Respected business and arts player Zimbabwe Business and Arts Hub (Zibah) delighted lovers and singles who graced its Valentine’s Day ballet held at the Rainbow Towers last Tuesday.
By Staff Reporter
Delegates were treated to food, music and powerful speeches that positioned them for success and Zibah chairman Takemore Mazuruse said they were happy with the way the event turned out and would be hoping for more such programmes in future.
“This one was a resounding success, particularly coming at a time when everyone is complaining about money. We, however, felt it is important that we not only celebrate love but inspire our membership and others that joined to continue seeking excellence because our country needs people who are very clear about their goals,” Mazuruse said.
“We are looking forward to more such quality programmes that can add value to our people at the same time inspiring them to scale new heights in their endeavours. Up next will be a business breakfast meeting and we just can’t wait after this successful Valentine’s Day dinner.”
The event, which saw captains of industry, businesspeople, media, artists and various professionals converging at Rainbow Towers, lived to its billing with a well-coordinated trajectory that saw ProAir International CEO and founder George Munengwa presenting a moving speech on business opportunities in Zimbabwe while his wife Lisa spoke on functional marriages and relationships for viable businesses and careers.
Munengwa left the audience in stitches when he told them that his father confessed he might have been bewitched when he spoke against him starting his own business, given the successes he has scored with the same to date.
“As we celebrate love, it is important that we pursue our dream careers and business wise regardless of whatever obstacle we may face. Yes, things may not be rosy in Zimbabwe but if you are clear of your desires and objectives, success in inevitable,” Munengwa said.
“When I decided to start my own company, my father spoke against it, advising that I stay at my $300-a-month job.
They even said they had had dreams of me in tattered clothes and the decision to start my own business was ill-advised. However, just recently he was saying it must have been the devil speaking through him given his success to date.”
Zibah vice-chairman Exevia Maoneke hinted that there were prospects of making this and many other Zibah programmes annual events.
“On behalf of the entire Zibah steering committee and leadership, allow me to thank everyone here for coming to this special event. Love binds us together and we are grateful to our sponsors Kitchen-Link, reputation management company Esteem Communications, fashion powerhouse JanJam, Impressive Signs, Wheel and Ease (Wezhaz) Bar, ProAir International and Club Joy Centre for making this event a success,” he said.
Entertainment was provided by Mbeu and The Mhodzi Tribe as well as Myrah Dube.