Costa Titch, a South African rapper, falls during a performance. Watch
Costa Titch, an up-and-coming South African music sensation, collapsed and died at a music festival in Johannesburg. Although his death has not yet been officially confirmed, several celebrities and politicians have expressed their condolences.
Costa Titch, a South African rapper, fell during a concert.
According to media reports, Costa Titch, a South African rapper and lyricist, fell and died at a music event in Johannesburg. The 27-year-old was on stage singing one of his songs when he collapsed. He later got back up and continued his performance, only to fall again and die. So far there is no official news about his death.
Following the news, several lawmakers, musicians, celebrities and others, including South African parliamentarian Julius Sello Malema, expressed their condolences. Costa Titch was performing at the Ultra South Africa music event in Johannesburg at the time of the incident.
Footage of the artist singing on stage minutes before he collapsed was posted on social media. One of the videos, posted by a Twitter user, shows the singer immediately regaining consciousness after his fall on stage. He even continued humming. After a few seconds, he fell down again and did not get up. In the footage, several volunteers can be seen reaching out to help him after the event. The cause of his death is currently unclear.
Costa Titch, who was he?
Costa Tsobanoglou was the original name of the South African young talent. Costa Titch, as he was affectionately known, was born in Mbombela, a town near the border with Swatini and Mozambique. He recently released a remix single with US artist Akon. Big Flexa, his most famous song, has been listened to more than 45 million times on YouTube.
His other songs, such as Nkalakaatha and Phezulu, are also very popular. Costa Titch has recently spoken at performances about how his mother influenced his music profession. He gained worldwide fame after finishing 14th in an international hip-hop dance tournament. The use of Izizulu lines in his music has increased the popularity of his songs among the general population.