Maria Chiguvari

AWARD-WINNING contemporary artist, Jah Prayzah, said the late Dr Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s music inspired many local artists to pursue their dreams.

He wrote this message as he remembered Mtukudzi and other heroes.

He added that on Heroes Day people should reflect on the sacrifices made by those who fought for this country’s freedom.

“On this special day, we reflect on the sacrifices made by those who fought for our freedom and independence.

“We honour their bravery and commitment, and remember that our nation’s story is shaped by their unwavering dedication.

“I also want to shine a spotlight on our modern day heroes.

“Those who are continually pushing boundaries and paving the way for others,” he said.

He added:

“People like the late great Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi, whose music not only touched the hearts of many but inspired countless local artists to pursue their dreams.

“Our heroes are not just those in the history books, they are in our communities, our schools, our fields of arts, sports and business.

“They strive daily to make Zimbabwe a better place for all of us, and their impact can be felt by us all.

“Let us celebrate both, those who laid the foundation for our nation and also those who are building upon it. They, too, are our heroes and they deserve our full respect and recognition.

“Here’s to the heroes of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. May we continue to grow and thrive, united by our shared love for Zimbabwe.”

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