Nazizi’s Son Jazeel Hirji Dies After Accident at Tanzania Hotel


Kenyan musician Nazizi Hirji is mourning her son, after he died while the family was vacationing in Tanzania.

According to a statement released by the family on December 26, 2023, Jazeel Hirji passed away on Christmas day in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

“We lost this young soul in an unfortunate accident at a hotel where the family was staying,” the statement reads.

Jazeel Hirji was buried on Wednesday, in respect of the Islamic religious culture. 

Nazizi Hirji and her son Jazeel Hirji

Photo Nazizi Hirji

“He was buried earlier today in Nairobi, in accordance with his religion,” the statement added.

The family has requested the public to give them time to mourn, and heal from the tragic loss of their kin. 

“In her son’s honour, Nazizi urges the media, fans, and the public to uphold the sanctity of family and the preciousness of life by fostering a period of privacy and respect as they navigate through this indescribable sorrow,” 

“We kindly request everyone to allow Nazizi and her family the space they need to begin the healing process,” the family urged. 

The cause of death is yet to be revealed, as the family promises to provide a detailed statement at a later date. 

“Until then, we deeply appreciate your prayers and thoughts for Nazizi and her family during this incredibly difficult time,”

“We kindly remind all entities to refrain from reaching out to the family directly to respect their privacy,” they added. 

Nazizi is a Kenyan artist, well known for her mastery of rap music.

She recently performed at the Jamhuri Day celebrations, a song written specifically to celebrate Kenya at 60. 

Kenyan Musician Nazizi Hirji

Photo Nazizi Hirji





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