In Memory of Christian Kazadi

Christian Kazadi tragically died in his native country of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday, May 2, 2022 — after participating in the first Forbes 30 Under 30 Africa Summit in Botswana. 

The circumstances surrounding his death are devastatingly heartbreaking and are currently under investigation.

Chris is survived by his mother, Anita Tshimanga Ndaya, and his brothers, Patrick Kazadi, Guelor Kazadi, and Jeovani Kazadi. 

Your generous donation will help support Chris' remaining family in his absence and secure their safety throughout this challenging time. Your support will also help ensure the ongoing viability of Click Media Productions, now led by Chris' brother and co-founder, Patrick. 

Additionally, Chris' body is currently held in DRC. Your contribution will help fulfill his mother's primary wish of burying her son in his home of South Africa. 

Chris was a warm-hearted family man, gifted in building genuine connections, and passionate about his faith in God's grace. 

Originally from the DRC, Chris and his family found refuge in South Africa in 2001. His father sadly passed away in 2007. As the oldest child, Chris was thrust into the role of the primary provider for his family. Providing for his family was a responsibility and honor that he cherished to his core. 

Chris was the consummate Big Brother. He set a fantastic example for his younger siblings and went to great lengths to support his family. Chris had a knack for business from a very young age, starting with selling candies and snacks in high school to help his mother financially. Chris then developed a makeshift innovation incubator from the bedroom he shared with his siblings. 

His entrepreneurial spirit ultimately inspired him to use his last 550 South African Rand to create the digital marketing and PR agency Click Media Productions. Fueled by his values of honesty, creativity, and an unshakeable joy for life, Chris' business thrived. His work propelled him and his family to a safer and more stable life in South Africa. Click Media Productions won the Best Digital Marketing Agency Award at the 2021 MEA Business Awards. Chris was nominated and participated in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2022 — a goal he had held since he was a teenager.

Few individuals you encounter in this life have a unique ability to instantly fill your soul with genuine warmth and kindness, grounded inspiration, purpose, and love. Chris was one of those people. Anyone who had the absolute pleasure of knowing him is a better person for it, regardless of how long or briefly they knew him. Please help us preserve Chris' legacy.

Here is the breakdown of support needed:

-Financial support for the Kazadi family: $50,000

-Legal and investigative fees for determination of Chris' untimely death: $25,000

-Transportation of Chris' body to South Africa from DRC and burial fees in SA: $15,000

-Interim payroll support for Click Media Productions: $10,000

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Organizer and beneficiary

Patrick Kazadi
Washington D.C., DC
Emmanuel Lemba

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