Gift Amuli is a prominent Zimbabwean musician known for his contributions to the Sungura genre. He gained popularity with his hit song “Wamatuka,” and his fans affectionately referred to him as “Case.”
Gift Amuli’s mother, Jane Dube, faced a challenging past as she was abused and impregnated by her white employer. Due to the circumstances, she returned to her village and gave birth to Gift Amuli, not revealing the identity of his father. He was raised by his grandparents in Mkoba, Gweru.
Amuli attended Bumburwi Primary School for his primary education. Later, his uncle called him to join him in Zvishavane for his secondary education, where he encountered Joseph Mutero, who was fronting Zvishavane Sounds. During his ‘A’-Level studies at Regina Mundi High School, he joined the Zig-Zag Band.
Traditional Healing Career
In 2022, Amuli ventured into the traditional healing business in Zvishavane, serving mostly illegal gold panners and dealers. However, he later abandoned this calling, seeking help from churches due to personal difficulties and the need to be with his family.
Amuli began his music journey in the 80s with the Zig Zag Band before joining Zvishavane Sounds led by Joseph Mutero. In the 90s, they produced the hit “Mutongi Gava.” He was fully employed as a musician by Shabanie Mine, but conditions changed in 2001, and he trained as an electrician. In 2002, he released the album “Wedangwe,” followed by “Munozvigona Sei” after leaving the mine’s employ. This album gained him recognition in the Sungura music scene, particularly with the hit “Wamatuka.”
- Wedangwe (2002)
- By Ginya (2011)
- Munozvigona Sei
- Yave Munesu-Bhora Mberi (2013)
In 2013, Amuli was taken to court by Clara Gutsa for maintenance payments for their two children. He agreed to contribute $250 per month for both children after court proceedings.
In 2014, Amuli allegedly abandoned his band after failing to pay his band members in full for their festive season shows, leaving them dissatisfied.
During the same period, Amuli lost a car he received from Edias Mavedzenge after failing to fulfill the agreed conditions, which included employing one of Mavedzenge’s relatives in the band.
Zim Dancehall and Hip-Hop
In a recent interview with Star FM’s Dj Ollah 7 Gift anouced he’s looking to venture into Zim Dancehall and Hip-hop.