Swedish based musician and cultural activist Makandire Chezhira “ManLuckers” Chikutu’s daughter has followed her father’s footsteps in music.
The 11 year old Jesina now performs with his father’s band, the Zimbabwe Traditional Unit.
Jesina said she was inspired to pursue music by her grandmother
“I started singing in 2016 when my dad was not able to do much after the accident. It was my grandmother, Ambuya Madhinga Chikutu who inspired me.
“She taught me on how important it was to know how to sing in Shona, and how important it is to preserve my identity.
“She also mentioned about the importance of cultural heritage. She wanted me to know how I could express my feelings through singing.
“She wanted me to be involved in the Zimbabwean tradition, to understand my dad’s culture,” she said.
Jesina said she is happy to follow her father’s footsteps.
“It feels good, it is always good to follow my dad’s footsteps so that I could help to spread what is Zimbabwean culture.
“I want to spread joy, happiness to the world, and to think about keeping one’s identity,” she said.
ManLuckerz, a champion of local culture and heritage said it was important for children to carry on their family legacy.