, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 – Popular Kikuyu musician Queen Jane is dead.
The queen of Kikuyu inspirational music passed on late Tuesday. Queen Jane whose real name is Jane Nyambura, used her songs to campaign against social ills like piracy and rape, themes many musicians would shun.
“She has been suffering from a long illness and died while undergoing treatment at St Mary\’s Hospital in Nairobi,” a close family friend said.
Ms Nyambura was born in Kandara, Muranga 45 years ago and is survived by her husband Kariuki Mburu.
Queen Jane is credited with bringing glamour to the Kikuyu music and penetrating the male dominated industry.
The late singer has many successful albums to her name that have dominated the airwaves for over two decades.
Her hits include Ndutige Kwiyaba, Mwendwa KK, Muici Wa Itura, Muthuri Teenager, Arume Ni Nyamu, Nduraga Ngwetereire among others.