Tupac once said “Death is not the greatest loss in life, the greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive.”
The story of the late Genius Kadungure aka Ginimbi and Soul Mutsaka popularly known as Soul Jah Luv, remains an inspiration to the youth especially those with disadvantaged backgrounds.
I knew the two before they made it in life when they were staying in Sunningdale.
The two became homeless at some point, but little did we know that one day they would make it in life.
Genius was known for hustling, doing any type of a job including gardening and he used to spend most of his time in overalls but his dream was to become famous.
As for Soul Jah Luv, he used to spend most of his time writing songs and singing for his friends whilst smoking. All the same he had dreams to become famous as well but he had no money for recording at that moment.
Both of them later became popular in their own ways with Ginimbi becoming a famous businessman and Soul Jah Luv becoming well known for his inspirational music.
Soul Jah Luv came to the limelight in 2012 after he released his hit track “Ndini uya uya”.
The song was aired across radio and television stations across the country.
In 2013, he won the best collaboration and the best upcoming artist in the 2013 Zim Dancehall Awards. He wrote a song in honor of the former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
Soul Jah Luv’s Zvakatangira muGhetto song tells the life of the two famous young men who
made it from the Ghetto. Unfortunately, the two died painful deaths after enjoying life for a short period of time considering their background of suffering. Anyway, that’s the sorrows of the ghetto.
They both left legacies and their dreams were fulfilled despite the challenges they faced.
Soul Jah Luv will always be remembered for his prophetic and inspiring music while Ginimbi left a number of businesses and his multi-million dollar mansion, but it all started in the ghetto.
Between 2015 and 2016, Soul Jah Love’s music career started getting compromised as he continuously failed to pitch up at shows with most saying it was because of drug abuse but he refuted this saying it was because of diabetes.
This saw him get unpopular with his thousands of fans and music promoters who were simply convinced that he was taking them for a ride.
That’s the sorrows of the ghetto, one became rich and famous but died in a horrific accident due to reckless driving while the other one became famous, left the ghetto, travelled to a number of places unfortunately he died when he was back in the ghetto.
“You can take him out of the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto out of him, he can sacrifice to eat in the streets, survive in the streets and die in the streets” , Birdman sang.
I have learnt that the ghetto has a lot of talent but unless if it’s natured very well it will be lost, that’s the trap of the ghetto.
Once again may their souls Rest In Peace, they fought good fights and thanks to the government for declaring Soul Jah Luv a liberation hero.