ngwenya brothers chaiyo.jpgLocal Sungura group, Ngwenya Brothers, which rose to prominence in the mid 1990s before fading into oblivion after losing three band members and instruments in a traffic accident in 2009, is on a comeback trail.

Despite two years of inactivity after losing three band members in a horrific car crash, which also destroyed the group’s instruments, Ngwenya Brothers have bounced back and are currently in the studio working on a new album.

Ngwenya Brothers front man, Tedius Muchapedza Matsito admitted that the group had fallen on hard times since the 2009 accident while coming from a show in Mozambique. 

Matsito however said the band has now recovered and is holding live shows in and around Harare.

“It has become tough for us after the accident but Culture Fund came to our rescue by giving us instruments. We are now working on our new album, Kurongerana, which portrays the hard times we have been through,” Matsito said.

Band members, Brian Chitenga and Misheck Notice say the group has emerged stronger and has received an encouraging response from fans.

Ngwenya Brothers rose to prominence in 1993 with such hits as Nyaradzo and Rudo Inzira.

The group’s most popularly song is the 1995 hit Madiro, well known as ‘Gede’.

Their last album, Tumirai Shoko was released in 2009 before the fatal accident which almost destroyed the group.