BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
POPULAR dancer-cum-singer Melody “Chocolate” Musekiwa famed for her stunning dance moves, has died.
Musekiwa, who was ex-wife to fellow singer Rockford “Roki” Josphat, succumbed to kidney and liver failure on Saturday morning at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare.
She was 35 and is survived by her daughter Dawn (10).
Her brother Ralph, who confirmed the death, told NewsDay Life & Style that his sister had fought a long battle with cancer.
“Melody was a friendly and loving person not only to his family, but too many. She was also passionate about her profession (musical career).
“She had fought a long battle with cancer and she was tired of fighting and finally lost the battle,” he said.
“If everything goes according to plan, she will be buried on Tuesday (tomorrow) at Zororo Memorial Park along Chitungwiza Road.”
Mourners are gathered at Flat number 8, Quedon in Harare.
Social media platforms yesterday were awash with condolence messages from fellow musicians and creatives among others who described Melody’s death as a great loss to the showbiz industry.
Melody, who was also known in the showbiz circles as Female Bhuru, launched her showbiz career as a dancer for Roki before they got married in 2012.
After their short-lived marriage, Melody went on to show her hustling spirit when she made it in the tough and male-dominated competitive music industry, spreading her wings from the dance floor to the microphone.
Apart from collaborations, her discography includes tracks such as Anondida which heralded her debut into the music, that was followed by songs like Byron na Wayne and Zesa.
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