SUNGURA legend Madzibaba Nicholas Zakaria was humbled after being pampered with gifts at his 66th birthday held at Nyaradzo Functions Room in Harare.
The singer has been in the music industry for 47 years.
He formed the Khiama Boys 40 years ago.
He recently launched his 29th studio album titled ‘‘Musabvunda.’’
Esteem Communications, under the management of Takemore Mazuruse, co-ordinated the launch.
Speaking to H-Metro on the sidelines of the event, Madzibaba said he was humbled to be appreciated while he was still alive.
“It’s a long journey that I have travelled and each time I reflect on the journey it seems like yesterday.
“I have never thought that one day people will gather around appreciating the good things that I have done over the years.
“I can’t say I am perfect but I am just happy to be appreciated,” he said.
The Khiama Boys founding father said he was willing to help others.
“I will continue assisting those who want my expertise and it is up to them to come back and say thank you.
“I have weaned off a number of artists over the years and I still continue doing so.
“Only death will stop me from fulfilling my mandate,” he added.
Last week, Madzibaba told H-Metro he was celebrating his 66th birthday with a heavy heart.
“Sometimes I feel like crying when I reflect on the journey that I have travelled as a musician, mentor and father.
“I have buried the majority of my students who were better than me,” he was quoted as saying.
His long list of students, who are late, include System Tazvida, Amon Mvula, Cephas Karushanga, Arron Chinamira and Tineyi Chikupo.
His wife, Margaret Gweshe, who was part of the mighty Khiama Boys, sungura ace Alick Macheso and Simon Mutambi, are some of his products who are still alive.