When you hear words like Moto Moto, Uko wapi and Umenikataa, there is always one name that comes to your mind: Ray C.
Well one of Tanzania’s biggest music diva, Ray C real name Rehema Chalamila needs prayers after contracting a deadly fever known as dengue fever.
According to media reports from Tanzania, singer Ray C has been admitted at the Mwananyamala hospital. The doctor who was interviewed by Mwananchi Newspaper did not confirm the disease but gave all the symptoms associated with the horrible disease. She is in stable condition.
Dengue fever is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. It causes fever, headache, muscle pains, joint pains and also a skin rash. Sometimes it usually evolves to dengue hemorrhagic fever which causes bleeding, blood plasma leakage and also low levels of platelets in your blood.
Around 100 people in Tanzania have been diagnosed with the disease and a big number have died.
Reports have it that four other cases of the fever have been found involving three doctors and a nurse which has prompted the authorities to enforce that citizens take strict measures to avoid the spreading of the disease.
Ray C in the early and mid 2000s was popular for her sugary voice and catchy mid-tempo Tarab rhythms. The singer, who studied in Kabojja Secondary School for her O’Level, is a great belly dancer and has a belly ring to draw our attention.
With hits like Na Wewe Milele, Mapenzi Wangu, Wani Fetiya Nini the big eyed beauty by then married to Big Brother Africa 1 former contestant Mwisho, perfomed to a great crowd in Uganda on the Easter eve of 2005.
During the same period Ray C was the biggest female musician in East Africa and won various Awards across the region.
She has however been off the music scene for a while and she has put on a lot of weight. In fact she is the opposite of her former self!
Get well Soon.