Chiedza 'Chi' Brown was the daughter of legendary Zimbabwean singers, Andy Brown and Chiwoniso Maraire. She was also sister to singer/song writer Ammara Brown. Faced with the pressures of life,[1] Chiedza tragically took her own life in September 2015.[1]

Chiedza Brown
Chiedza Brown, Andy Brown children, Chiwoniso Maraire
Born Chiedza Zvondiwe Brown
December 13, 1999
Harare, Zimbabwe
Died September 12, 2015 (aged 15)
Denton, Texas, USA
Cause of death Suicide
Other names Chi
Citizenship Zimbabwe
Known for Being the child of Andy Brown and Chiwoniso Maraire
Parent(s) Andy Brown (father) & Chiwoniso Maraire (mother)
Relatives Ammara Brown, Devona, Shahla, Alexander, Chengeto, Ushe, Jason, Andy Brown Junior and Alzaeed

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Background

Chiedza Zvondiwe Brown was born on 13 December 1999 in Harare, Zimbabwe to Andy Brown and Chiwoniso Maraire. After being a pre-mature baby, her father poured her with love and affection.[1] Her parents had another daughter together, Chengeto, while her father had 8 other children, Ammara Brown being one of them. After her parents passing, Chi relocated to Texas, USA together with her elder sister, Chengeto and lived with her aunt Tawona Gatson.

Musical Skills

In 2011 at the ZIFF backstage Ammara noticed her playing skills after their father alerted her. She would be playing "Next Lifetime" which not long after was to be dedicated to Andy Brown himself at his funeral.[1] She went on to show her musical proneness at her mothers funeral not long after.

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Death

On Saturday 12 September 2015, Chiedza Brown tragically passed away after what many reports say was because of suicide. At the time, she was residing in Texas, USA with her aunt, Tawona Gatson (nee Maraire).

Bring Chiedza Home Concert‬

A fund raising concert in Chiedza's honour would be hosted in aide of repatriating her body back to Zimbabwe and allowing it to be buried. With the likes of her sister Ammara Brown, Jah Prayzah, Hope Masike, Prudence Katomeni, Guspy Warrior, Roki and Victor Kunonga headlining the act.[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ammara Brown, With such a heavy heart.., Ammara Brown Facebook Page, Published: 20 Sep 2015, Retrieved: 21 Sep 2015
  2. Fundraising concert for Chiwoniso ’s daughter on, Newsday, Published: 22 Sep 2015, Retrieved: 22 Sep 2015