bana Bandi which was recorded 20 years ago.
In an interview with the Daily Mail then, NIZA said although he had the burden of carrying on the legacy of his late father, he considered it a beautiful burden.
Niza had a passion for playing the guitar just like his father and is one of the country’s smoothest vocalists.
In the song, Niza was responding to his father that he and his siblings have heard what he told them to do in the song, and that is to love one another.