WITH most countries easing Covid-19 restrictions, Jenaguru musician Clive Malunga is looking forward to resume his international tours in 2022.
If all goes according to plan, Malunga will showcase his artistic skills in Japan and South Korea.
“My last tour of Japan and South Korea was in 2019 before the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic and with the global health situation getting better, I am looking forward to resume international tours again,” the Nesango hitmaker said.
Born and bred in Norton, Malunga is now a regular performer in these Asian countries.
“Our friendship with the Japanese and Koreans has grown from strength to strength.
“They have assisted me in a number of ways. I am happy that they supported my vision of promoting the local arts sector,” he said.
During the course of the Covid-19 lockdown period, Malunga helped a number of struggling musicians including sons of the departed musical heroes to record their own music.
He has worked with the late John Chibadura’s children — Simba, Knowledge and John (Junior) — as well as Ronnie Chataika the son of the late Jordan Chataika.
“Apart from resuming international tours, I am hoping to go to Mozambique where I intend to build four mass graves of the Zimbabwean liberation fighters,” he said.
“I am also planning to record more upcoming musicians for free and this time around I am targeting Aleta Macheka and Paul Mpofu (Junior).”
Over the years, Malunga has been playing a pivotal role in the arts sector, honouring the departed music legends by affording them a decent rest.
So far, he has managed to install tombstones for the late James Chimombe, Tobias Areketa, Susan Mapfumo, Jordan Chataika and Solomon Skuza to mention but a few.
Malunga recorded his debut album in 1987 and went on to host Jenaguru Arts Festivals in Harare between 1992 and 2005.
“My main focus now is to give back to society. I believe we need to help our government in developing the country and as an artist, I will do my best to help develop the arts sector as a whole,” Malunga said.