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Selmor Mtukudzi lashes out at ‘unsupportive dad’

By Esther Gomo | Nehanda Showbiz |

Selmor Mtukudzi the daughter of music legend Oliver Mtukudzi has lashed out at her father accusing him of not supporting her music career the same way he did for his late son Sam Mtukudzi who died in a car crash.

Selmor Mtukudzi lashes out at ‘unsupportive dad’
Selmor Mtukudzi lashes out at ‘unsupportive dad’

In an interview with journalist Wonder Guchu, Selmor said “I think if I had my father’s support I would be somewhere else today cause I know, like you said, I am talented and this is what I am meant to be doing, music.”

She initially tells Guchu “I wish i could tell you more but if you start digging you will be shocked by what you find out.” Selmor however fails to hold back and launches into a heart-breaking narration of her challenges.

“I wish someone would write the whole truth. I’m tired of people asking me why I don’t have certain things or why I don’t have a better car, I am tired of coming up with excuses for my father.

“It’s also not fair on my mother who has supported me with the little she has from day one. People do not know that my mother was actually married and wedded with my father because Daisy (Mtukudzi’s current wife) wants people to think she is my father’s first wife.”

Selmor, Brooklyn, Oliver, Sam Mtukudzi, and a friend at Oliver's birthday party, September, 2008
Selmor, Brooklyn, Oliver, Sam Mtukudzi, and a friend at Oliver’s birthday party, September, 2008

Responding to Guchu’s concerns that his initial article highlighting Selmor’s challenges might have caused her agony, Selmor says “You didn’t cause me agony you actually gave me hope that maybe my father will change the way he is treating me.”

Selmor alleges “no one wants to write anything bad about their legend except maybe Garikai (Mazara). But i don’t like the way he writes, he is not respectful and he seems to be out to destroy, that’s not what I want. I just want my dad to see that people know that he treats me bad because of his second wife.”