JAH Prayzah has vowed to continue backing initiatives started by the late Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi saying he would not dwell on family politics.
Tuku died on January 23 last year and was declared a national hero.
Prior to his death, the former Black Spirits leader used to invite Jah Prayzah among other artistes of his generation for some of the initiatives which had become popular on Tuku Music calendar.
These include the Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance, Solo Fest, Sam Mtukudzi Commemoration, and Tuku Birthday Bash among others.
And Jah Prayzah, who used to get well along with Tuku prior to his death, said supporting his mentor’s initiatives remains a priority to him.
“I will not dwell in family politics but I will continue supporting Mdara Tuku’s initiatives.
“He was a father figure to me and he also helped me a lot as a musician.
“The last time I performed there was in February last year.
“I also visited me a few days before his death and we were just talking in general as artistes.
“I would not want to see his legacy die and I love to see it grow,” said the Third Generation boss.
As part of his loyalty, Jah Prayzah is set to headline the Valentine’s Day Party to held at Pakare Paye on February 14.
He will be supported by the Black Spirits under the leadership of Samantha Mtukudzi.
Prior to Jah Prayzah’s show, a Valentine’s Day dinner will be held at the Village Restaurant housed at the same complex.
On his love message on Valentine’s Day, Jah Prayzah said:
“The day means a lot for lovers to appreciate each other.
“As for families, it’s also the day they should also take their children out and have fun.”
Jah Prayzah who boasts of many love songs on his catalogue has also promised a polished show.
“I will simply give my best at this show and I urge fans to show up in numbers.
“It’s a celebration worth it and why not come and support the initiative,” he said.
Similar sentiments were echoed by Tuku Music board chairperson Tungamidzai Simango who urged old and new Tuku fans to support the late icon.
“We have done all the ground work needed and we are just continuing with the good work that Tuku did when he was still alive.
“Of course it will never be the same without Tuku but we are going to do our best in terms of hosting the initiatives,” he said.
“We are also grateful with the support we are receiving from various stakeholders and of course artistes.
“For instance, we are hosting Jah Prayzah on the 14th and we are looking forward to a good show.”