Jacob Moyana's wife is Emma Mbewe, who also doubles as the manager.
In 2002 Moyana was in the band Tinashe Express which won the Chibuku Road to Fame competition. The band played traditional music and after recording many songs which failed to please both fans and promoters they changed style to Sungura and that’s when Ghetto Express was born.
Narrating how he composed the song Munotidako, Moyana said he had a dream one day whilst he was in Beitbridge. In the dream Moyana said he was singing the chorus and the trees and other plants in my dream would respond by jumping up and dancing along with him. He said:
"I was in Beitbridge one day when I dreamt singing the chorus to the song and the trees and other plants in my dream would respond by jumping up and dancing along with me. The dream was very vivid so I woke up and immediately started practising the song with my band and we sang it that very night to the delight of the crowd at the show."
In 2017, Moyana bagged a three-month contract to perform at the Boksburg Ekhurleni Hotel in South Africa.
In 2016, Moyana reportedly fell on hard times and turned into a traditional healer to make ends meet. A relative, who refused to be named, told The Herald that Moyana had no permanent place and was moving from one place to another healing patients afflicted by different ailments. Contacted for comment Moyana issued contradicting statements but later toned down, claiming that he was assisting his wife who is a prophet.
In July 2014, Moyana was arrested for allegedly buying a stolen public address (PA) system.
Moyana allegedly bought the PA system he had used in an all-night show at Salaco Night Club in Mutapa, Gweru, from one of the club’s disc jockeys identified as Godfrey Maposa who had claimed that it belonged to him.
Moyana was invited to perform at the show and he later allegedly connived with Maposa to steal three-band speakers (two medium and one bass band), three-band twitters and three 50m electronic transmission cables that belonged to the club owner Langton Nyashanu.
Maposa handed the equipment to Moyana after the show and it was paid for. The equipment was ferried to Moyana's base in Redcliff.
The club supervisor Lawrence Mupuwi discovered that some equipment was missing and quizzed his security personnel, who fingered Maposa. When Maposa was interrogated, he allegedly confessed to selling it to Moyana.
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- Munashe Rungano, Moyana strikes gold in Jozi, Showbiz, Published: 2017, Retrieved: March 21, 2021
- Stephen Chadenga, Munotidako singer thrills Gweru, Southern Eye, Published: March 18, 2014, Retrieved: March 21, 2021
- Jacob Moyana loses child, cancels album launch, NewsDay, Published: August 7, 2014, Retrieved: March 21, 2021
- Tawanda Marwizi, Moyana falls on hard times . . . abandons music for traditional healing, Press Reader, Published: June 29, 2016, Retrieved: March 21, 2021
- Munotidako singer up for theft, Southern Eye, Published: July 30, 2014, Retrieved: March 21, 2021