Sekuru Gora
BornThomas Wadharwa
(1937-10-27)October 27, 1937
DiedMarch 10, 2002(2002-03-10) (aged 64)
Chitungwiza
NationalityZimbabwe
Occupation
  • Musician

Sekuru Gora real named Thomas Wadharwa was a Zimbabwean musician who played the Mbira. He was popularly known for his song Kufa Kwangu Zvarova. Sekuru Gora often expressed his message in a humorous and biting way.

Background

He was born on 27 October 1937 in Wedza.[1]. He would constantly watch his grandfathers building and playing the Mbira. When he was fourteen he picked up a mbira for the first time and, to everyone's amazement, was already able to play. Even at that early age he was called on to play at the mapira ceremony, where a homwe (spirit medium) becomes possessed by an ancestral spirit with the help of the mbira music. [2]

Career

Sekuru Gora released a vinyl album in 1992 with two songs namely the popular Kufa Kwangu Zvarova and the title track Nemakonde.Both songs were produced by Jona Sithole at Jenaguru Studios. [3] He released the album Vakuru Chaivo in 2001.[4]

Discography

Albums

  • Nemakonde (1992)
  • Vakuru Chaivo (2001)

Death

Sekuru Gora died on 10 March 2002 in Chitungwiza.[5]

References