26 February 2019
Controversial Zim dancehall chanter, Lady Squanda, has released a song titled Mama Daisy to comfort the late Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s wife.
The song features Chitungwiza based female hip hop artiste Natasha Muz.
Lady Squanda said she was compelled to compose a song for Daisy as most of the artistes were only singing about the loss of Mtukudzi, and she feels that no one is consoling the wife of the late icon in her time of grief.
“I did that song for Daisy because I know how it feels as a woman to lose the head of the house, someone you love and someone who has been there for you.
“It is something that is hard and I want her to keep strong, I want her to listen to that song and see what she means to us and the womanhood.
“She is someone who has earned a lot of respect through her husband, and to me as a woman I thought that I mustn’t sing for Tuku because he is gone and I needed something for those who are grieving to have something to listen to,” said Lady Squanda.
“My words to mama Daisy after the loss are that you are a woman and you have to be strong.
“Now that you do not have that close partner to look up to, be strong and look up to yourself,” she added.
Though her single is mainly about comforting Daisy, she has – however – recognised the late Tuku as one of the greatest artistes to ever grace the local and international music industry.
“Mtukudzi has been a great artiste and a hero too.
“He worked very hard for his music to be what it is today and he contributed a lot to our local music industry.
“He really deserves the respect and to be honoured as a hero,” she said.