Revealed: Why Zuchu’s mum Khadija Kopa charged Sh300 for Mombasa show
Singer Khadija Kopa, who is popular songbird Zuchu’s mother and well-known artiste has left many of her fans in shock as she charges a low amount that is less than her worth as an artist for shows.
In reference to her recent show in Bamburi on November 5, where she charged Sh 300 per person for the show, Kopa has raised eyebrows all over social media with many people speculating the reason behind her choice of a price considering her big reputation in the music industry.
In an interview last year, the singer disclosed that she is soon set to retire and leave her legacy to her children to carry on.
Khadija Omar Abdallah Kopa, better known as Khadija Kopa is a Taarab music singer and songwriter from Tanzania, who also dabbles as a housewife, businesswoman, and also political activist.
She is best known for her collaboration with the band Tanzania One Theatre, TOT, having started singing Taarab in 1990, with her first ever band being Culture Musical Club.
Khadija has also collaborated with other female singers such as Mwanamtama Amir, and the late Leila Khatib, and men such as Abdul Misambano and Ali Star when they released songs that were popular in the Taarab world.
Her daughter Zuhura Othman Soud, well known by her stage name Zuchu, has greatly followed in her musical footsteps as a singer. Zuchu joined Wasafi Records and released club bangers such as Nisamehe, Sukari, Yalaa, Cheche, and Wana just to mention a few.
Last year, the mother and daughter released an acclaimed single, Mauzauza, a song that warns young women about the dangers of immorality.
The fair and comely Zuchu hits the high notes with ease as her mellow-voiced mother croons over the beautiful lyrics. The melodious blend of tunes borrows heavily from Zanzibari poetry that fuses the lyricism with modern taarab instrumentation.
The jovial Khadija is pleased with her daughter’s sudden rise. She now says that she can retire having left a rich legacy.
Through her determination and persistence, Zuchu took advantage of her mother’s presence in the music industry and landed a deal with the Wasafi Recording label. This was after she appeared in various musical talent competitions in Lagos, Nigeria.
In April 2020, Zuchu made her first official entry into the music industry and has since then released an EP with seven songs. She has so far done collaborations with Diamond and Rayvanny.
Zuchu has so far received prestigious awards from her boss citing the fruits of her hard work. Her song Sukari is still ruling the Kenyan airwaves.
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