CHIREDZI – Kudakwashe Kanyimo, popularly known as “Kuligan”, who died in August 2015 after he went missing for a week, was last week remembered at a gala held in his honour at Labamba nightclub in Chiredzi.
The late artiste was part of the popular Kuligan and Kalabash duo which rocked the country with hits such as “Pukunyu”.
Elder Trevor Hall, who is Jamaican by birth, was one of the star performers at the gala which also headlined other local acts like Juggler, D.Max, Okoye Swag More, Faster G and Blessed Records.
“We have decided to have this gala in remembrance of our hero Kuligan for he was a music hero. It does not end here as we will do the gala annually.
“Kalabash is survived with two children namely Kufahakurwotwi and Tadiwanashe and any funds made from this gala will be given to them,” Kalabash said.
The gala went on smoothly despite the logistical hassles that the organisers had to deal with.
“We had no adequate funding for the gala but I had to make sure that with or without funds, the memorial gala takes place on the day Kuligan passed away,” said Kalabash
Kalabash also told this publication that there are many singers who promised to come and perform for free the next time another gala is held in honour of Kuligan.
The gala that had initially been scheduled to be staged at Hippo Valley but was later shifted to Labamba.
In honour of his other musical half, Kalabash is also set to release a new album with a track “Haana Kutaura” which mourns the untimely death of Kuligan.
The new album is titled “To the Multitude”, in apparent reference to the multitudes of the duo’s fans who share the grief of Kuligan’s death.news