AFRO-POP musician Jeys Marabini has expressed his deep pain at losing almost the entire band through death in a development that he described as heart breaking.
Marabini has been in the arts industry for over two decades and formed his live performing band in 2002. Sadly, from his original band that performed at Amakhosi Theatre where he officially launched his debut album, only one member, bassist Kelvin Ndlovu is still alive.
“My journey as a musician has been very tough, there are sad and good things I have come across. I have walked a tough journey from the day I decided to form my band in 2002.
“The worst thing that has happened to me so far is losing all those people I started this project with, they are gone. It pains me a lot,” he said.
“It has affected the growth of my band to a larger extent. You can imagine all the investment you will have put on the people who will have mastered your art and the type of music you play, talk of the likes of Ndoro Mangongobo, John Moyo, Lovemore Ndlovu,Nkosinathi, Style, Mkhonto and Banda they all left me,” said a teary Marabini.
He added: “These are the people that I would have wished to be part of the success of the band now. We could be here together now but God decided otherwise. We are all visitors on earth, one day we will also bid farewell to this mother earth.”
While the band members died from different ailments, Marabini said he has always taken time to preach to his band members before rehearsals the importance of life.
“We are alive because of God’s grace, so I always preach the same message to my band members.”