Manuel Music, a former contestant on The Voice Nigeria, tragically passes away just two months after celebrating his birthday

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The music world was plunged into sorrow as news of the passing of Yunus Emmanuel Abdulrazak, widely known as Manuel Music, circulated. The demise of Manuel was confirmed by fellow artist Ric Hassani, who expressed his disbelief and grief in the comments section of Manuel’s recent music video on Instagram, dated February 5.

Ric Hassani’s heartfelt message encapsulated the shock and devastation felt by many within the music community. Manuel, who rose to prominence as a contestant on The Voice Nigeria season four, left an indelible mark with his talent and passion for music. Under the mentorship of singer Niyola, Manuel showcased his vocal prowess and charm on the show, captivating audiences with performances that resonated deeply.

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Despite not reaching the finals, Manuel’s journey on The Voice Nigeria was marked by memorable renditions of iconic songs, including Cee Lo Green’s ‘Forget You’ and Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’, performed as a duet with fellow contestant Gidion.

In a testament to his dedication to his craft, Manuel released the music video for his single ‘Photos’ on December 8, 2023, showcasing his artistic vision and creative expression.

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While the cause of Manuel’s untimely demise remains unknown, reports suggest that he succumbed to complications from typhoid and malaria. His passing comes just two months after celebrating his birthday on December 19, a poignant reminder of life’s fragility and the fleeting nature of time.

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In a Facebook post on his birthday, Manuel exuded optimism for the future, embracing the journey ahead with enthusiasm and hope. As the music world mourns the loss of a talented artist and vibrant soul, Manuel’s legacy will endure through his timeless music and the memories he created during his journey in the industry.

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