If, according to Elijah, Safirio was not included on the line up, he would have the show cancelled at the last minute. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. Even with the Afrojazz Siesta, Safirio, who was also known as Baba vaRwizi from his television comic series, Mhuri YavaMukadota, concentrated more on “sketches”. Many would remember him for his pranks that captivated the audiences including the “Kumaroro” incident which inspired youngsters like Winky D to compose songs based on the jokes. He launched a comeback sometime in the late 90s after his fathers death. He was best at acting as well as music. The imposing statue is a first of its kind as it is made of bronze tinted fibreglass cast by Edward Magwizi who is a fibreglass specialist.

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Elijah still remembers in when he was chosen to perform in Mozambique on that countrys independence occasion. This coupled with what Elijah called ill-treatment by his recording company led to a premature end to a very promising career that started way back in the early 70s when Elijah worked as a doorman wherever and whenever his father was playing.

I tell you I can stand my own against these young people and mukasota a point,” he laughed and added that Langton Deo of Magetsi fame has agreed to help him put his musical career back onto the tracks.


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Today, he plays for Tanga wekwaSando. Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica. Lovingly referred to as Mukadota, a name he got after his popular situational comedy of the same name that occupied ZTV’s prime time slot during weekdays in the late s, Madzikatire muladota television-viewing audiences with his razor sharp humour and inimitable antics.

I had seen him playing with a rhumba mukadofa and poached him from them when we introduced congas. After playing for some time, financial problems rocked the band leading to a split that saw the rest of the members walking out on the Madzikatires.

I had grown tired of his “sketches” and opted to play music only.

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The same Chibhodhoro was Elijahs other half in the television comedy Bero Mukadota. According to Farai Mpfunya, the executive director of the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust, already there are plans to extend the gesture to Mtukudzi and other iconic artists.

Their problems were not only about cancelling shows but money too. Whether his acting career was a success or not is another matter but Elijah believes that he still has what it takes as a musician. There was a problem processing your submission. It can be argued that no one actor has quite reached the level of Mukadota, as he was simply in a class of his own.


But in a case of a hen that ate its eggs, Safirio arguably the countrys greatest comedian ever, allegedly destroyed that which he had inspired, leaving his son in the wilderness.

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By submitting above, you agree to our privacy policy. Top Headlines Music Zimbabwe Entertainment. We need to confirm your email address. Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica. And again, had it not been for the same inspiring father who later put stumbling blocks into the spokes of his sons wheels of fortune, Elijah would not have abandoned his musical career.

He launched a comeback sometime in the late 90s after his fathers death. After playing with the Afrojazz Siesta, Safirio managed to buy his own instruments and together with his son, formed the Ocean City Band. When mukadotx return to music proved futile, Elijah tried his hand in acting and television sketches ironically the very things he had disapproved of his father.

If, according to Elijah, Safirio was not included on the line up, he would have mjkadota show cancelled at the last minute.

And this was costly to his sons career. Sign up for free AllAfrica Newsletters Get the latest in African news delivered straight to your mukaxota. They demanded that I play music for them. He sought to release a tribute to his father, Tinokurangarirai that did not do well.

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