Death made me a beast – King98

Entertainment Reporter

AMBITIOUS rapper King98 who is son to the late businessman and CEO of Impala Car Rental Thompson Dondo says the death of his father has strengthened him.

Writing on Twitter, the rapper said losing his father has made him a “beast”.

Dondo or Chikonaz as he was affectionately known as in music circles succumbed to kidney failure early this year.

“The pain of losing someone can make you hit rock bottom or it can make you go into overdrive and become a beast. Well ladies and gentlemen I became a BEAST. To anyone who lost a loved one my heart is with you. Keep your head up God is watching prayers up.”

Born Ngonidzashe Dongo, the singer has always been under criticism from people who doubted his career and viewed him as just a son of a rich businessman.

This follows the failure of his uncle Sam’s music journey despite enjoying and having strong financial support from Dondo.

All eyes are on him as he is set to release a project, this time in the absence of his father who also doubled as a music promoter.

He has lined up an EP titled Long Live which he said is a dedication to the late Dondo. Currently he is enjoying airplay with the release of a single Mahwambi.

With the help of his father, King98 has managed to have songs with African music giants Diamond Platnumz, Nasty C and Davido.

He has also managed to share the stage with them, a move which helped him attract an audience. He has an album Francesca under his belt which he dedicated to his mother.

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