This year started on a bad note as the nation was robbed of a ghetto icon, dancehall superstar, crowd puller cum national hero, Soul Jah Love. His death culminated into a musical gold rush as some artists sought to milk rich musical capital from his ever flourishing career.
The multitudes of mourners gave the police a hard time to control in the face of the Covid_19 pandemic. Some of the people in attendance predominantly the youths could be seen standing or seated on top of tombstones belonging to other people buried at the site.
Dambudzo and Saul were crackerjack masters of their crafts who were as unpredictable in creations as in personality. They both were bravura players that rarely separated their art from their lifestyles.
lad in a blue suit escorted by several bouncers who struggled to clear the path for him to walk as people mobbed him. The moment he got on stage i felt something that up to today i cant describe. SoulJah Love had such an amazing presence that you could physically feel from afar.
There was some pushing and shoving (backstage) and to iOCTANE obviously seemed to him that people (referring to my security who were denying him (Souljah Love access) did not want him and when he was told its Souljah Love ” I had spoken to iOCTANE before the show at hotel he then said to security let him come on stage.
Anyone who will come and try to pen down the history of Zimbabwean music without mentioning SOUL JAH LOVE should know that is committing a severe historical mistake, choreographing facts, and the Zimbabwean people will have no respect for such nonsense, but call it, “A Piece of sublime mysticism, and nonsense!”
I beg to differ! Soul Jah Love was celebrated much in his lifetime. People would flock to his shows, people would play his music full blast, he got props on social media.
Legendary Zimdancehall superstar Soul Jah Love, real name Soul Musaka has died. He was aged 30.
“Saul Musaka popularly known as Souljah Love remains undoubtedly my number one Zimdancehall artist! Yes! Chibaba ndomira nacho! Love him or hate me, doubt him or vilify him, Sauro has already made an indelible mark on the local music scene.”writes Marshall Shonhai
It is, after all, this particular reality that makes us anticipate new projects without hearing any of them: we have a safe bet of what’s coming: Winky D will mix social commentary with a heavily metaphoric song about wooing a girl, King Shaddy has some crazy Danmore story to tell, JP will feature a young African superstar or two while the lead single will feature a rural or ghetto Zim story. Standard.