Clarifying what he meant when he said last week that Oliver Mtukudzi and himself had achieved more than Alick Macheso in global fame, Thomas Mapfumo explained that Macheso makes great music but his managers are failing him. He explained that the managers need to work on marketing Macheso’s music to other people globally that are not just Zimbabweans.
Mapfumo said people had misunderstood his comment to mean that he thought Macheso’s music was not good. He cited examples of Zimbabwean musicians that had made a name for themselves globally that include Marshal Munhumumwe, Biggie Tembo and the Bhundu Boys.
Mapfumo also offered his apologies for the understood message.