Macheso Endorses Mapfumo
Sungura music maestro Alick Macheso has showered praises on the Chimurenga music icon Thomas Mapfumo saying he is the only music legend the country is left with.
Macheso was speaking during the late, Dr. Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s burial service in Madziwa yesterday.
“I am saddened by the loss of this great icon. We were left with only two people to look up to for advice and guidance, and now that Tuku is no more, all the load is now on Mukanya’s shoulders,” said Macheso.
This follows an attack on the “Kudzwai” hit-maker by Mapfumo in an interview with ZBC where he disqualified Macheso’s works from being worthy to earn him national hero status.
“Before he (Tuku) was declared a national hero, we knew already that he was a hero.
“Besides myself and Tuku, no other Zimbabwean artist was known overseas. Macheso’s popularity only reached England and nowhere else,” said Mapfumo.
The “Nyoka Musango” hit-maker has been on a nationwide tour that has been characterized by poor turn outs.
He is billed to share the stage with Progress Chipfumo on 1 February at Tanza Centre.