INTERNATIONAL superstar Akon is shattered by Mzansi rapper Costa Titch's passing.
A few weeks ago they announced their collaboration on their social media platforms.
The record label owner and rapper shared a heartfelt message to the family and fans of his late business partner.
Akon said he was deeply hurt after he received the news that the 28-year-old had died on Saturday, 11 March, while performing at the Ultra Music Festival at the Expo Centre in Joburg.
Akon’s record label Konvict Kulture was in partnership with Costa’s label Titch Gang Records.
Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, was also featured on Costa's Big Flexa Remix.
It was released in February 2023, while the original was dropped towards the end of 2022.
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On Sunday, 12 March rapper Akon wrote how he was looking forward to working with Costa, whose real name was Constantinos Tsobanoglou.“I remember when Babs played me his record for the first time. I was convinced that he was going to make an impact in this world. Costa Titch had a vision that I knew for sure would take over the music industry globally and was on his way to doing just that when God’s plan intervened. It’s been a sad day but what makes me feel better is that I know he died doing what he loved doing the most in this world. God bless you, COSTA,” he said.
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The singer said they have lost a promising star under their label.
“The entire team at Konvict Kulture has lost a brother and an important
member of the family. Our hearts go out to his family and friends,” Akon said.
His family also released a statement on Sunday, 12 March, confirming his death.
“With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our brother Constantinos Tsobanoglou after the sad unexpected event occurring last night leading to him collapsing on stage," read their statement.