The capital of Angola, Luanda, is experiencing a bittersweet climate today, the 22nd, according to the townspeople interviewed by the Kianda Mail. At stake is the funeral of the kuduro icon, Gelson Caio Manuel Mendes “Nagrelha” and the arrival of the senior women’s handball team in the country, after winning its 15th continental title.
Civil servant André Sebastião told the Kianda’s mail that the 22nd of November will be forever recorded in the memory of all people from Luanda and beyond.
“We are sad because we buried Nagrelha today and, on the other hand, happy because we are going to receive our African champions. It shouldn’t be like this, but anyway, we will never forget November 22, 2022 ”, she lamented.
Nelson Katambi, a biker at the Jardim do Éden parade, in Camama, and a lover of the kuduro style, remembers Nagrelha as an inspiration in life and even claimed to be his greatest idol.
“Today we go out into the street because we are hungry and have a family to support, otherwise we would stay at home remembering and reflecting on our inspirer. My greatest idol died and I will always remember Nagrelha”, he said in tears.
Remember that Nagrelha was buried today at the Santana cemetery and the pearls arrived in the country at noon.
5 years ago, on September 9, 2017, the Kianda’s mail published that Nagrelha was the protagonist of the biggest flood seen in Praça da Independência with the sale of his first solo work entitled “Arquitecto da Paz”, in honor of the former president of the republic José Eduardo dos Santos.