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Jomo Nkunika, who led a one-time popular gospel music outfit, The Springs, has died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, in Maryland, USA where he was based.

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Jomo formed The Springs during his final years as a student at Malawi University of Business and Applied Science (MUBAS), then the Polytechnic.

 

The band started as an-all-students and in-campus, but gained national attention with the hit single, ‘Mloleni Yesu Alamulire’.

 

The Springs became popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s with their two albums ‘Ndifunitsa Kumtsata’ and ‘Muloreni Yesu Alamulire’. And Jomo wrote, arranged and produced music for the two albums.

 

According to his website, www.jomosfight.com , Jomo aged 42 was diagonised with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 2019.

 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis affects the nerve cells in the brain and spine that control muscle movement. The disease is ruthless with an average life span of 3-5 years after diagnosis. It slowly and progressively robs its victims of the ability to walk, use arms/hands, talk, swallow, and ultimately breathe.

 

Since his diagnosis, Jomo on top of his jobs as Program Director and Adjunct Professor of the Sleep Medicine Technology Program at Montgomery College (MC), in Maryland, and a Clinical Manager with MedBridge Health at Frederick Memorial Hospital Advanced Center of Sleep Studies, he dedicated his life to raising awareness about the disease.

He has survived by a wife and two children.

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