Masvingo-Bosco Yeppe (45) leader of Tchuka Trinity Crew the Chibuku Road to Fame 2003 National Winner has died. He died yesterday after a short illness at Chibi hospital.
Yeppe rose to national prominence when he participated at the Chibuku Road to Fame competition and scooped the national and Masvingo Provincial titles in the same year.
Chibuku Road to Fame is a music talent search show organised since 2001 by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in partnership with Delta Beverages.
The group then recorded its first album called “Uchandifunga” which carried the popular song “uchandifunga” in 2005 with RTP studios. Yeppe followed this release with two more albums “Rise and Shine” and “Scofa”.
The late Yeppe was born in Malawi in 1974 and he grew up in Mashava, Gaths Mine after his parents moved to Zimbabwe. He started music at a tender age with the inspiration he got from listening to local groups Devera Ngwena and the Zhimozhi Jazz Band.
After his Road to Fame Succes, Yeppe worked with other groups in Masvingo namely Orchestra Mafara Chete and Identity Band who all went on to reach the finals of the competition.
He is survived by wife Agnes Jaya two sons Tamantani and Tamani. Mourners are gathered at village 3, Temeraire in Mashava. He will be buried at his homestead on Wednesday 22 January 2020.