JOHANNESBURG – DRESSED in long denim shorts, a red and white T-shirt,red sneakers, and a matching red watch, oneâ€™s first impression, of upcoming Sunguru musician Peter Moyo is that of a very fashion conscious young man just like his late father Tongai Â Moyo.
Coupled with a striking facial resemblance to the late Tongai Dewa Moyo, there is no doubt that the the two are father and son .
â€œI am even more handsome,â€ says Moyo, when this reporter comments on his striking resemblanceÂ to his father.
Oozing with self confidence, there is no doubt that Moyo is a musician who only loves what he does but is sure of the kind of work he delivers only the best.
â€œWhen I grew up I actually wanted to be a football player. I used to play for Lancashire Football Club and my dad supported me a lot,â€ says Moyo.
â€œBut when my father passed away I found myself in the music industry and as time went on I realized music is just something that is in my blood,â€ explains Moyo who is the first born in a family of six â€“ three boys and three girls.
Moyo becomes one the many children of Zimbabwean musicians who have taken up music like Selma Mtukudzi, (Oliver Mtukudziâ€™s daughter) Suluman Chimbetu (Simon Chimbetuâ€™s son) Ammara Brown (the late Andy Brown and Chiwonisoâ€™s daughter)
On this growing trend in Zimbabwe, sometimes amid rumours of fights over songs between siblings, Peter insists that he is not trying to ride on his fatherâ€™s name or success.
Adding that his only only setback is that he still does not have his own music to have a full live show
â€œSince I began singing I have six songs but these cannot last me for the whole show so I have to mix them with my fatherâ€™s tracks,â€ says the musician, who has been in the industry for the past three years.
So far Moyo has released one album of his a DVD album last June, called Mushonga Mukuru featuring tracks like Konzi, Mwari Venyasha among others.
Although most musicians f his age are either listening or playing dancehall, Moyo says he believes in Sungura music.
â€œDancehall has no staying power. Sungura is more deep long lasting music, that attracts a more mature crowd, that can also afford the kind of entrance fees that I charge for my shows,â€ which is no less than US$5,â€ he says.
â€œAs time goes on I am going to mould my own identity but still going to use Utakatka Express(the late Tongai Moyoâ€™s band), which will always in my music,” says the musician before going to give out Â his debut show in SA recently.