Maduvha Madima. (Photo: Maduvha Madima Facebook)
actress and singer Maduvha Madima will be releasing a song on the 23 January
2020 to give tribute to the late Zimbabwean musician Dr Oliver Mtukudzi and the
late singer and composer Hugh Masekela. The 23rd marks a year and
two years, respectively, since they passed.
to Move! Maduvha says she is obsessed with legends and believes mentorship is
important in the industry, for her this is in loving memory of the two legends.
to know where you are going, you need to know where you are coming from,” she
similarities between Tshivenda and Shona languages, the actress pursued the
late Oliver and had a conversation about it.
wanted to explore the two languages through songs. “That’s what inspired me to
work with him. And where I come from, if you can mention 10 influential artists
around the Limpopo area, Oliver Mtukudzi is definitely dominant.”
says she brought him on board and started working on songs in 2016, they did
two tracks together but never got an opportunity to release the songs. Last
year when she was ready to do a follow up song with him, he passed on. For her,
it became personal because their relationship wasn’t just about music. “I
became the daughter; I know the family like I am a daughter. I wasn’t ready to
release and thought let me mourn and release it later, in loving memory of his
is called Nyarara which means do not cry.
listen to the song it says wipe your tears, no more crying. Where he comes in,
he is comforting me to say my daughter do not cry do not weep,” she says. The
concept behind the music video comes from people living artificial lives. “It
is scary and unhealthy and as a result we are losing a lot of people in our
industry. So, I am saying can we deal with matters, whatever it is.”