POTIPHER Mopo, the eldest son of legendary musician Mike Mopo of the Nherera Ndimambo fame, who took over his father’s band, Zinawa, has released his debut video song titled Nesango.
By Jairos Saunyama
His father, who is now into fuel dealing, abandoned the guitar in 2011, paving the way for Potipher, who then announced his presence on the music scene with a six-track album titled Runyararo.
In an interview with NewsDay, the 33-year-old musician, whose album is doing well on local radio stations, said he is happy to release his first ever video.
“I am trying my best to keep my father’s legacy alive and this video is something that reflects my passion for music. I am really happy that the video is out and I believe it will start showing on local television channels this week,” he said.
“Currently, I am shooting videos for the remaining songs and I believe by end of next month the whole video album will be out,” he said.
A tale of charming reality is developed when one takes time to listen to the soft-spoken wordsmith, Mike Mopo, who rose to prominence in the early 90s. His story makes many nostalgic as they reminisce the good old days that were laden with good music.
After Zinawa went on a seven-year sabbatical, the younger Mopo took over the band in November 2011.
His father is undoubtedly one of the best and talented musicians ever to exist on local soil and his absence from the music scene left his fans wondering about his whereabouts.
Mike Mopo is well known as a wordsmith with songs like Nherera Ndimambo, Chido, Huya Titambe and Tozvireva Kunani being people’s favourites.
Potipher is set to carry on with the legacy in this industry which has seen some siblings succeeding while others have hit brick walls.