Family, friends and relatives of the late sungura musician Tedious Muchapedza Matsito who died in the capital this Thursday (yesterday) gathered at his homestead in Kuwadzana, Harare to bid him farewell and described him as an irreplaceable musical figure.
Fellow musicians and friends celebrated the life of the late Ngwenya Brothers leaders by listening and dancing to some of his songs.
Musicians and fellow industry players including Josephat Somanje, Bernard Chatora, Tatenda Pinjisi and Noah Gwimbi described Matsito as a sungura giant who contributed immensely to the music industry.
“Tarasikirwa zvikuru nemumwe wevaimbi watakashanda naye zvakanaka akaita mbiri kuma 90s (We have suffered a great loss we worked together very well and he rose to fame in the 90s),” said Somanje.
Chatora said, “Tedious ndiye mumwe wevaimbi vesungura vakatanga kugamuchirwa muregion yedu nemahit song ake achitonoita mashows ake kunana Mozambique neZambia nedzimwe nyika dzakatikomberedza (Tedious is one of the sungura musicians whose music was well received in the region and as such had the opportunity to perform in countries like Mozambique and Zambia among others).
Matsito is expected to be laid to rest this Saturday (tomorrow) at Restland Memorial Park in the capital.