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Nation Mourns the First African Artist

Rest in Peace, Mohamed Wardi

Nation Mourns Mohamed Wardi
Nation Mourns Mohamed Wardi

Nation yesterday mourned  the legend, the emperor, the number one musician in Sudan, Mohamed Wardi, who passed away after chronic kidney problems.

Wardi was born in Sowarda in Northern Sudan in July 1932 and was raised by his uncle as he became an orphan at an early age. Before he established himself as a musician, he was a teacher in a number of Sudanese cities.

He moved to Khartoum in 1957 and began a music career that spanned over 55 years.

In the beginning of his career, Wardi performed in the Nubian language ,

Nation Mourns Mohamed Wardi
Nation Mourns Mohamed Wardi

however, he was advised to perform in the Arabic language to attract the non-Nubian Sudanese audience.

His popularity knew no borders, his songs and concerts were best-sellers in Egypt , Ethiopia and many African countries.


By Staff Writer, 19/02/2012

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