Seventies sungura star to be honoured through mausoleum

by | Sep 27, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Staff Writer

Tinei Chikupo, one of the pioneering Sungura musicians is set to be honoured through a mausoleum and mini-museum being built by fellow musician Clive Malunga.

Chikupo was the voice behind songs that rocked the 1970s which include Mhuka Inemavara, Kudzapasi, Sirivia Hande kumagobo and Chamunorwa among others.

Permanent Secretary for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Mr Nick Mangwana will officiate the official unveiling of the structure, in Mrewa.

Leader of Jenaguru Arts Centre Clive Malunga , who is leading the building of the mausoleum said the programme to erect such structures on graves of yester year musicians was out of a realisation that not all late musicians are decently interred in their respective areas.

He said his organisation was planning to erect tombstones for late musicians like James Chimombe, Tobias Areketa, Susan Mapfumo, Jordan Chataika among others.

Malunga revealed that their next port of call was Magunje where Biggie Tembo is buried.

He said, with the blessings of the authorities, it was his wish to construct such mausoleums at selected liberation shrines in Mozambique and Zambia.

According to Malunga about US$14000 was spent on the mausoleum.

Malunga received support from Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, (P.A system and filming of a documentary), Nyaradzo (Covid 19 kits), Nash Paints (paint), Culture fund (transport) and National Arts Council of Zimbabwe.