Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
SULUMAN Chimbetu reckons dendera music is an international in safe hands.
He said this after his performance on Ngoda TV where they marked Simon “Chopper” Chimbetu’s 15th anniversary.
Chopped died on August 14 2005 and declared a provincial hero.
And 15 years after his death, Sulu and other surviving Chimbetus of song – Allan, Tryson, Douglas and Saiwe – have managed keep the genre alive.
On Saturday, a dendera united many have been calling for was assembled and fans really enjoyed it from their comfort of their gardgets.
Fellow artistes who celebrated Chopper’s legacy with the Chimbetus comprise Ammi Jamanda, Obert Chari and Kurai Makore.
Veteran producer Clive Mono Mukundu was the emcee of the night.
But it should be mentioned that all the eyes were also on Sulu who quit his job at the Air Force of Zimbabwe to save the brand as well as fending for the family Chopper.
“dendera has always been an international brand and it is in safe hands as you watched it over the weekend.
“It has been 15 years after my father’s death but it looks like yesterday after he left us to be with the angels.
“The task he left for us is not an easy one as we are expected to play our part and serve the people with distinction,” he said.
Sulu who had saluted his father for his mentorship during the build up to the commemorations said he was ready to Chopper’s wishes.
“I’m simply following in his footsteps and implementing some of the good things he taught me.
“My father taught me survival skills which I am implementing at the moment; he taught us to love one another which I am trying to do.
“We were also taught to help strangers and help them as he used to do,” he said.