‘I wish for more decades in music industry’- Macheso

by | Mar 19, 2024 | Entertainment, Local News | 0 comments

‘I wish for more decades in music industry’ – Macheso



Sungura ace Alick “Baba Shero” Macheso is praying for three more decades in the arts industry so that he contributes more to the music sector.


Macheso turns 56 in June.


In his recent live show held in Harare at Warren Park 01 Bar which was oversubscribed, Baba Shero said that he is still energetic and wishes to continue in the game.


“I want to stay in the game for three decades more, I’m still feeling fresh to continue.”


“I don’t want to starve my fans so I will be buried with my guitar. I’m praying to continue till my death,” he said.


The sungura doyen who traces his ancestry from Malawi said that he is inspired by 93-year-old artiste Giddes Chalamanda.


The Malawi-based nonagenarian is still in the game and his last song titled “Linny Hoo” featuring Nomadingo about two years ago has broken the record of having 6,6 million viewers on YouTube.


“I’m inspired by my fellow brother, Giddes Chalamanda who is based in Malawi. At 93 he is still powerful enough to make hits.”


“I’m praying to God so that I can reach my 90s in the game. Look at Giddes, he is still a household artiste in Malawi,” said Baba Shero.


At 55-years, Macheso feels like he is still a teenager in the game and yet to complete his mission.


As he readies his 13th album, he said has so many songs in his archives which he did not want to leave unreleased by the time of his death.


“I’m still a novice in this game, I want more decades. Right now I’m going to release my 13th project in June.”


“I have hundreds of songs but unfortunately it is our ritual in sungura to release just six per album but my wish is I don’t want to leave my unreleased songs by the time of my death,” he said


Later on at the show the artiste thanked Harare businessman and philanthropist, Sir Wicknell Chivayo who has recently showered him with a gift of a brand new Mercedes Benz GLE-400 which cost a staggering US$140 000.


Macheso denounces the allegations that he has returned the gift to Sir Wicknell.


“I want to thank Sir Wicknell, for the role he is playing to uplift our music industry, if you go outside this building you can see a new Mercedes Benz which I was given by him.”