Stella Chiweshe, Mukundu in nasty exchange of words

The Herald Reporter |  2 years ago | Entertainment

A social media row has erupted between mbira player and singer Ambuya Stella Chiweshe and music producer and guitarist Clive ‘Mono’ Mukundu over a sound track that was superimposed on her performance at he unveiling of Mbuya Nehanda’s statue last month.

Mukundu’s son, Takakunda, a guitarist of note in his own right, edited the video on Mbuya Stella Chiweshe’s performance and put himself on her side playing an acoustic in line with what she was singing. 

Ambuya Stella Chiweshe took offence because she had not been told that Takakunda would edit the clip and post it on social media platforms.

She then took to social media to denounce the act.

“To all the people who were at the unveiling of Mbuya Nehanda medium’s statue, I would like to ask you if you saw me with anybody on stage. Now I have seen a video of a guitarist sitting behind me playing a guitar that is spoiling my voice and the song that I had sung,” she posted.

“Please, I would like to let you know that I am very disappointed. Who edited that and added a guitarist? If you listen to the guitar it’s just spoiling my voice, it’s not playing along with it. I was alone on stage, now I see a wicked guitarist behind me, who is he? 

“Can someone please explain to me why it was edited afterwards without my knowledge. Who did that? I want an answer please, because even Lucifer does not have such cruelty.”

This did not go down well with Mukundu, who thought Mbuya Chiweshe’s choice of words was not appropriate, and that there was nothing wrong in honouring her with a rendition as most artiste usually do.

What followed was a war of words between Ambuya Chiweshe and Mukundu.

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