Local artists mourn Deborah Fraser

By Colette Musanyera

ZIMBABWEAN artists have joined South Africans in mourning the late gospel music heavyweight, Deborah Fraser.

Various artists including Fungisai Mashavave, Mai Charamba, Derrick Mpofu and Mercy Mutsvene have taken to social media platforms to mourn the late iconic musician.

United Kingdom-based gospel musician, Olinda Marowa who once collaborated with the late Fraser has described her as a music legend who will be sadly missed in the gospel music fraternity.

“Mama Fraser was an iconic who brought depth to every song she was involved in. Working with her was a dream come true.

“She is someone who has left a gap that no-one can ever fill. She is irreplaceable and we will forever miss and remember her,” she said.

Marowa’s admiration for the late Fraser has inspired her to do a cover for her song Hallelujah on her debut album Nyasha.

Fraser, famed for hits such as Thapelo, Abanye Bayombona and Ngeke Ngiyeke Ukuthandaza, succumbed to a short illness at a South African hospital this Sunday.