FIERY musician Jah Prayzah could have been rumoured dead at the weekend, but the grapevine has fuelled another potential hit from the artiste.
The musician attested on Saturday that he had to keep his mobile on the charger while on his way to Karoi where he was performing that night so as to make sure the battery did not die as numerous people called to make sure he had not died.
“People have been calling me for the past four hours and I do not know where that is coming from,” he said on Saturday.
But yesterday morning the artiste, via the recently launched Jive Zimbabwe music sales platform posted a brand new song that he penned specifically to reply to the rumour.
Titled Karunyerekupe, the seemingly addictive song starts with a rhetorical statement that the musician has been dancing to his song Kumbumhura Mhute while in his grave.
In the poetry-riddled song, he says he saw himself surrounded by bouncers.
He goes on to say a soldier, as he calls himself, dies several times and resurrects, hence people should not be moved by such rumours.
“We sing what happens to us and around us. In most cases everything that happens inspires me to pen a song,” he told NewsDay yesterday.
“I just thought of singing this particular track yesterday morning and spent the better part of the day in the studio and by the end of the day, it was done.”
While the rumour reportedly bettered his fortunes over the weekend with a nearly sold-out shows in Mashonaland West, the musician attests the trend is disturbing.
“Of all things that we may deem funny, death rumour is nothing close to that. How does one feel if, for instance, my mother was to collapse and die on reception of such news?” he quipped.
He said people should desist from peddling such false messages.
Meanwhile, the Tsviriyo singer should, however, be hoping that his fortunes in Kariba and Karoi over the weekend may be repeated when he performs at Big Apple located at the corner of Mbuya Nehanda Street and Nelson Mandela Avenue in Harare on Friday alongside his new best friend Potipher Mopo.