Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba [1] (14 June 1949 – 24 April 2016), known professionally as Papa Wemba, was a Congolese singer and musician who played Congolese rumba,[2] soukous, and ndombolo. Sometimes dubbed the “King of Rumba Rock”,[1] he was one of the most popular musicians of his time in Africa and played an important role in world music.[3] He was also a fashion icon who popularized the Sape look and style through his musical group Viva la Musica,with whom he performed on stages throughout the world.