THE late sungura musician Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo’s son Peter, who has since taken over his late father’s musical shoes since his death two years ago, is set to collaborate with sungura artiste Romeo Gasa on an upcoming album.
Report by Tinashe Sibanda
The joint six-track album (no title yet) whose preparations are already underway will be released after Peter’s album which is expected this year.
“My debut album will be preparing fans for my collaboration with Romeo as I am going to include one track titled Mwari WeNyasha which we did together,” said Peter.
Asked to comment on the surprise news of their collaboration, Gasa said he had for a long time wanted to work with Peter because from the various occasions he shared the stage with the Young Igwee (as Peter is popularly known) he knew they would make a powerful combination.
Gasa added that he believed that combining talents was a good way to showcase the best of each of them at the same time and encourage unity among musicians.
“I used to see Romeo during the times he would perform with my father in Chinhoyi and he always used to tell me how powerful he thought our combination of voices would become,” said Peter.
He said they decided to collaborate on one track and were impressed their collaboration would go places, hence the decision to collaborate.
Moyo also dismissed any chances of a permanent collaboration of bands saying that he and Romeo were simply friends trying to make a difference in the industry.
“Sungura artistes don’t usually do complete collaborations together, only my dad and Somandla Ndebele managed to do that a long time ago so it’s just something that Romeo and I will revive,” said Peter.
Gasa who is excited about the collaboration added that “Peter and I will be a force to reckon with in the industry. From where we are right now, I can see a brightfuture”.
The question now is weather Peter be better off alone or his fame will rise with Gasa.