Lil Meri, whose real name is Samuel Maritus Malatji has passed away. Lil Meri died at the age of 22-years-old on December 11, 2021. Lil Merry succumbed to a short illness. However, no further information was released regarding his cause of death.
Actor Thabo Mokiri announces the passing of Lil Meri on his Facebook page. He wrote, “RIP King of the voice Lil Meri 💔We will forever remember u boy”
Lil Meri took the music industry by storm with his single hits ” Ke ngwana wa Motho and Melomo ya batho”. He became famous with a hit song NGWANA MOTHO (I am also someone’s child), which caused a huge sensation in the bolobedu music industry, and has since released more hits.
Through his music Lil Meri has managed to pass the message to the youth of Bolobedu to do away with hooliganism and terrorizing their communities and most importantly notifying them of the difficulties faced in jail. It was also through his music that he was able to self-introspect, staying away from committing crimes.
However, before Lil Meri became a popular musician it was further revealed that, the Ga-Motupa village-based singer had studied Mechanical engineering at Letaba TVET College until he obtained his N3 qualification.