The Sunday Mail
ISAAC Tazvida has released two singles following a two-year Covid-19- induced break.
Brother to the late System Tazvida, the singer said the music is part of efforts to keep the Smoko legacy alive.
He added that the two singles dubbed “Muchatsva” will mark the return of Chazezesa Challengers on the live music circuit.
“The past two years have been tough for us despite the relaxation of Covid-19 protocols last year. We have not held any live shows over the period. But we have been working on something new and we are now resuming live shows,” said Isaac.
One of the tracks is titled “Ndinokuda”.
In the song, the singer showers praise to his wife, Memory Munamati, for the years they have spent together and the family they have raised.
Isaac said her wife played a major role in raising the children left behind by System, Peter and other Tazvida siblings.
“At some point, we had 13 children to look after; she did a great job and now they are all independent, so I had to find a special way to appreciate her,” he said.
The other track has a message for the youth and emphasises the importance of education.
“It is every parent’s dream to see their kids prosper,” he said.
In both tracks, Isaac stuck to the customary Smoko beat and vocal delivery.
Meanwhile, Chazezesa Challengers has lined up a number of shows next month to promote their upcoming album.
The yet-to-be-named six-track effort is expected in the first quarter of the year.
System died in 1999 aged 31.
His younger brother, Peter, took over leadership of the band for three years before he also passed on, leaving it in the hands of brother Isaac and nephew King.
The two later parted ways due to disagreements.