The King of Pop gave so much of himself in his music to millions worldwide, Africa was no exception. He broke barriers whether speaking about race or asking for a more humane way of seeing your fellow inhabitants of the earth thanks to "We are the World USA." Today,continous news streaming from Africans worldwide show many mourning the death of the man that impacted them so much. Many are pouring their emotions on facebook, twitter, Myspace and all other social networks.
At age 13, Michael Jackson visited Africa with the Jackson 5 and he clearly was impacted as the rest of his work later in life would show. He gave the world and particularly Africa "We are the World," "Remember the Time" and "Liberian Girl." May his soul rest in peace.
Below are some of the reactions from some well known African celebs about the unfortunate death of the King of Pop:
"is working on leaving a Legacy...Thank You Michael for inspiring all of us...You were the CHOSEN ONE..." ~South African TV Personality Nonle Thema
"After Michael Jackson there will be none. But we have to carry on because we are all his legacy. Dream on" ~Kaysha Musician/Producer/Composer via Facebook
"GFC! RIP Michael Jackson. . .Yo mike we needed like 20 more years dude...even 1....wth man. :o(." ~ Estelle Swaray via TwitVIP
"Still in shock over MJ' s death. My sympathy to his family and close friends and all the fans! Now we all can really appreciate the huge impact he had in our lives one way or the other . The King of pop still lives on .RIP MJ!!!!!!!!!!" ~Nollywood Actress Stephanie Okereke via Facebook
"A reminder that Life is fragile,SAY what you need to say,LIVE how you truly must live,PLAN for that after-life just incase... RIP,Micheal Jackson,now u must heaven-walk.luv" ~ Nollywood Actres Omotola Jalade Ekeinde via Facebook
"I know we all go, I know I'm suppose to be positive, but at this point it's just physical: I'm feeling dazed and immersed by sadness. . .What bothers me the most about Mike's passing is the timing of it all. It's as if ur misunderstood unlikely hero died before the final fight."~Hip Hop Artist K'naan via Twitter
We are the World
Remember the Time