Josphat Somanje regrets fallout with Daiton

HARARE - Struggling sungura musician Josphat Somanje says lack of professionalism hastened the break-up of the old Pengaudzoke band that he co-led with his brother Daiton.

The Marondera-based musician is convinced that timely professional help could have helped to prevent the acrimonious fall out with his equally talented brother.

“If we had received professional advice, we would not have gone through such a disgraceful act with Daiton,” he told the Daily News.

“I wish to put our differences aside but that does not mean Pengaudzoke is back. Daiton is doing his thing and I am doing my own thing too and if we are meant to work together let tomorrow decide.”

Josphat is determined not to repeat the mistakes he made when he parted with Daiton.

‘If I am to get an advisor, I would appreciate that, as that person would help me mould my band. The last time I ended up saying unnecessary information about my brother which was not for public consumption,” he said

“Look at the Chimbetus, they have about four different bands that hail from the same family, but despite having a few differences they are all doing well and that is how Daiton and myself should have handled our differences.”

Last Saturday night, Josphat shared the stage with Suluman Chimbetu at New Life Night Club in Harare’s Budiriro suburb.

“We want to thank Suluman who gave us the chance to be heard and this is exactly what I need as I attempt to revive my career,” he said.

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