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Tafgeez rekindles the Rusike flame

As has become the trend, when a musician passes on his or her offspring takes over.

BY DAlPHINE TAGWIREYI

The practice that is synonymous with families of late musicians such as Leonard Dembo, Simon Chimbetu, James Chimombe, Andy Brown, Tongai Moyo and many others, is the same for the almost forgotten Rusike Brothers who rocked Harare and the rest of the world in the 80s and 90s.

Tafadzwa aka Tafgeez, who hails from the Rusike family recently released a 10-track debut album titled Rudo Rwangu Newe.

Born on February 29 1988 and hailing from Marimba Park in Harare, Tafgeez is the last born in a family of seven and is currently studying Media and Society Studies at the Midlands State University.
He spoke out on how he ventured into the music industry, a completely different sector from his media studies.

“I started singing at the tender age of nine in the church choir. My uncle Charles Rusike Gondo is my source of inspiration and mentor,” he said.

“Music is more of a hobby for me and my plans are to produce three more albums and then retire to concentrate on furthering my career as a media practitioner.”

Tafgeez dedicated his album to his mother whom he said was his biggest fan as well as the love of his life.

Featured artists on his album are XQ, Xtra-Large, Yung Roja, baShupi, Victor Dee, Natty D and Nico D.

The album was produced by Temptation Chirenje aka T.Man from Mt Zion Records.

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