Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
Ngwenya Brothers heir Muchapedza Matsito Junior says he is surviving on rentals he collects from the two houses left by his father, Tedious.
His father died last year urged 48 and there were genuine fears his family would struggle to make ends meet after his death.
In an interview with H-Metro, Muchapedza said his father left behind two houses in Warren Park and Kuwadzana where he collects rentals from tenants.
“When our father died, he left us something, two houses and right now I collect rentals from our houses to supplement our earnings since I am not going to work.
“As a bread-winner, I was used to hold shows alongside Baba Sharo (Alick Macheso) but with Covid-19 were are grounded and stuck like most artistes.
“Besides the money I collect from rentals, Baba Sharo has been assisting us whenever we need something and he has adopted me as a son,” he said.
Muchapedza who turns 19 on September 11 said he was looking forward to unveil his first album after the death of his father.
“My first album titled Mandipa Mukan is almost done and I am hoping to release it before the end of the year if all goes according to plan.
“Most of the songs were penned my father and I only perfected them in the studio with the help of Baba Sharo who sponsored its recording at his Alema Studios.
“This man was heaven-sent as he has been doing wonders in my life at a time when I needed him most.
“He has taken me on board as his son and I am glad that his family has also accepted me as their own,” he said.
Asked how he was sustaining his band at a time when shows and public gatherings have been banned due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he added:
“Most of my band members are employed and hustlers so they don’t solely rely on music as such.
“We are just praying that normalcy returns to that we can be able to do what we love most.
“Staying at home doing nothing is not a good idea at all because we were used to keep ourselves busy holding shows.
“However, when I get bored I just go to the studio and practice new songs because I don’t want to stay at home doing nothing.”
Muchapedza is one of the sons of departed legends to pass through Macheso’s greater tutelage.
Other namely that instantly comes into mind comprise Tryson Chimbetu, Tendai and Morgen Dembo, Bruce Mpofu, son to the late musician Paul Mpofu among others.
Macheso has also helped seasoned artistes by giving them the platform to recharge their waning vocal batteries.