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Masarira, Winky pay tribute to Soul Jah Love

by Daniel Itai, Harare, Zimbabwe
17 Feb 2021 at 20:36hrs | Views
Political leader of the LEAD party, Linda Masarira and Zimdancehall chanter, Winky D have become the latest prominent figures to pay tribute to Soul Musaka (Soul Jah Love) who passed on yesterday following a chronic ailment.

"Soul Jah Love rose to fame at a time I was struggling to make ends meet, employed by the National Railways of Zimbawe which was not paying workers on time. His music resonated with the circumstances I was in everytime he released a single or an album. Today after hearing of his death, I found myself shedding tears, tears of hurt and of realizing how I failed to appreciate him nekumupa sando dzake achirikurarama.

His life was an inspiration to zvigunduru zvakawanda who realized that you can become whoever you want to be in life if you use your talent wisely. He was an inspiration to the ghetto youth as he showed them that hard work, creativity and perseverance can build one an international brand.

Chibaba had a rare, unique talent fused with wisdom. All his songs had deep meaning and made anyway introspect on certain aspects of life. Makuruwani used rich language to express himself and inspire his generation. Zimbabwe has indeed lost one of its finest, if there is a space kwamunosangana ikoko I hope uri pakati pemamonya ipapo. Ndarwadziwa zvangu. We will forever remember and cherish you our Zimdancehall legend and ghetto youths Ambassador," said Masarira.

In addition, Winky D also shared how the late Zimdancehall icon had revolutionized the genre, "dear Sauro, since it is so, now in excruciating pain our fate we should all acknowledge and embrace.

Since it is written and ought to be, my grieving heart still rises in pain pride and gratitude at your contributions to the musical narrative not recognizing you in the Zimdancehall story shall remain a travesty.

You travelled all musical thorny parts. Even more, you conquered in your distinct way. No musical heart ever conceived it dared to try your lyrical path. We won't take back the hope you have to the youths and we shall forever cherish the memories. Rest in strong dancehall riddims my bredren!"


Source - Daniel Itai, Harare, Zimbabwe