South Africa based wheel-spinner Paddington “DJ Bounty” Companier died yesterday at his home in Limpopo.
He succumbed to lung disease.
He was 30.
DJ Bounty’s close associate Tinashe “Fadiga” Alfonso of Mbare Boyz Music Promoters clique said they need help to repatriate the body of DJ Bounty to Zimbabwe, hence they are appealing to the corporate world and well-wishers to chip in.
“I am in pain that we have lost one of the guys who contributed to the spread of Zimbabwean culture and music here in South Africa.
“We are also trying to organise funds to repatriate the body home for burial.
“The family needs help financially to process all the funeral arrangements since it is a burden at the moment considering at this time when lockdown was has been enforced for more than a month.
“And any other form of help will be welcome,” said Fadiga.
Fadiga said DJ Bounty played an important role in spreading Zim dancehall music in South Africa.
“DJ bounty played a massive role in uplifting Zim dancehall across the Limpopo.
“He was one of the first DJs to play Zim dancehall in the streets of Johannesburg with the likes of Eman Empire, Sister Emma, Elder Wonder, Bigfather among others,” he said.
“He was a soldier in the industry and he worked with different artists such as Loud H, Chad Deemax, Tuff Jam and also he was well known representing Mauto a sound that is based at the heart of Johannesburg streets.
“He also worked with his nephews Cliff and Jestara,” he added.
DJ Bounty survived by his wife Sharleen Mushangazhike and two children Kelly and Takunda.