Seke dedication song to my mother

Jah Prayzah’s mother, Shelly, was a society “tete”, a Family Planning Officer who was responsible for distributing and training on contraception in the community. She rode her bicycle to work, and was popular for waving at her neighbours in the hood and shouting out “Handichatsaukire ndasiya mhuri yangu!”(I shall not pass by your house, I am rushing to my kids back home!) In a typical rural setting, one greets and acknowledges everyone along the way, usually stopping over for a few minutes for a brief chat. But Shelly rarely has time for these stopovers, so she waves and excuses herself instead.

The song is a dedication to his mother, where he thanks her for the struggles she went through, the tears she shed, the sleepless nights she had, and for being there for the family, taking care to their needs. A totem-themed emotional but upbeat song, it pays tribute also to his mother’s clan, the Seke Mutema clan; he acknowledges his maternal uncles who are referred to by their first names and playfully, their nicknames and totems, as well as his whole maternal family.

14 Comments

  1. Maru Tamangani on August 17, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Great Music Sekuru . God bless you.

  2. Marg on August 19, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Kana namai vanguwo askana, VaChihera ndinovatenda. This song speaks volumes to me regarding my mum and the life we lived growing up, now that you have explained it, it’s become so dear to me as well. #sekemutema #chihera #zuruvi

  3. yassmin yusufu on August 19, 2016 at 9:19 am

    you have done well jah you have to call me mom too coz ndini chihera wacho

  4. Blessing Chikukutu on August 19, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I love this song to bits, can spend the day with this song on repeat. As a mother too i know how we work hard to raise our children and when a child shows such appreciation, the bliss is unexplainable!
    #proudChihera

  5. Lady Ell Jay on August 19, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Nice songs Seke mutema, especially Watora mari this is the best,urikuenda mberi Jah.exerllent

  6. Walter Mauye on August 19, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Makumberi Jah Prayzah mawachisa padinga patown

  7. Miss Charity Mandizha on August 19, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Waita hako Jah Prayzah ndini Seke mutema, ndini mai vako chaivo. Hatibereke zvekutamba isu anaSeke Mutema. Tichimira mira kuti vana vaite hupenyu hwakanaka. Mwari varambe vachikuitira zvakanaka mwanangu.

  8. Kudzaishe on August 19, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Makaipa mudhara Jah ramba uchienda kuumberi vamwe vanozama asii vatadzakusvika pawaka svika .shinga nekunamata god bless you more ndini nyanyoda song yako yekutii ndaka kurira munhamho ndakai ridza ndouya sekinge misodzii icha donha unoziva zvaurii mudhara haende kumberii ??

  9. Shingirai on August 19, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    You’ve got a natural talent Jah Prayzah. May God continue to bless you. A true Solder of your life.

  10. mitchel machekeche on August 20, 2016 at 4:27 am

    uncle jah l really love ur new album song watora mari luv u al grtng to my aunty Rufaro

  11. Brenda Kaguna on August 20, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Awesome

  12. Elliwe Beauty on August 20, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I’m impressed with ur music Jah Prayzah. Keep it up.

  13. talent on August 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Mdhara makaipa

  14. Apostle Kitso Bome on August 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Man you are good in this music i like it

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