King Tazvida (centre) during the filming of his two videos
Efforts to keep System Tazvida's smoko music is bearing fruit with the release of two music videos by the late icon's younger brother, King who wishes to resurrect his legendary elder brother's great music legacy.
The Tazvida sibling has released 'Anodyiwa Haataure' and 'Nherera' videos from songs initially released by System and his band, Chazezesa Challengers back in the 1990s.
King is working hand-in-glove with System Tazvida's widow, Barbra.
Speaking to iTell News from his base in Sandton Park in Westgate, Harare, the 30-year-old dreadlocked King said the videos were a tribute to his late brother who is also his inspiration.
"We have dedicated the videos to brother System who pioneered smoko music. The videos can be streamed on social media platforms of Facebook and Instagram," he said.
King, who calls himself 'Mambo veSmoko', started singing back in November 2003 after completing high school and joining Chazezesa Challengers, nicknamed "Boyz dzeSmoko'.
The band was then under the leadership of his brother, Isaac, who is now also late.
King left Chazezesa Challengers in 2005 to join a rumba outfit named Ndombolo Stars that was led by Franco Mwanamulumba.
He later moved to join Owen Supu Vhezha's band until 2014 when he started to regroup his brother's Chazezesa Challengers.
"I have recorded an album in my name and a single which I did with Shame and Jealous Chareka. I have released the musical videos so that fans know that the Chazezesa Challengers Boyz dzeSmoko brand is still alive," said Tazvida.
"We are parcelling out original smoko music. Our challenge is that of shortage of instruments and transport; we hire both to hold shows. We wish to acquire our own kit and vehicle so that we can easily hold shows around the country.
"I am appealing to smoko faithful fans to support us in any way that they can. I also wish to hold joint shows with industry elders like Alick Macheso, Jah Prayaz and Sulumani Chimbetu," said King.entertainment