Harare based Ngoda Granites, which manufactures tombstones and household granite products, is planning to design a US $6 000 tombstone in honor of the late dancehall music icon, Saul Musaka popularly known as Soul Jah Luv.
Speaking to Great Dyke News 24, Ngoda Granites Marketing Officer Rumbidzai Gahamadze said the company will engrave all his names on the tombstone including Makuruwane, Ngwendeza, Chibaba, Conquering and Mwana waStembeni among others.
“As Ngoda Granites we have great plans to do a tombstone for Soul Jah Luv and this involves fans, friends and anybody who is willing to contribute towards the stone.
“We are going to put his picture on the head of the stone and also engrave all his names that include Chibaba and Soul Jah Luv.
“The reasons we were motivated to do the stone is not only because of his family, but he was also recognized as a provincial hero, which is something big for us.
“As Ngoda Granites we also think we should recognize him as his passing was a great loss. We miss him as a dancehall singer and we miss him as our provincial hero.
“Therefore we decided to come together with his family, friends and fans to do something great in remembrance of him.
“Our motto is ‘A lasting symbol of remembrance, a final gesture to someone dearly loved’. Soul Jah Love was dearly loved by his family, friends, fans and by the whole province so we decided to do something great for him, she said.
Saul Musaka, known professionally as Soul Jah Luv (22 November 1989 – 16 February 2021) was an award-winning Zimbabwean musician credited as a pioneer of mainstream Zimdancehall. He was declared a provincial hero for his contributions to music.
Among several hit singles, Soul Jah Luv produced tracks such as “Ndini Uya Uya”, “Gum-kum” (2012), and “Pamamonya Ipapo.”
Ngoda Granites has designed a number of tombstones for prominent people including the late Morgan Tsvangirai, musicians Chinx Chingaira, and Paul Matavire.