Joyous Celebration Choir Musician Eric Moyo Dies

Zimbabwe is mourning the death of gospel musician and member of the Joyous Celebration Choir member Eric Moyo. He was 41.

The South Africa-based music sensation reportedly died at a hospital in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. The Chronicle reported that Moyo collapsed while on stage performing with Joyous celebration.

Fellow gospel musician Cliff M, who was Eric Moyo’s close friend, shared the heartbreaking news on his social media page:

“Why why why 💔💔💔💔💔💔 – my Twin why did u leave me like this ?? Arghhh it is well – Rest Well my blood @officialericmoyo.”

Eric Moyo first shot to fame when he was a contestant in Zimbabwe’s talent search show, A-Academy in 2006. He serenaded viewers and stormed into the top 3.

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Determined to pursue his musical journey and grab every opportunity, he joined the inaugural Idos East Africa. He won the competition, beating Nichollete Kiiga of Kenya. As part of the prize, Eric clinched a US$80,000 cash prize and a Sony BMG recording contract.

In 2011, Eric Moyo met the co-founder of Joyous Celebration, Lindelani Mkhize, who said he wanted a Zimbabwean to join the choir and Moyo was the perfect fit. However, they lost contact and Mkhize roped in fellow Zimbabwean singer Mkhululi Bhebhe, who was readily available. Bhebhe went on to drop the smash hit Ichokwadi with Joyous Celebration.

In 2014, Eric and Mkhize met in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and the initiated the process for Moyo to join the choir. He would go on to joins Joyous Celebration later that year.

Eric Moyo Dies [Image: @officialericmoyo/Instagram]
Eric Moyo Dies [Image: @officialericmoyo/Instagram]
Eric Moyo’s fans and fellow celebrities are mourning his untimely death.

Cassper Nyovest’s producer and fellow Zimbabwean Alie Keys wailed:

“WHY???? WHY 💔💔💔💔  God what are we supposed to do with all these memories?????  Now should we just seat and let it pass just like that? Theriz a lot that we’ve done with this man in your presence; we’ve served you together so much. We been friends till today. We been talking. Some touching memories are all on my computer 🖥️ so what should I do? How should I feel?????? Tell me.


“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I’m gutted my friend only God know why you had to leave so sudden. Rest Easy Eric Moyo 🤍🕊️” 


“Heartbroken 💔 nje Hayi but why shuwa😭😭😭” 


“That’s a point in life where you will feel like you had a rebooting option of your mind. Death be not proud bro🥺 it will shatter more with memories. hope you stay strong.” 

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