Paul Pindani in CHINHOYI
VETERAN jazz artist, Victor Kunonga, is set to release a new album titled ‘Induna.’
Kunonga said this on the sidelines of the burial of the late former Chinhoyi University of Technology’s Public Relations and Marketing Director, Dr Musekiwa Clinton Tapera, who died last week.
Kunonga and the late Dr Tapera were close friends.
“This is a huge loss to the people of Chinhoyi and the country at large.
“Dr Tapera was one person who united people. He is one person who brought me personally to Chinhoyi for the first time,” said Kunonga.
The crooner said Dr Tapera remains a role model.
“He continued to bring me to Chinhoyi for entertainment .
“He often came for my shows in Harare, not only me, but he supported a whole lot of other artists.
“This is a giant that has fallen and it is a huge loss to the entertainment sector. He was a very good writer, a public relations guru and marketer,” said Kunonga.
He said he was working on the new album due for release soon.
“I have lost one of my greatest fans. He always had time for me and he introduced Chinhoyi to my music.
“I value the contribution he really made to my music and to me as a person.
“We are dedicating one of the songs to him off the album Induna.”
“Induna means chief, this is an album that talks about how chiefs preside and bring people together. It’s about togetherness and being in unison as a people and speaking one language.
“A lot of musicians do take drugs and some substances before they go on stage, but it’s a personal choice.
“Drug and substance abuse have destroyed many lives and we urge people to desist from taking them.”