Majaivana's son to perform tonight

REDCLIFF - Randal Majaivana, who claims to be the son of exiled Zimbabwean music legend Lovemore Majaivana, will perform songs from his eight-track debut album Vhukani Bazali tonight at Redcliff Drive Inn.

The gig in Redcliff town dubbed “Majaivana, his legacy and the future” will also feature Harare-based Progress Chipfumo and his Sound of the Motherland.

Though the Kwekwe-based Randal was not prepared to say much except to say “his mother was Majaivana’s second wife,” the young musician insisted that Majaivana’s blood runs in his veins.

According to well-placed sources Majaivana fathered Randal with a coloured woman based in Kwekwe.

With his father ensconced in far-flung United States of America, Randal has made it his responsibility to keep the Majaivana legacy alive.

“My father contributed immensely to the cultural growth of this country.

“I hope someday to walk down a street or road named after him,” said Randal.

If he is indeed Majaivana’s son, Randal will join Derrick Tshuma, who is also the Zimbabwean music legend’s child, in attempting to forge a career in music.

Randal’s father who was variously nicknamed Majee, Umkhwenyana weMpopoma or Umagezangochago, made hits such as Umoya Wami, Salanini Zinini, Sayiwela, Ngivulele, Isitimela and Bandlala Njani before relocating to the United States of America.

George Tobaiwa, the organiser of tonight’s show told Daily News that the gig will centre its focus on creating a solid platform for the young musician to show he has what it takes to follow his father’s very big shoes.

“It is going to be Majaivana’s debut performance on a big  platform such as ours. This show is a  continuation of our drive to give young artistes the opportunity to develop themselves into top-flight musicians,” said Tobaiwa.

 

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