In Memory Of The Late Tongai Moyo

Full Name : Tongai Moyo

Born on 12 March 1968

Died on 15 October 2011(43years)

Known as : Dhewa , Igwe , Mushina Muhombe

Occupation: qualified nurse , business man and musician

Family

Wife
Miniehle Mukweli

Children
Natasha,

Nicole,

Obert (Tongai Jnr),

Tanaka

Nyasha

Peter Moyo.

Career

He started by performing in different bands in late 1980s in his hometown Kwekwe.He worked with Shirichena Jazz Band as a session musician and helped them release their two albums in 1991.

In 1996 he released his first solo album , Vimbo with his newly found band Utakataka Express.This album marked his career in the Sungura genre which was famous at that time.

During his career , Dhewa performed in the UK , U.S.A , South Africa and Mozambique where he had won so many hearts with his artistic talent

Albums

  • Mano
  • Vimbo
  • Naku
  • Vise
  • Mudzimu Weshiri
  • Chirangano with Somandla Ndebele
  • Samanyemba
  • Chingwa
  • Pakanaka Dhewa
  • Naye
  • Pinda Panyanga
  • Muridzi Wenyaya
  • Toita Basa

Controversies

*He did not attend his father’s funeral as he was preparing fot his UK tour.

*Tongai Moyo started beef with Sungura Legend , Alick Macheso saying he was not of his league.

*He did a public H.I.V test to proof his health status to naysayers.

*He was rumoured to beating up his band members when they behave unprofessionally.

Awards

He won several National Merit Awards(NAMA) and Zimbabwe Music Awards ( ZIMA)