Tendai Dembo is Zimbabwean low profile musician, son one of the greatest musicians to emerge in the country, Leonard Musorowenyoka Dembo leader of Bararua Express. He rode on his late father's fame and has also followed the legend's foot steps by venturing into music. He is the front man and lead singer of the the resuscitated Barura Express musical group.

Tendai Dembo
Tendai Dembo, Barura Express, Zimbabwean Musicians
Tendai Dembo and Part of His Barura Express Band
Residence Zimbabwe
  • Musician
  • Song Writer
  • Guitarist
  • Years active 2010 to present
    Predecessor Leonard Dembo
    Spouse(s) Tagiwa Chikondo
    Parent(s) Leonard Dembo and Eunice Dembo



    Tendai is son to the late Zimbabwe music hero Leonard Dembo. His mother is Eunice Dembo.[1] He is brother to Morgan Dembo a fellow musician with Barura Express musical group. On 16 April 2014, Tendai got engaged to Tagiwa Chikondo.[2]

    Educational Background

    Tendai attended Chaplin High School in Gweru in the Midlands Province up to 2004 where he did his secondary education.[3] He then proceeded to Pakame High School in 2006 where he completed his high school.

    Music career

    Tendai began his music career with Barura express.[4] In 2014, Dembo launched his first album as a solo artist in Harare. The launch show was attended by different musicians such as Kireni Zulu and Extra Kwazvose. The launch was however marred by some blunders and poor attendance.[4] Dembo who was supposed to give the main performance turned up late for the show because he was negotiating with the record company Diamond Studios which had failed to avail copies of the album on time.[4] His first has these songs;

    1. Kupa Kwashe (title track)
    2. Chinun'una Kura
    3. Muzvara Kamwe
    4. Nherera Zvichengete
    5. Nhamo
    6. Jeniffer

    Earlier in 2013, Tendai had released an album together with his brother Morgan. The album which was titled "Kutsika Matsimba" however did not create the anticipated impact on the local music scene.[4]


    Tendai and Morgan Rehearsing a Song "Kodzero" originally done by their Father
    Tendai and Morgan Rehearsing "Zvaunoda Handizvigoni

    After the launch of the album, Tendai's elder brother went on the ridicule the album pointing to a bad relationship between the two. It is believed that the differences between the two resulted in Tendai going solo.[5]

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    1. P. Mushawevato, Mai Dembo Speaks on Sons' Feud,The Sunday Mail, published:13 Jul 2014,retrieved:3 Mar 2015"
    2. , Got Engaged to Tagiwa Chikondo,Tendai Dembo Facebook Page, published:16 April 2014,retrieved:3 Mar 2015"
    3. T. Dembo, Tendai Dembo,Tendai Dembo Facebook Page,retrieved:3 Mar 2015"
    4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 T. Marwizi, Poor Start for Tendai Dembo,The Herald, published:,retrieved:13 June 2015"
    5. S. Charumbira, Dembo brothers’ war: Morgan rubbishes Tendai album,NewsDay, published:13 Jun 2014,retrieved:3 Mar 2015"