Matavire royalties puzzle solved

THE late Paul “Doctor Love” Matavire’s music royalties, which went uncollected at the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) for the past seven years, have finally been claimed.

Report by Tinashe Sibanda

Since the death of the talented singer in October 2005, his royalties successively accumulated at Zimura because the association could not locate an heir to his estate.

Zimura director, Polisile Ncube said an attendee to the association’s recent workshop in Bulawayo linked them to the Matavires. She confirmed three family members shared royalties amounting to about $3 000.

Matavire’s children — Kudzanai, Wadzanai and Dzidzanani with the assistance of their uncle Luncson and aunt Lizzy — presented Zimura with an affidavit stating how the children would share the royalties.

Kudzanai and Wadzanai were entitled to 25% each while, Dzidzanai the youngest of them all, got 50%.

“Dzidzanai has already collected her share of their father’s royalties, but the other two are still to come,” Ncube said.

She said it was, however, unfortunate that some of the royalties amounting to several quintillions of Zimbabwean dollars had gone down the drain because of inflation.

“It is unfortunate that some deceased musician’s families relocate to rural areas without knowing that they have to collect royalties and finding them (the families) becomes hard for us.

However, we still keep the money until it is claimed,” she said.

Luncson confirmed the collection of royalties and expressed hope that one of the late musician’s family members would revive Doctor Love’s music.

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  1. Plz Yobo still need u as a commander of the super eagles

  2. $3,000 chete in 7 years????????????????????????????????????? vakomana!!!!

    1. ask yourself the question, when was the last time u played or bought a matavire cd, the music is not being actively promoted so its obvious.

    2. I assume most of the royalties are coming from airplay. So think of how times a week do you hear from music on radio?
      There would be more moeny if his music still sold as CDs.

    3. Hadzisi 7 years coz maZim dollars aye akarohwa neInflation haapo pa$3000 iyo. So ndinoona kuti i 3 years from 2010 pakatanga kushanda mari yekunedzimwe nyika zviri pamutemo

  3. @ great, remember the hyper inflationary period, the 3 000 is from 2009

  4. But you did not tell us anything about their ages. If they are all young, then why split the money. Also why dishing out money without empowering the beneficiaries, remember the $50000 given to WAR Vets. I thought u were going to play a role as ZIMURA. Do u mean it was difficulty to locate matavire’s grave. Thats a blue lie, Matavire was a celebrity any one in Neshuro and Zimbabwe was able to help. And this means that as ZIMURA u never attended his funeral, shame!!!!1

  5. The truth is that, the guy asked u about Matavire’s royalties in Bulawayo, and due to fear since the guy threatened u, as ZIMURA u had no option but to release the money. We are sending AUDITORS there to recalculate the money. Where is the interest accumulated to date, how were u calculating the royalties, all these questions.

  6. hazvina basa izvozvo,hw much dd zimrights get kuti pazosara 3000 chete?

  7. 3000 chete kubva 2009 vakomana, kana tichiti dzidzai chikoro munoramba ndezveurombe zvema gitare izvi.

    do this ratio please

    number of singers : number of teachers in the country

    number of singers : number of accountants in the country

    number of singers : number of doctors in the country

    number of singers : number of engineers in the country

    .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    you see it is much easy to be an educated someone than to be these pop star bull***t vana vozo shupika uchirarama and wafa.

    1. Akomana musadaro ba!


    @ Thomas, there are many pple in the country who are educated but they are doing nothing.

  9. Thomas apa wahumhana. Being a musician does not refuse one to be educated. One can be an artist and at the same time a manager or director of companies. Its only that your exposure in the arts industry is limited, thats why u are making nasty comments. Vhurika brain, then u will see thinks differently

  10. efe ambrose

  11. its quite shocking that there was only 3000 dollars after such a long period of time…

  12. Guys don’t comment zvamusingazive.First tangai maziva what royalties are, how are they calculated,where do they come from then moita all that kind of noise over the $3000 given to the Matavire’s.Remember no new songs were released during the period in question to increase these royalties and this money is obvious 95% of it came from airplay of thoz old songs you rarely play or listen to @ your homes.

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