Macheso engages Biggie Tembo son


Sungura maestro Alick Macheso will soon engage Biggie Tembo (Jr) to join Tryson Chimbetu as a curtain-raiser at his shows.

Tembo is the last son of the late jiti musician Biggie Tembo, who was popular for hits Simbimbino and Pamunonodzoka.

Macheso said this after his performance at the 21st February Movement Gala in Chipinge last weekend.
“Most of us musicians were inspired by this young man’s father. It is for that reason that I will not let his legacy die, so I will take his son wherever I go.

“He is just like Morgan and Tendai Dembo, Tryson Chimbetu and Peter Moyo whom I have taken as my own sons. So it is upon him to take this seriously for the betterment of his career,” said Macheso.

Tembo has been trying to revive his father’s band, Bundu Boys, but has been finding it difficult to secure sponsorship.

The Bundu Boys frontman died on July 30 1995 after which band members left to pursue solo careers.

Biggie Tembo (Jr) welcomed the development and said he was happy someone had finally offered to help.

“I am very grateful for the love that he has shown to me and all the others whom he helped before me. In the meantime, I have to promise to do the best so that I at least show gratitude,” said Tembo.

Over the years Macheso has played the fatherly role to upcoming musicians like Sulumani Chimbetu, Morgan and Tendai Dembo, Tryson and now Tembo.