CHIMURENGA musician and world-acclaimed sculptor Bryn Taurai Mteki, popularly known as Sekurutau, has bounced back to the country’s showbiz scene in style after he crafted souvenirs for the historic visit to Zimbabwe by Fifa president Gianni Infantino last week.
By Staff Reporter
The world football boss was in the country to attend the belated birthday celebrations for the Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) and Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa that were held at the Harare International Conference Centre on Thursday evening.
The following day Infantino paid a courtesy call at State House where he met President Robert Mugabe who handed him the memento as a gesture for the visit.
The Standard Style established that Mteki, who is back in the country after a 14-year hiatus in Germany, had crafted a souvenir for the visiting world football boss.
However, the Chimurenga singer is no stranger to such tasks after he did a similar job for former Fifa president Sepp Blatter who had visited the country in 2011. Mteki also produced the Calabash Women sculptures that adorned Johannesburg’s Sandton Square during the Fifa World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
A source close to the artist said Mteki was commissioned by Zifa to craft the memento.
“He was given the task by Zifa. He produced a soccer ball made out of stone which the president handed over to Infantino, as well as a bronze sculpture of President Mugabe which the Fifa boss presented to the president,” said the source.
Sekuru Tau relaunched his music career in Zimbabwe in 2015 when he released an album titled Makarekare (Greatest Hits Part 1), which is a compilation of 11 tracks from the music he had produced over a 15-year period. He has started doing live performances at his newly-acquired joint Club Saratoga (The Hauz of Sekurutau) in Highfield.
Apart from music and sculptures, Sekurutau is operating other business ventures which include a clothing line, chain stores, bottle stores and real estate.
Mteki could not be reached for comment on Friday as he was said to be in Johannesburg, South Africa.