Emotions run high as Otile Brown performs at Brian Chira’s funeral

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 26 Mar, 2024 17:08 | 2 mins read
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Photo collage of the late Brian Chira and Otile Brown performing at his funeral. PHOTOS/Screengrabs by K24 Digital

Musician Otile Brown on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, fulfilled his promise to departed TikToker Brian Chira and performed his song 'One Call' at his funeral currently ongoing at Githunguri, Kiambu county.

The singer had promised to perform the song in honour of Chira to make his send-off memorable, the song was released one year ago and is currently at 4.7 million views on YouTube.

“What Chira is doing to #OneCall is just crazy. His light is bright and the love is felt. Sending you love and prayers…rest well king. Would love to perform the song at the burial and help make it memorable for him to if that is possible," Otile said.

The musician had also asked fans to memorise and learn the lyrics so that they could celebrate Chira together.

“If possible, to the people attending please learn the lyrics so we sing and celebrate him,” Otile added.

Chira's fans and fellow TikTokers sang harmoniously to the tunes as emotions ran high.

"One call away, Call me if you need me. Shujaa wako. I'm only one call away," the mourners sang.

@juliechenz1 #brainchira #otilebrown #juliechenz1 #tiktoktrends #music #performance #liveperfomance #song #fypppppp #love #goviral #goviralvideo ♬ One Call - Otile Brown

Earlier today, thousands braced the morning cold and shivers as they flocked to the Kenyatta University funeral home to view Chira's body.

Thousands view Brian Chira's body at KU mortuary. PHOTO/Facebook

Chira dies

The 27-year-old died in a hit-and-run accident involving a speeding lorry on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

According to a witness, a drunk Chira alighted from a motorbike carrying him and ran away to avoid paying the boda boda rider.

The witness added that Chira was hit as he was fleeing.

"Tukaenda tukafika junction so nlikua nataka kudivert kuenda nyumbani na unfortunately Brian alikua anaenda different direction so alikua anataka kumwacha hapo lakini venye alikua mveli alisema tena naomba munisongeshe munifikishe mahali fulani, tusonge mbele kidogo. Aya nkaambia boda boda tusonge alafu turudi unipeleke home. So after tumesonga tumefika mahali alituambia, akashuka tu pikipiki and then mtu wa pikipiki kumuitisha fare akaanza tu kukimbia. Before tu asonge two steps mbele hivi ndo gari ilitokea tu ikampiga, Canter ya white ili speed off ikaenda," he said.

"Alipigwa akaenda distance then gari ikamfwata mbele ikampita juu," he added.

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