By Elizabeth Nyaguyo
Revellers and Zimdancehall fans from all walks of life are expected to gather in commemoration of the late music legend and one of the pioneers of the zimdancehall genre Soul Jah Love this weekend in Harare.
The commemorations will be held on the 6th of August at Glamis Arena in remembrance of the contributions and his work in the music industry.
Soul Jah Love whose real name is Soul Musaka died last year on 16 February.
Event Organiser and Promoter, Patson Chimbodza, porpularly known as Chipaz told
Sly Media TV during a current affairs programme On The Set that the commemorations were neccesitated by the relationship he had with the late musician.
“Me and Soul Jah Love were more than brothers, fathers and friends. We even had that relationship where I would actually give him my personal car to go and have a show.”
“With the relationship we had, Soul Jah Love would open up himself to me and share his deepest secrets and problems. He would call me when he was sick and allow only me to visit him in hospital,” he said.
Chipaz said he would like to see Soul Jah Love being commemorated every year.
“I felt that since Soul Jah Love is no longer with us, I just thought we needed to do something to commemorate him and ensure that his legacy is kept alive. I felt it was important to celebrate his life,” he said.
He lamented lack of recognition for artistes by the government and corporates.
“It is a pity that we have other artistes who died and are not commemorated. We want the cooperate world and the government to come to the party and celebrate our artistes,” he said.
Artistes and social commentators have been calling on government to
take deliberate decisions and come up with policies that support artistes and the local entertainment sector.
Tickets are in three categories which is standard tickets, that will cost US$5, VIP tickets will cost US$10 and the VVIP tickets will be going for US$30.
The tickets will be sold at all FoodWorld outlets, Diamond Pharmacies, FMG at Showgrounds and at the event as well.