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Mushandiri, Back To The Roots Of Muzokomba

By Steve Ephraem

KNOWLEDGE Kunenyati upon leaving Kasongo Band in the hands of Marko Sibanda at the turn of the 1990s, he formed a group which he named Muzokomba Movers.

Muzokomba is the singer’s home area. His gesture was a great stride in putting Buhera on the entertainment map.

Fungisai Zvakavapano and Blessing Shumba emerged in the 2000s assuming the Buhera roots.

The two are gospel artistes who were loved by many. Taruvinga “Sugar Sugar” Manjokoto added to the Buhera talent, doing secular music.

About two years ago, a South African based but Buhera born hip hop artiste, Richard “Richo the One” Chinembiri came into the scene from Pretoria.

Buhera in short is home of arts talent.

Now emerges another blessing from Buhera. His name is Joseph Tivafire, popularly known as Mushandiri Washe.

Born 36 years ago in Buhera, Mushandiri Washe is now plying his trade in Harare. He is a gospel musician whose music is topping the charts. His song Hoyo Mushandiri is on number 2 on a gospel Top Ten charts called Ushumiri Hwekuimba.

The Buhera Crooner plays acoustic guitar and has his own band. Post On Sunday took some time to hear what the talented man has in store for his fans.

“I started singing when I was in primary school but managed to record in 2013. My band is called The House of Blessings which denotes that I received a blessing from God in my house. I sing in English and Shona and some other languages.

“To date, I have got 6 Albums and some singles. My hit song Hoyo Mushandiri is doing well on the charts. I respect my three producers Joseph Madziyire, Lyton Ngolomi and Luck Kaparautsi for the success of the songs.

“I am due to release my seventh album in the month of June whose songs are Ndinotenda, Our Father, Jehovah Shammah, Our redeemer, Kune rwizi, Tabhenekeri, Ndokuona and Tine Rwendo. I have some videos streaming on YouTube,” he said.

Tivafire wishes to see musicians helping each other in the arts industry.

“There is a lot of division in the arts sector. I which if artistes could work together for the benefit of the industry as a whole. My fans should move forward and keep in prayer. I thank all who helped me in various ways,” he added.