Kenyan gospel star Dennis Mwangi popularly known as Papa Dennis was found dead on Friday (07.02.2020).
The interwebs have been awash with condolence messages as fans try to wrap their heads over the singer’s untimely death. The ‘Olalo’ singer allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the 7th floor of a building in Pangani.
Papa Dennis teamed up with various artists locally and internationally to make music regardless of being secular or gospel artists. In 2018, Papa Dennis won an AFRIMMA award for the best gospel artist of the year.
Below are some of the top collaborations that the late gospel did during his career.
Papa Dennis ft Flavour – Mayaya
Papa Dennis featured Nigerian singer Flavour on the song Mayaya. The expensive-looking and military-themed video complete with a chopper was released on February 8th 2018 and has amassed over 600,000 views on YouTube.
Papa Dennis ft Chidinma – Bless Me
Papa Dennis featured Nigerian songstress Chidinma in the 2016 hit Bless Me which was directed by GodFather productions, a top-rated music video production company based in South Africa. The song has garnered over a million views and features scenes in a private jet as well as million-dollar cars.
Papa Dennis ft Korede Bello – Wonder
Papa Dennis featured a young Nigerian star Korede Bello who is signed to Don Jazzy’s label Mavin records on a song titled Wonder in 2016. The song was based on a true story and was directed by top Nigerian video director Mr. Moe Musa. Wonder has over a million views on YouTube.
Papa Dennis ft Ray C – Tornado
Papa Dennis featured Tanzanian songstress Ray C on the upbeat track Tornado in May 2018. The duo sing to each other sweetly and dance in the video also directed by Godfather Productions. The song has over a million views on YouTube.
Papa Dennis ft Christina Shusho
Papa Dennis featured Tanzanian Gospel singer Christina Shusho in the song Yesu Anaweza. The audio produced by Teddy B was released in March 2016.
Papa Dennis ft Daddy Owen – Foundation
Papa Dennis featured popular Kenyan gospel singer Daddy Owen on the track ‘Foundation.’ The song was released in March 2015 and has over 300,000 views on YouTube.
Jimmy Gait ft Papa Dennis – Makekes
Papa Dennis was featured on controversial Kenyan gospel singer Jimmy Gait’s hit song ‘Makekes’. Makekes was released in January 2014 and was directed by Godfather Productions. The song has over 100,000 views on YouTube.
The singer’s music career began in the early 2010s and managed to achieve great success under the label Maliza Umaskini which is headed by Sadat Muhindi who allegedly catered for Dennis’ lavish lifestyle.