Alick Macheso will have a hand in the production of the late Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo’s documentary.
His studio, Last Power Media, which he co-founded with Bothwell Nyamhondera and Laston Murerwa, has been given the mandate to produce and distribute the documentary about the late musician’s battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The documentary was produced by Abel Dzobo and its shooting commenced a few months before Dhewa’s death.
Titled The Show Goes On, the documentary is expected on the streets on Friday.
“Last week I signed a deal with Last Power Media so that they take over the producing of the DVD copies and their distribution,” said Dzobo.
He said he had entrusted Last Power Media with his project at the final stage because he knew they were familiar with current piracy trends and would come up with a quality product.
“The documentary is meant to take viewers back through the musician’s inspirational battle against cancer. Moyo describes how he managed to fight the killer disease for such a long time,” said Dzobo.
“We will channel 50% to the late musician’s family, 40% will go to production costs and 10% goes to Cancer Association of Zimbabwe.”
He said he hoped that his initiative would help unite the nation in trying to fight the killer disease that is claiming many lives every year.
It is a touching documentary, which also features musicians such as First Farai, Somandla Ndebele, Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave and Oliver Mtukudzi’s voices amongst other well-wishers who all hoped that Dhewa would have lived longer.
“We felt that chipping into this project at this stage was wise because the producer did not have the facilities to go to the next stage. The documentary is informative and we are sure it will assist in raising cancer awareness,” said Last Power Media artist and repertoire manager, Tichaona Makahamadze.
Makahamadze said the DVD would cost $1 and would be available at their studio and eventually at various outlets nationwide.
He said the production of the movie at Macheso’s stable would put to rest rumours the sungura musician was Dhewa’s bitter rival.
He said the musicians had an amicable working relationship.