About 10,000 more crammed into the streets outside, where giant screens were erected to watch the service
"News of the death of Papa Wemba was an earthquake."
The singer's body is to be repatriated to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday.
Papa Wemba, one of the biggest names in African music for the past 40 years, died after falling ill on Sunday during a performance at the Urban Music Festival...
"Papa Wemba wanted to die on stage, that's what he told me two weeks ago when I spoke to him on the phone."
The flamboyant singer died shortly after after performing three songs at the Urban Musical Festival Anoumabo (FEMUA) in Abidjan, the organisers said.
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