I 'm being victimised on tribal grounds: Moyana

GWERU - Controversial musician Jacob Moyana says he is being unfairly treated by music promoters and radio stations because he hails from the minority Ndau tribe.

Moyana, who was barred from performing during the 21st February Movement Gala due to the lyrical content of his songs which are deemed obscene, claims that promoters are just looking for an excuse to shut him out.

“We ought to promote minority languages, and music is one such tool,” said Moyana just after a packed show at Salaco Sports Dinner in Gweru recently.

“The Harare syndrome is retrogressive. Harare wants all artistes to be under its control.

“Other cities and areas should also be allowed to contribute to Zimbabwe’s musical heritage” Moyana said.

The Chipinge-born musician, who appreciates the support he has received from music promoter Biggie Chinoperekwei and Dendera star Suluman Chimbetu, flatly denies that his lyrics are dirty.

“Promoters who have deep pockets are trying to disable me from earning a living when the truth of the matter is that I use ordinary Shona used by everyday people.

“Those that say my music is vulgar are the ones you find listening to music that insults their parents in English and other foreign languages yet they have the guts to point an accusing finger at me” he added.

The Munotidako singer is determined to rise to the top despite all the impediments being placed in his way.

“Music fans are following me wherever I perform.

“This confirms that the people who want to be happy don’t want to be involved in tribal politics. They are just after fun and nothing more.

“Because they are doing everything to stifle me, I am now personally distributing my music for free during my shows” he said.

Comments (19)

Mr Moyana I urge you to get real if you are serious about music.Your music is just good enough to pass on whats app as a joke and thats it.infact its only fun when u hear it for the first time and aftrwards it ceases to be fun.i dont know Ndau but i hope and trust you can find real meaningful and respectful words which you can actually use to promote the language.

makonya - 24 March 2014

Am also a Ndau man .i think it is still vulgur no matter u justify yur self,it was better if u used MUNOTIDA IKOKO i think you were not going to be resistant.i wish u the best in music my brother

NEVER - 24 March 2014

musharuka endai mberi kwemene hai. musatya zvinobhuya munhu ngendaa yekuti munhu wakashata mwoyo. kusanganisira dongonda rinozwi "mukanya". pondai ngoma dhodha remuganga. kkkkk pamberi ne dako.

jokoniya - 24 March 2014

iwe never unonyepa kuti uri mundau , ngekuti mufoni mwako utori nnana " fuck fuck, bitch "asi woda kuzonda mwana wekanyi. ndinuya kanyi techiponda "munotidako mu BMW yangu. tosangana pa chikisa kkkk kana mu gaza

jokoniya - 24 March 2014

Man, if you r Ndau then probably you are Ndau from Machazi in Mozambique. The Ndau of Chipinge do not say munotidako. They would say munotideyo. You, like Dr. Kombo Moyana, all come from Mozambique. Go and sing your trash there.

Mashonaland Dickmarsh - 24 March 2014

Moyana you are very right. People are just ignorant. Infact, people who bar you from performing have dirty minds. Munotidako means you want us there. But people think of a woman's buttocks when the song has nothing associated with that. For example, kunyenga is vulgar in the Manica dilect, but we have such songs and people have no qualms. If I say nyora, people have no qualms, but that word can be vulgar if you pronounce it in some way. So Moyana is right. His Munotidako song is just a very innocent song that requires air play. It is only the dirty-minded that are afraid to play the song - those who would think of a woman's buttocks, and the meaning of the word which is "you want us there" and so we will come.

Danai Pazvagozha - 24 March 2014

vulgar yoga yoga iyo. HATITOMBOIDI PA AIR PLAY ZVACHOSE. ACTUALLY I DONT THINK PRESIDENT VEDU VAKANZWA SUCH VULGAR TYPE OF MUSIC VANGAFARA NAZVO. YOU KNOW IT IN YOUR HEART MOYANA.

FARAI - 24 March 2014

Pamhata-katerera muzukuru..ndiani amboro-ngedza mumba mangu...usaite kunge zije-mbere..mzukuru musata-mbe netwunhu twangu.This is one of his song..if you listen clearly, u can see that his motive is to emphasize on the vulgar parts.Waste of talent, i say..

makonya - 25 March 2014

in as much as the man would want to include the minority ndau he has to be very mindful and sensetive of other dialects. after all his songs explicitly emphasizes on the vulgarity in the lyrics, munotidako is nonsense except vulgar sense!

higs - 25 March 2014

It is vulgar suggestive. insults the innocent inner conscience. Deceptive naughty, unsuitable for us & our kids

Loe - 25 March 2014

I met this guy last month in East London Eastern Cape on my way to Durban. I was sitting in the station waiting room and i heard him speaking Shona to a Mozambican friend. We talked a bit and he played me a few of his tracks. He is definitely a descent man. All the best blaz

hakeem - 25 March 2014

I met this guy last month in East London Eastern Cape on my way to Durban. I was sitting in the station waiting room and i heard him speaking Shona to a Mozambican friend. We talked a bit and he played me a few of his tracks. He is definitely a descent man. All the best blaz

hakeem - 25 March 2014

imbecile

meek - 25 March 2014

mr moyana , we understand that you wanted to be different in the music industry, but this is Zimbabwe, isu tine hunhu hwedu watinokoshesha, munhu wese akangonzwa that song anomhanyira kunofunga kuti uri kuda kuzama kuita sei, just find another way to express your lyrics, otherwise you wont find your way in the industry

gery - 26 March 2014

Kubhuya gwinyiso remene moyana uri kuedza hako kutambe nemazwi asingatauri seasingabhuyi zvidhaniso iwona eibhuya hayo zvidhaniso. Ngoma dzako adziiti kuyaiya nevanodhanika. Zvinototsverudza kuti titi uri wekanyi kwedu peya. Apana kuti wadzvanyirirwa ngekuti uri mundau atitombotarisi zveshe izvozvo teiyaiya iwewe ndiwe unotoda kuti tiyaiye zvidhaniso zvako ngekuti waita mundau. Kudai ngezvabhiuwa ngerimweni dhodha padera apo ngoma dzako dzingatotumirwa pamawhatsapp sejoke haikona kutoti nditeerere zvakadaro paradio

Lamsig07 - 26 March 2014

In a society suffering so much, we needing a laughing break. Have a sense of humour. It's just a clever use of words! Our youths are feeding on worse Western music littered with 'f**k this, f**k' that. Moyana is not exactly saying that. He is using Shona words that result in a certain combination. But still innocent Shona words!

stix - 26 March 2014

just that its shona guys ,otherwise this guy is doing best he can to earn a living. Let him sing what he can,otherwise we do enjoy such funny contents of his songs.Some song songs are educative whereas other are for funny ,usee

nyika - 28 March 2014

Get away with your stupid music. Enda unoridzira mumvura hove dzigokuterera. Haunyari kuchemera kunyadzisira pane vanhu. Zimbabwe inoda vanhu vane unhu. Mapromoters haasi kuda kukuudza pachena kuti hatidi "music" yako. Muhondo taiti pasi newe nekuti uri kuda kuuraya identity neunhu hwedu.

studio77 - 28 March 2014

Get away with your stupid music. Enda unoridzira mumvura hove dzigokuterera. Haunyari kuchemera kunyadzisira pane vanhu. Zimbabwe inoda vanhu vane unhu. Mapromoters haasi kuda kukuudza pachena kuti hatidi "music" yako. Muhondo taiti pasi newe nekuti uri kuda kuuraya identity neunhu hwedu.

studio77 - 28 March 2014

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