CONTEMPORARY musician Jah Prayzah says they feel honoured as musicians that one of their own was given a national hero status.
He made these remarks on Saturday at the National Sports Stadium where there was a send-off gala held for the late music icon Oliver Mtukudzi.
Addressing the people, who were gathered to bid farewell to Tuku, Jah Prayzah said that they feel honoured that one of the musician was given a national hero status.
“For the first time a musician has been declared a national hero, it’s a good thing and it shows that us musicians are recognized in the country,” said Jah Prayzah.
He also said that the country has been robbed of a great man.
“Tarasikirwa nemunhu muhombe.
“The songs that the late Tuku sang were those that touched almost every aspect of the way that people live, that include songs of consoling people that had lost their loved ones, those that have lost hope in life and would want to commit suicide,” said Jah Prayzah.
Another musician Bob Nyabinde also hailing the Government for declaring Tuku a national hero.
“I thank the country for recognizing the works that the late Tuku did and for making Tuku a national hero that is a good deed that they did,” said Nyabinde.