9 August 2016
A LOCAL stockbroker and Leonard Dembo fan believes Tendai and his brother Morgan are destined for stars.
Tedious Kasaira â€“ a regular patron at Dandaro Inn where the siblings have a permanent midweek slot â€“ urged the duo to safeguard their fatherâ€™s legacy.
â€œIâ€™m a stock broker who loves music. I love music and when we talk about the Dembos, we are talking about a family.
â€œI started listening to Demboâ€™s music at a young age; I grew up in Chitungwiza, along with my late brother Gilford where we used to attend his shows.
â€œWe would watch Leonard Dembo perform in proper pubs and not what we have today, Iâ€™m talking about council bars although I wasnâ€™t allowed to attend I would find my way because Dembo was a legend and he is still a legend,â€ said Kasaira who encouraged the siblings to workhard despite poor attendance on the day in question.
Kasaira vividly remembers Demboâ€™s last days before he passed on in 1996.
â€œI attended one of Demboâ€™s last shows at Takanangana in Hatcliffe, then he had lost weight but he came out to perform.
â€œHe sang Chitekete and literally everyone cried in that bar. He sang so well but we could see that he was sick. I encourage the boys to be like their father and I am happy that the legacy is not dying.
â€œIn the last show we had Nicholas Zakarai backing him and we had Nasho playing the bass guitar
â€œDembo never danced during live shows in his entire career, he was a shy person, he would just wear a cap and he would perform.â€
Commenting on Morganâ€™s ability, Kasaira said;
â€œMorgan Dembo was actually anointed to lead the band but I donâ€™t know what happened to him.
â€œHowever, Iâ€™m happy that Tendai has taken leadership of that band and has actually helped it to move forward.
â€œMorgan sounds the late Dembo, I want him to come back and be part of the group. I know Tendai wonâ€™t mind him coming back, he should be disciplined like his dad.
â€œSince he came in, he has done very well and I believe that Demboâ€™s legacy is going to prevail. What we should do is to support these young boys to actually move forward and do well.â€
Kasaira gave went on to give the two siblings â€“ Tendai and Morgan â€“ cash to share among the group.