There are very few people who recognize the late Zimbabwean singer, Prince Musarurwa who recently died at an early age of 32 due to cancer. He took his last breath at Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital on 15th February 2020.
Prince was a famous Zimbabwean African jazz singer, songwriter, producer and musician. Matter of fact, he was also the grandson of late August Musaruwa, who had gathered fame for his song, Skokiaan, nationally and internationally.
Let’s discuss in detail the cause of his death including his achievements and songs. Stay tuned.
Prince Musarurwa Died At 32: Reason For Death
Prince Musarurwa, who had been following the footsteps of his grandfather, August Musarurwa, recently passed away after a day of Valentine’s Day on 15th February 2020. The news of his death was first announced by his relative, Rutendo Musarurwa on 15th February night.
At the time of his death, Prince was just 32 years old. As per the reports, Prince was suffering from lung cancer. His sudden death news shocked many of his fans and followers. On his death, The Earground Blog also served a tribute which said:
He carried on the legacy of his late grandfather Augustine Musarurwa the Skokiaan singer and sexaphonist who is an internationally acclaimed composer whose song was covered more than 80 times internationally by such artists as Louis Armstrong.
Until Prince was alive, he had surrendered his life to music and used to influence a lot of growing youths to focus on traditional instruments, singing, and dance. The famous musician who had carried the legacy of his grandfather is now far from the world. There is not yet any information about his burial arrangements.
Childhood of Prince Musarurwa
Prince Musarurwa was born as Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa on 5th December 1988 in Zimbabwe. Raised in a family of musicians, Prince had a great interest in music as he used to take part in his school choir as well. He used to play his father’s guitar in order to learn music. Following his passion for music, he initially joined high school in his hometown. He then went to the Zimbabwe College of Music and studied music.
Inspired By Grandfather, August Musarurwa
We already mentioned earlier Prince Musarurwa was mainly inspired by his popular grandfather, August Musarurwa. His late grandfather, August used to be a Zimbabwean composer who hit the music industry with 1950s famous tune, Skokiaan.
Matter of fact, August was asked to visit the United States, however, he couldn’t go due to the death of his wife, Tandiwe in 1962. August died in 1968 and was buried in his family cemetery near Zvimba.
Professional Life: Achievements & Career
After completing all his education, Prince Musarurwa released his first album titled Kurarama in 2011 and then came up with the Garamuberevere music album in 2012. After a year, he released an album titled Gogodera. He had performed at T Chances Music Centre London during his debut tour of the UK. He made his debut tour in the US in 2016 where he had performed at the Shrine World Music Venue.
Matter of fact, Prince also shared the stage with the musician, lyricist, and composer, Leopoldo F. Fleming. Until he was alive, he went to music tours with famous artists such as Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Angelique Kidjo, Harry Belafonte, and many others. He was ready to release his nex album in 2020 titled Nyamasase, however, he left the world before that.
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