Tributes Pour In For Fallen Veteran Musician Jomo Nkunika Of ‘The Springs’

By Staff Reporter

Music fanatics are mourning following the death of veteran US-based gospel musician Jomo Nkunika in Mexico on Friday.

Nkunika came in the limelight in the early 2000 whilst doing his studies at the Polytechnic when his group ‘The Springs’ released hit songs Mloleni Alamulire and Ndifunitsa Kumtsata.

Social media activist Onjezani Kenani said he was saddened with Nkunika’s passing.

“Truly shaken on hearing the news of Jomo Nkunika’s passing. He was about 42 years old. We were in college in the same years. A quiet but brilliant man, an instinctive contemplative. Multitalented too.”

Renowned engineer Mathews Mtumbuka described him as a cheerful person
“He loved everyone at Poly and everyone loved Jomo at Poly. He always smiled and we always smiled at and with him. Rest in peace.”

One of the Malawians in the diaspora, Patrick Kanyimbo described Nkunika as a “wonderful person”

“I do recall he needed to access treatment for ALS outside the US. So sad to learn of his passing. Such a wonderful soul. May the Lord comfort his young family.”

One of Nkunika’s former school mate Oscar Lemon says Nkunika was a multitalented person.He wrote on Facebook, “Sleep well Jomo.. My school mate, my hommie.. Very humble and multi talented.. Anyone with springs song. Plz especially the track Jomo was a lead vocalist “tamkondwa kuchanya” in the song Jomo sang kumwamba kulije matenda, kulije ukavu.”

Academically,Nkunika had several qualifications including a Master of Science Degree in Health Care Administration which he obtained at University of Maryland, Global Campus.

He was also an active member of Cedarbrook community church in Clarksburg Maryland, USA, where he played piano in the worship team.

He survived by a wife, Dalitso and two children Josh and Jolisa.