Afro jazz songstress Naima Kay has opened about the beautiful last song Robbie Malinga wrote for her titled Shelang eData. Naima said the song was written by Malinga to be performed by her with a back chorus of himself. The song debuted last week on Live Amp and fans couldn’t love it even more.
“We had just finished recording when he told me that he had written a song for me. It was his last song, a goodbye song. He told me that he had filled in the chorus but that I should do the verses. I tried to protest but he said that he would not be around to hear it when it was released or to perform it with me, so I should record it on my own. He said: ‘I won’t be there when you perform it. I won’t be there to perform with you’. I didn’t understand what he meant but I knew when he died that it was a farewell gift for me.”
Naima went on to speak of how difficult it was to cope with the death of Robbie who was more like a father to her.
“When I heard about Robbie’s death, I was broken. He was a father to me and took me under his wing. I did not cope well and cried a lot. We were supposed to perform together at the event and he was now gone. Even on stage, I was not coping and if I had performed our song together I wouldn’t have been able to finish.”
You can stream the song below :