OVER 200 unreleased songs belonging to the late Zimdancehall icon Soul Jah Love have gone missing, his family has announced.
The music is contained in a laptop and memory card which both mysteriously went missing soon after the chanter breathed his last on the 16th of February this year.
Jah Love’s brother Solomon told ZTN that they suspect that the laptop and memory card are presently in the hands of a prominent music producer.
“Look our approach is that we want to resolve matters amicably but we have our strong suspicions,” he said.
“There is a prominent music producer we believe has these items and we are giving him a chance to do the right thing. A family member has been tasked with pursuing dialogue with the said producer but if that fails we have no option but to report the matter to the police.
“We don’t want to wash our dirty linen in public hence our desire to pursue dialogue ahead of drama.”
Solomon said they owe it to his late brother and legion of fans to keep the Conquering Family founder’s memory alive.
“Those songs are his property; they belong to his estate along with the several properties he left. In fact, the songs he left behind could be more than 200 because here was a guy who could just compose a song in a matter of minutes.
“He was a genius, a Dambudzo Marechera type of guy, and we have to make sure that we keep his legacy going and the first port of call it making sure that his discography and royalties are looked after well,” he said.
Soul Jah Love, who was declared a Liberation Hero, succumbed to diabetic complications and was buried in Harare.