Mob Figgaz, a Hip Hop duo, has released the first posthumous collaboration with their late cousin Taku Mafika.
by Silence Charumbira
Titled, Heart in Ah Foreign, part of the track was recorded by Mafika before his tragic death in 2012.
On the song Mafika sang the chorus which on its own appeared prophetic as he sang about bidding farewell.
The song is part of Mob Figgaz’s album titled Doomsday which was released onto the market last week.
Mob Figgaz is made up of Tatenda and ironically another Takunda Mafika who are both his cousins.
Speaking to Standardlife&style, Takunda, whose other name is Carlos, said they had seen it fit to release the song now because there had been numerous enquiries concerning their cousin’s music from his fans.
“Taku recorded the chorus before his death and we just added the verses,” he said.
“The track is one of many other collaborations that we recorded with Taku and I hope it evokes the memories of him in his fans.”
Mafika died on October 12 2012 after suffering a stroke.
He played mbira and taught the instrument in Zimbabwe, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Namibia, Poland and Austria.
Born on October 31 1983, Mafika graduated from the Midlands State University with an Honours Degree in Music and Musicology in 2005.
He toured Europe frequently where his music received wide support and rave reviews.
Mafika gained fame soon after the release of his debut album titled Dzimwe Nguva.
His lyrics on the album touched on a wide range of issues, including love, freedom and peace.
He worked with the late Sam Mtukudzi, Alexio Kawara and Willom Tight, among others.