In February 2021, Zimbabwean musician Soul Jah Love passed away, leaving behind a legacy in the Zimdancehall genre of music. However, his death was not without controversy, as a woman identified as Cyntia Mare claimed that she had a son with him 2 years later. The claim sparked a heated debate in the country, with many wondering if the child was indeed Soul Jah Love’s.
Who is Cyntia Mare?
Cyntia Mare is a Zimbabwean woman who first came to the public’s attention after claiming that she had a son with the late Zimdancehall musician, Soul Jah Love. In an interview with local media, Mare alleged that she had a brief relationship with the musician and that they had a son together. She also claimed that Soul Jah Love was unaware of the child’s existence and she didn’t say it when he was still alive to protect her marriage.
The DNA Test
After Mare’s claims, the late musician’s family denied that he had fathered a child with her. They stated that they were willing to take a DNA test to prove the child’s paternity. In March 2021, the DNA test was conducted by Tinashe Mugabe, a popular Zimbabwean journalist, and Soul Jah Love’s brother. The results of the DNA test were revealed on Mugabe’s YouTube channel, and they confirmed that Soul Jah Love was the biological father of Mare’s son.
Unfortunately Mare refused to be identified for the purposes of protecting her marriage. However, more information is yet to unfold about the relationship of Mare and Soul Jah Love.
The confirmation of Soul Jah Love’s paternity caused a stir on social media, with many fans expressing shock and disappointment. Some fans questioned why the musician had not publicly acknowledged the child while he was alive. Others criticized Mare for coming forward after the musician’s death, accusing her of seeking fame and money.
The revelation that Soul Jah Love had fathered a child with Cyntia Mare has added a new dimension to the late musician’s legacy. It has also sparked a debate about the responsibilities of public figures and the challenges faced by single mothers in Zimbabwe. The controversy also highlights the importance of DNA testing in resolving paternity disputes. While the fallout from the revelation may continue for some time, the confirmation of Soul Jah Love’s paternity serves as a reminder of the importance of family and the need for honesty and transparency in all relationships.