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Gospel singer Chihora retraces his roots

Gweru gospel musician Tinomutenda Chihora says his success is testimony of hard work and fear of the Almighty.

By Style Reporter

Tinomutenda Chihora (with microphone) addresses pupils at Gomututu Primary School in Mberengwa. Looking on is school head Martha Mavheneka

The Mberengwa-born musician, who is also a music teacher in Gweru, made this revelation at Gomututu Primary School in Mberengwa where he was the guest of honour at the school’s prize-giving day.

The school, which was built in 1932, has grown through tremendous infrastructural development over the years, thanks to support from government, former students, local authority and non-governmental organisations.

“There is nothing as good as sharing your feelings with your own people, those who still believe in eating from one plate and, yes, the innocent souls whose ululation invokes deep-rooted feelings to perform wonders,” Chihora told The Standard Style.

“My Grade 5, 6 and 7 teacher Mr Joshua Dewa is still there and what an occasion it was to bring us together.”

Chihora told the gathering that included the local councillor Misheck Zhou, council and government officials, parents, teachers and pupils that the school had the capacity to churn out useful products in society and he was a testimony to that.

“Gomututu Primary School can produce great people in society and I am one of them. I challenge you, students, parents and teachers, to work hard together to achieve better results,” he said.

Chihora spiced up the event with a live performance, dishing out some of the crowd’s favourites, including the hit Zvogozha.

The head at the school, Martha Mavheneka, urged teachers to take advantage of the new infrastructure to attain better results.

“We hope the new infrastructure will help us improve our results and pupils’ performance,” she said.

Chihora’s album Zvogozha is doing well on the market with tracks such as Mweya Wechinono, Chidhuura, Chiratidzo and the title track Zvogozha getting favourable airplay on local radio stations.

Popularly known as The Adjudicator, Chihora trained as a teacher at Nyadire Teachers’ College in Mutoko before obtaining a Diploma in Music from the Midlands Academy of Music. He also attained a degree in Music and Musicology from Midlands State University.

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