Mykel Charlie Hinga "Dr. Kitch" Finally Laid to Rest
By Lans Omar,
Showbiz legend and broadcaster, Mykel Charlie Hinga (pictured), was finally laid to rest this Friday, May 7th 2021 in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Hinga passed away at his home in Freetown, on Tuesday April 27th 2021 after a prolonged illness.
In the days leading to his interment, a book of Condolence was opened at the Gateway Preparatory School compound at 81c Fort Street, followed by a vigil on Thursday 6th May, at the same venue.
The evening of tributes was well-attended by people from all walks of life including past and present performing artists, musicians, entertainers, footballers and broadcasters.
The funeral and requiem mass service at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church at Siaka Stevens Street was given a nationwide coverage by Hinga’s former employers, the SLBC.
His remains were finally laid to rest at the Ascension Town Cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
A full ensemble of band players, entertainers, footballers in uniforms, church members, boy scouts and girl guides, etc., participated in the funeral procession to the cemetery, reflecting Hinga’s impact on national culture.
Mykel Charlie Hinga, aka "Dr. Kitch" will be remembered as one of the brains behind the promotion of East vs West DeeJaying competitions in the 90s. He was a pivotal figure in the early stages of the burgeoning entertainment industry in Sierra Leone.
His outstanding role as Dr. Kitch in the 80s blockbuster melodrama tagged him "Dr. Kitch", a name that he had held up to his passing.
Endowed with supreme talents, Hinga was a most versatile of performers, on and off stage. He seamless transitioned from a mesmerising dramatist, to a most skilled MC and eventually, an accomplished broadcaster.
A genuine legend of Broadcasting and show business has taken the human exit, but too soon. Much too soon. Dr Kitch will be sorely missed.
Rest in peace, Mykel Charlie Hinga.