Oliver Mtukudzi and Sulumani Chimbetu will honour late musicians in a show dubbed “Heroes Splush” at Rimuka Stadium in Kadoma on August 19.
It will be the first time for Mtukudzi and Chimbetu to share the stage in Kadoma and the show has been specifically organised to salute fallen music heroes.
Also performing at the show would be the late Paul Mpofu’s son Bruce, who is trying to revive his father’s music with Zambuko band.
All the three musicians lost their close relatives that were musicians and it will be their time to show the country that the deaths of these musicians were also a huge loss to the entertainment industry at large.
Chimbetu and Mpofu lost their fathers while Mtukudzi lost his talented son, Sam, who had great potential in showbiz.
Critics have often argued that artists should be honoured for their immense contribution to the country in various ways.
Show organiser Blessing Jeke said the show was a commemorative event that would remind people of the outstanding contributions that late musicians made to the arts industry.
“There are so many musicians that passed away yet they are rarely honoured. We are taking this show as one of the ways in which those musicians can be remembered,” said Jeke.
“Sulumani and Tuku are among popular musicians in the country at the moment and we felt that bringing them on the same stage would be a way of luring crowds and ensure that the commemorative gig is a success.
“We have deliberately organised this show just after Heroes’ Day holiday because we want relevant authorities to also consider artists as heroes who should be honoured in many ways.”
Chimbetu and Mtukudzi have established a serious working relationship since recording the song Kata together.
The song has been well-received among music followers and their joint shows have become very popular.
They usually play the song together whenever they stage a joint show, which has made such gigs outstanding. Chimbetu said he was humbled to take part in a show that honoured departed musicians.
“My father was declared a provincial hero because of the contribution he made to the country through his music. Many other late musicians deserve recognition and we are going to salute them through the show,” said Chimbetu.