How Soul Jah Love Got The Title ‘Chigunduru’ The Heartbreaking Life Of Soul Jah Love:
People tend to judge without knowing or getting an in-depth understanding of one’s life. Some people judged the late Soul Jah Love for drug abuse not knowing what had got him into that. Here is a heartbreaking story about his life and what some of his songs reflect.
Many Zimdancehall fans had come to love Chibaba (Chigunduru) as he was also known for his signature on stage but might have never known the other side of their favourite artist backstage.
Soul Jah Love’s life was full of pain and sorrow, nothing worked according to his will. Most of his songs reflected on the life that he lived.
After losing his mother, father and twin brother, he found himself on the streets because all of his family members refused to stay with him. He became a street kid also labelled as ‘chigunduru’. In his songs, he referred to himself as Chigunduru because he was once a street kid.
The only way to hide from reality was in drugs since he had no one to turn to during those days.
Still faced ailing in the above trauma, he then built a house that was demolished by the city council. Following the demolition, Jah love released a song called Pazai indicating how heartbroken he was.
Soul Jah Love also suffered from cancer and was diabetic since the age of 7.
In one of the interviews that Soul Jah Love had on Star FM, the “Ndini uya uya” hit maker said out some of his struggles that he had to go through, and yet he had to smile and appear on stage as if everything is ok.
It was in this interview that Soul Jah Love also revealed that some of the songs he sang are a reflection of the heartbreaks and struggles he went through.
The dancehall chanter said:
But kana ndikaimba, vanokwanisawo kunzwawo kurwadziwa kwangu. Despite kuti ndine munyamowo, I am diabetic ka, life yangu chero paradio pandiri ndinogona kunge ndichitorwara pandakagara pano ndichitongozvishingisa ndichitoita zvandirikuita pano but ndikatadza kuuya kushow because ndadonha nesugar handitozvikwanise kuzvitaura because zvinonzi akadhakwa nemadrugs. Hapana anonyatsa kuziva life yangu, munhu wese anouya padhuze pangu anozozviona zvakawanda. But mazuva ano ndina manager wangu, muface wangu anogona kutomira nepamwe pandisingagone. Ndakatomboshaya jekiseni ndiri ku Kenya pa airport, zviye zvekuti tadzika mundege apa kureka, apa hapana kwatinoziva but kana uriwega manje zvinenge zvakatooma. But dzimwe nguva ndaitryer kuti ndiite nevamwe, then ndo fire manager but ndini ndinenge ndiri wrong kuvanhu but pamwe munhu iyeye vanhu havasi kutombonzwisisa kuti ndapotsa ndafa anonoka kuuya nechakati, nemari yangu yakati, face yangu inoita kunge yakangonyorwa madrugs. Wangu munamato Mwari wangu ndigonesei zvandinotadza, ndigare ndakachena ndimbofadza vaya vaya nandinotadzira. Handigone kuzvinyora kuti ndizvo zvandinenge ndichiitwa nevanhu. Vamwe vanoti ndichavingwa negonzo mbereko yaramba but ndini ndinotozviramba. Zvandataura zvese izvi masong andatokuudza.
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