Peter Moyo presents new song


New Utakataka Express frontman Peter Moyo could be fast becoming his own man if a new song he unveiled at a recent show at Mbizo Stadium in Kwekwe is anything to go by.

While he has inevitably been performing his late father’s songs at his shows since taking over stewardship of the band after “Dhewa” Moyo’s death, Peter has signalled he is ready to follow his own path.

He sampled the new emotional song to fans’ delight. Titled Pasi Rakaoma, the song is a reflection on the young man’s situation after losing his father.

It is a cry from a distraught son who lost a father too early in life and had to be thrown into the deep end where he was forced to fend for a large family.

He introduced the song before over 3 000 fans, bemoaning the harsh terrain travelled in life by orphaned children.

Part of the lyrics say: This is a harsh world. Death came and took my father leaving me alone and I have to face everything on my own.

The song sent fans into a wild frenzy as they called Dhewa’s name in remembrance and celebration of his well-lived life. The song will be recorded and released as part of the album compiled by Dhewa — which will be released posthumously.

Peter promised to sample the song to his Harare fans as he takes them into the New Year through a show at City Sports Bar Garden tomorrow night.

He will share the stage with Allan Chimbetu and his son Douglas. Allan recently introduced his son to his fans at the same venue at a well-attended show that left many asking for more.

Peter has thrilled fans at City Sports Bar before and revellers and patrons at the place should be looking forward to an incredible collaboration.

Besides Allan’s performance, the show will be an opportunity for Peter and Douglas to show that children can learn a lot from their parents’ professions and comfortably follow in their footsteps.

Allan has displayed much confidence and pride in his son and having him on the same stage with Peter would be a form of encouragement for the youngster.

“I have been encouraging him to take up music for a very long time and I am happy he has now reached a level where he can perform without my backing. He has performed a number of shows with the band in my absence and he has not disappointed,” said Allan.