‘KUTONGA KWARO’ JAH PRAYZAH’S PROPHECY BECOMES REALITY ?
Amid the drama and the action packed scenes which unraveled and led to the fall of Mugabe, popular singer Jah Prayzah has come in the spotlight again. His song Kutonga Kwaro bears lyrics which uncannily mirror the situation that unfolded right in front of everyone’s eyes.
Following his embarrassing graveyard assault and the scandals which laced it, it was time the singer got some redemptive points and prove he was down but not out of the game by a long shot.
Jah Prayzah has been affectiobately dubbed a ‘svikiro’, a Shona word which alludes to a spirit medium or one who has powers of divination inspired by a spirit which possess him/her.
Jah’s song Kutonga Kwaro has taken the country by storm following the biggest comebacks ever in history by formerly vilified Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is now the president of Zimbabwe following the sad and dramatic ouster of Mugabe
Kutonga Kwaro speaks of an insurgent who comes back to rescue the country from the clutches of oppression and changes all the rules. The insurgent who is seen as hero is welcomed by the crowds who are eager for a change. The song is about regime change, hope and celebration, themes which every Zimbabwean can identify with right now.
So the biggest question on everyone lips if Kutongwa Kwaro was inspired by spirits of divination as well as the ‘mhondoro spirits’ who are the guardian spirits of the country or it was just a matter of writing the right song at the right time?
Jah Prayzah hasn’t said much about the song’s origins but earlier he slammed any political connotations citing that it was a song strictly meant for entertainment, just like Mdhara Vachauya, a love song which somehow became a political anthem at Zanu Pf rallies
However there’s no denying that Kutongwa Kwaro is the song of the moment right now, it has become a revolutionary song, a song of hope and change for every Zimbabwean out there.