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Akon Eulogizes South African Musician Costa Titch

Akon and Costa Titch

The sudden death of rapper Costa Titch, whose real name was Constantinos Tsobanoglou, has shocked and saddened the music community, his fans, and his friends.

During his performance at the Ultra South Africa festival, held at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday night, Costa Titch collapsed on stage. His family confirmed his death on Sunday through a statement released on his social media platforms. The family expressed their pain and gratitude to the emergency responders and all those who were present in his last hours on earth.

Senegalese-American musician, Akon, expressed his heartbreak on Instagram, hailing Costa Titch as a “brilliant superstar” who was set to achieve international success. Costa Titch had recently announced his partnership with Akon’s record label, Konvict Kulture, and was excited to push the boundaries of the music industry on an international scale.

Akon and Costa Titch

“Costa Titch was more than just an artist. He was a brilliant superstar and hard-working man with a kind heart which endeared him to all around him… I remember when Babs played me his record for the first time, I was convinced that he was going to make an impact in this world… Costa Titch had a vision that I knew for sure would take over the music industry globally and was on his way to doing just that when God’s plan intervened… It’s been a sad day but what makes me feel better is that I know he died doing what he loved doing the most in this world. God bless you COSTA!!!!! The entire team at Konvict Kulture have lost a brother and an important member of the family. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.”


The details of the memorial service and funeral are yet to be announced, and the music community mourns the loss of a talented artist.

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