The late Sam Mtukudzis album out

sam_mtukudziHARARE Tuku Music has posthumously released the much awaited album, Cheziya (Sweat) by Sam Mtukudzi (Pictured) the son of Zimbabwes leading music icon Oliver Mtukudzi.

Affectionately known as Sam in the music circles, he had just returned from South Africa where the CD was being mixed, before his death on March 15. Shepherd Mutamba the spokesperson at Tuku Music said the release, which is Sams second after his debut Rume Rimwe in 2007, has been described by Sams parents Oliver and wife Daisy as a rare gift from a loving son killed tragically in a car accident.

Mutamba said Tuku and wife Daisy have issued official special tributes to their young boy ahead of Cheziya hitting the shops.

Said Tuku: I take Cheziya as a gift from Sam to his parents, a gift to say to me and his mother remember me always. Cheziya is a gift that I will treasure for life because the album has extraordinary meaning that my son was conveying to me. The album reflects Sam saying goodbye and I say so because of his profound lyrics. Sam was consoling me and his mother over his passing which he prophesied in his music. That is what I see about the album when I look at events in retrospect now. Cheziya has a lot to do with us as the Mtukudzi family. It talks about the power of God – that God is there for us always. But above all Cheziya celebrates the life of a young boy who lived entirely well to the very end.

And from Daisy: Whenever I listen to Cheziya I find myself communicating with my son. The album provides me the strength to move on daily albeit through untold difficulty. I want to be strong – I want Sam to give me strength. The album has so much meaning now after Sams death. It is an album full of prophesy where Sam exhorts us to be strong when he is gone. Cheziya looks at life and its values in a deeply philosophical manner for only a young boy as Sam. I hope Sams many fans and family find consolation in Cheziya.

Mutamba said two days before Sam (22) died on March 15 2010, in the same horrific crash that killed his close friend Owen Chimhare (24) who was the sound engineer in Sams Ay Band, both had returned from sound mixing Cheziya in South Africa.

They had set on launching the CD a few days later on April 01, to coincide with Sams birthday. As fate would have it, that was not to be, said Mutamba.

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