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Mutangadura markets Zimbabwe tourism

Irene Mutangadura

Gospel music sermon with The Master

GOSPEL songstress Irene Mutangadura has urged her fans to get ready for two videos from her latest songs Beautiful Zimbabwe and Munozvigona Sei Amai, which she says was dedicated to every mother.

Mutangadura says she is on a mission to use to music as the vehicle spread the Word of God and promote Zimbabwe as the best tourist destination in the world.

“I just preach the good news and encourage people to thank and appreciate God in everything that He has done in their lives. We should give glory to the owner of life, that is Jesus Christ,” she said.

She has three albums to date namely Makatendeka Jehova, Vimbai Nashe, which was released in 2013, and Nyasha, which came out the following year.

The song Mwari Uyu on the album Nyasha became an instant hit and brought Mutangadura into the limelight.

“My latest singles Beautiful Zimbabwe and Munozvigona Sei Amai have so far been received well, but I am still working on ways to improve the marketing side of these songs,” she said.

“I am also working with the Ministry of Environment Tourism and Hospitality, especially on the song Beautiful Zimbabwe which is like marketing Zimbabwe as the best tourism destination area,” she said.

Mutangadura said the ministry was using the song since its release last year and they were also working on the video of that song, which is expected to be out soon.

She said she was fortunate to be born in a country that was blessed with exceptional music talent.

“There is abundant talent out there, so it’s time for the musicians to help each other and nuture upcoming artiste,” she said.

“My advise to fellow musicians is that we should follow in the footsteps of the late music icon Dr Oliver Mtukudzi who led by example by promoting young musicians to do well.”

“Let’s work together as one family, we will go far if we are united, but if we look down upon ecah other the industry will suffer.

“I salute all our fathers in music, as we are the body of Christ. If you see talent in me take me, groom me and lift me up, that way we will go far in advancing the Kingdom of God.”

She reminisced on the occasion she last shared the stage with Mtukudzi at the launch of the women’s micro finance bank last year at the Harare International Conference Centre.

“He was supposed to sing first before me, but he said ‘daughter go ahead on stage’. I performed and he joined me on the stage in front of the president and the first lady. I salute him for that. I will miss him forever,” she said.

Mutangadura saluted pastors Charles and Olivia Charamba for their role in moulding her career and attributes her stage work to their influences on her.
“I salute them so much,” she said.

You may contact the columnist, Albert Masaka, on email: albertmasaka7@gmail.com

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