Tongai Moyo

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Tongai Moyo
Birth name Tongai Moyo
Also known as Dhewa,Igwee or Murozvi Mukuru
Born (1968-03-12) March 12, 1968 (age 47)
Origin Kwekwe, Zimbabwe
Died (2011-10-15)October 15, 2011
Genres Sungura
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer
Instruments Lead Vocals,Guitar
Years active 1988–2011
Labels Gramma records
Associated acts Somandla Ndebele

Tongai Moyo (12 March 1968 – 15 October 2011) was a contemporary Zimbabwean musician, often referred to as Dhewa. Born and raised in Kwekwe, Dhewa rose to fame in the late 1990s as a solo-artist with the Utakataka express.[1] Smash hits such as Samanyemba, Naye, Muchina Muhombe and many others catapulted Dhewa to national, regional and international fame; he produced 14 albums in a career spanning over two decades.[2] Tongai Moyo succumbed to non Hodgkin's lymphoma at St Anne's Hospital on the evening of Saturday 15 October 2011 in Harare. Close to 15,000 people came to pay their last respects to the sungura superstar at Mbizo Stadium in Kwekwe.[3] He was buried in Zhombe his rural home. [4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zimbabwe Music Guide". Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  2. ^ "The late Tongai Dhewa Moyo in pictures". Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  3. ^ "15 000 say goodbye to singer Tongai Moyo". Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  4. ^ Sungura musician, Tongai Moyo has been buried at his rural home in Sosombe village in Zhombe. http://www.thezimbabwedaily.com/zimbabwe/9332-tongai-moyo-laid-to-rest-as-minister-shamu-highjacks-funeral.html |Date 2011, October 18 | retrieved 2014, December 08.

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