Nigerian gospel singer Kefee Obareki Don-Momoh has reportedly died in a hospital in the US.
Known to her fans as the “Branama Queen”, Kefee Obareki Don-Momoh is believed to have become ill on a flight to the US about two weeks ago and fallen into a coma.
Kefee Obareki Don-Momoh’s best-known hits are Branama and Kokoroko
The singer, who was reportedly pregnant, fell into a coma while on a flight to Chicago, where she was working, making videos amongst other things. The plane was forced make an emergency landing and she was rushed into the Intensive Care Unit of an hospital in Los Angeles.
Nigerian Entertainment Today published a statement from Kefee Obareki Don-Momoh’s UK manager saying she had died of lung failure.
Married to DJ Teddy Don-Momoh, the star’s best-known hits are Branama and Kokoroko.
Kefee Obareki Don-Momoh’s music career reportedly began at the age of 8 when she sang in a church choir.
Whitney Houston’s friend, gospel singer BeBe Winans, who performed at her funeral in February, will release The Whitney I Knew on July 31, with the tome including never-previously seen photographs of the pop superstar.
Whitney Houston, who had a history of substance abuse problems, was found dead in the bath of her Beverly Hills hotel room in February and BeBe Winans has promised to use the book to reveal “heart-breaking accounts that led to her ultimate defeat”.
It was recently confirmed that Cissy Houston will release a book about her daughter next February.
Whitney Houston’s friend, gospel singer BeBe Winans, who performed at her funeral in February, will release The Whitney I Knew on July 31
Cissy Houston, 78, has signed a multi-million dollar deal to write with “candor, honesty and respect” about Whitney, who died as a result of accidental drowning in her bath and effects of heart disease and cocaine use on February 11.
Whitney Houston’s mother said: “When I lost my daughter Nippy [Whitney Houston’s nickname], the world lost one of the most beautiful voices and an extraordinarily beautiful and charitable woman.
“In sharing our story in this book, I hope to give her fans something to treasure, the way we all treasured Whitney. We are still receiving thousands of letters each day from her fans, and I hope reading this book will provide a deeper understanding into my daughter’s true story.”
Whitney Houston famously spiraled into drug addiction alongside her husband Bobby Brown – the father of her 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina – in the 90s and Cissy will talk about the issues which this caused in her book.