URBAN grooves cum sungura musician Jacob Moyana, popularly known as Munotidako, is set to appear in court tomorrow for allegedly buying a stolen public address (PA) system.
Moyana is alleged to have bought the PA system he used during a recent all-night show at Salaco Night Club in Mtapa, Gweru, from a night club worker.
According to police, Moyana was invited to perform at the show and he later allegedly connived with one of the club’s disc jockeys (DJs), identified as Godfrey Maposa, to steal three band speakers, three band twitters and three 50m electronic transmission cables that belonged to club owner Langton Nyashanu.
Maposa handed the equipment to Moyana after the show and was allegedly paid for it.
The equipment was ferried to Redcliff where Moyana is currently based.
On Monday morning, club supervisor Lawrence Mupuwi discovered that some equipment was missing and quizzed his security personnel, who fingered Maposa.
When Maposa was interrogated, he allegedly confessed to selling the equipment to Moyana.
The matter was then reported to the police, leading to Maposa’s arrest.
Both Moyana and Maposa are set to appear at the Gweru Magistrates’ Court facing theft charges.
Moyana is not new to controversy as his songs have been received with mixed feelings.
Recently Star FM fans refused to have his music played on the station saying it was not proper for public consumption. Some of his controversial songs include MunotiDako, Ndichageza Kumberi, Mati Njiva munodya, Tinonamatako, Pamhatakatarisa, Gumbo ramai Susan, and Zvinonaka zvagara zvinonaka.
Born in Chipinge in 1980 Moyana is a family man and father of three. Moyana started playing the guitar in 1991 in Chipinge Days Hill Village. In 1994 Moyana went to Harare where he stayed with his uncle and started working in the tuck shops. He then worked as a conductor (hwindi) for 5 years in Harare. Moyana once
worked as a lead guitarist at Fabio Chivhanda’s Traditional band.
Moyana said that he knows how to play traditional music better than Museve. Moyana then joined Ghetto Express which started in Mbare and they participated and won the 2002 Chibuku road to Fame.
Moyana was taught to play marketable music by Elson Chauke who is the lead guitarist. In 2002 he recorded Chiwepu Chembodza with Joseph Chavhakaira. Moyana did not stop there; in 2004 he recorded Mariyako Chete with Ghetto Express. They did not stop there in 2006 recorded Tarisiro with Ghetto Express. He also recorded the Idya Banana with Joseph Garakara.
In 2008 due to economic hardships Moyana left Harare for Beitbridge where he started to work as a conduct but because of his passion for music he
started mobilizing resources for him to pursue his music career. He then recorded Toita Zviripo with Grama Records but the Album failed to yield him
anything and he attributed the failure to poor marketing.
The Ghetto hunter’s later joined his Black hunters and recorded a six track album Kana Muchitidako Tichauyako.