R.I.P. Arlus Mabele

The passing of this great Musical Son of Africa …

Fans of soukous music are mourning the death of Paris-based musician Aurlus Mabele, who succumbed
on Thursday to a Corona Virus infection, coming as he was suffering the effects of a stroke years ago.

Sixty-seven-year-old Mabele was from Congo Brazzaville.


His friend , musician Nyboma Mwandido, confirmed the news, adding that a family member got information of the Covid-19 infection from the French hospital Mabele was receiving treatment at.

Arlus Mabele , Diblo Dibala , Dally Kimoko , Remy Salomon , Marc Macaire , Blandin Wabacha , Awilo Longomba , Lucien Bokilo , Marv Cacharel and Jean Baron were founder members of Loketo Band, formed in mid-1980s.

Mabele, guitarist Diblo Dibala, Rammy Salomon and Jean Baron were members of Loketo Band, formed in mid-1980s.

Some of their popular songs include "Extra Ball’, “Douce Isabella” and “Choc a Distance”.
Kenyans got a chance to watch him live in his 1991 musical tour.




May he rest in eternal peace.

He was ever smiling in all the videos. He lived life to the fullest I imagine. Good man.