Costa Tich remembered in song!

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Rapper, Costa Tich was remembered in a memorial service on Saturday, 18 March. Photo: Facebook
Rapper, Costa Tich was remembered in a memorial service on Saturday, 18 March. Photo: Facebook

THE life of South African rapper, Costa Titch, real name Constantinos Tsobanoglou, was celebrated during a memorial service in Bedfordview in Johannesburg on Saturday, 18 March. 

The 28-year-old died last week after he collapsed during his performance at the Ultra Music Festival at the Nasrec Expo Centre. 

A video of him collapsing went viral on social media after news of his passing broke.

His family said their final goodbyes on Wednesday, 15 March during a private funeral. 


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On Saturday, family, friends, colleagues and fans came together dressed in black and green to celebrate Costa's life through music. 

Rapper and TV presenter, Nomuzi "Moozlie" Mabena said Costa was a positive person. 

“His spirit was strong. Every single day he will say affirmations and if you know Costa you would know that this is true because he was able to manifest and change his life just by feeding his spirit,” she said. 

She advised mourners to feed their spirits. 

“We are at war guys and the only way we are going to fight is if we feed our spirits,” she said. 

His marketing team, Lulo and Khanyo of Titch Gang, shared their memories with him. 

Lulo said: “We’ve lost a brother and a soldier. We fought for him to be big. We fought to put his name on the map. He made us feel like we are family and never made us feel like we are isolated.”

He added that Costa never second guessed himself. 

“He lived his life to the fullest. He made sure he was going to be the person he was going to become. He made sure to uplift every person he worked with,” said Lulo. 

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Khanyo said Costa was progressing. 

“I feel like every time I linked up with him that he lived nine lives because he did everything,” he said. 

A representative from the dance community, actress and choreographer, Sne Mbatha, shared her memories with Costa. 

“I didn’t think it would be so hard to talk about my brother. He was my brother,” she said. 

She said Costa was a tough and focused person. 

“When I met him I didn’t like him and we never got along because I felt like he just came and wanted to call the shots. Titch was about dance. 

“Titch lived dance. He spread the knowledge of dance. This guy sacrificed so much. He did the impossible. He rapped in Zulu and Tswana. He did the bula m****a and tsipa tsipa dance,” she joked. 

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