To many now, the death of the famous Tanzanian actor Steven Kanumba is still like a nightmare, they just want to wake up. He left this world at age 28.
There are conflicting reports about how he died, some say he was in a fatal auto crash on his way back home from a night out while the story generating the most buzz claims he died from a fall, as a result of being pushed by his girlfriend Elizabeth ‘Lulu’ Michaels,19.
Some reports also go on to say Lulu is currently being held in custody.
This great loss has thrown Tanzania into mourning with condolence messages pouring in from politicians and colleagues alike, with fans trooping to his home in Dar es Salaam to pay their respects.
Steven Charles Kanumba was born at Ngokolo in Shinyanga on January 8, 1984, he was the only son of Charles Kusekwa Meshack Kanumba and Flora Mtegua. He was enrolled at Bugoyi Primary School after which he joined Mwadui Secondary School. After completing Form Two at Mwadui, he moved to Dar es Salaam Christian Seminary where he completed his Form Four Education.
Kanumba pursued further education at JKT Jitegemee Secondary School in the city and by 2002 he was already a member of the famous Kaole Artiste Group, participating in a number of television shows on ITV Station. Before joining Kaole, Steven had already displayed talent singing church songs and acting in school productions.
While at Kaole, he participated in various shows with TBC1 included ‘Jahazi’, ‘Dira’, ‘Zizimo’, ‘Tufani’, ‘Sayari’, ‘Taswira’, ‘Baragumu’ na ‘Gharika’ which gave him a lot of fame. After leaving the group in 2006, he started his film acting career with a company called Game 1st Quality.