A video of Ashur and their mom, songbird Madeegha Anders, has won the hearts of thousands of mense on social media.
Ashur, 26, and Madeegha, 55, from Lansdowne, spent Mother’s Day together at home and decided to record a duet, singing Labrinth’s hit Jealous.
Their video was uploaded to Instagram and within hours received over 6 000 views.
On Facebook the video had over 55 000 views.
Ashur says it all started on Friday when Jawaahier and Madeegha featured in a Daily Voice Mother’s Day special.
He says Jawaahier, a budding actress, didn’t tell anyone about it and his mom was in tears.
Speaking of the duet, he says: “We have performed this song together before at live at shows.
“I didn’t know the video would get so much attention because I solely did it for my mother, but I’m glad it could spread cheer. I’m happy that my music could touch hearts. I never got to do this with my father.”
Madeegha says she was also surprised by the reaction on social media.
“I am still shocked and amazed, Ashur showed me the number of likes, shares and views.”
She says her son is a lot like his late father, Taliep Petersen.
“He has the coaching mannerisms and tells me how to sing and how not to forget the words and I have to remind him I’ve been singing for years,” she laughs.