Arron Nyamayaro, Entertainment Reporter
CHIPAZ Promotions in partnership with Christ Embassy Ministries held a fellowship meeting with artistes in Borrowdale West on Sunday.
Several artistes that included Baba Manyeruke, Sandra Ndebele, Somandla Ndebele, First Farai, Freeman, King Shaddy, Kiren Zulu, Allan Chimbetu, Diana Samukange, Guspy Warrior, Nesto, Peter Moyo, Cello Culture, Shinso, Baba Divante, Ruth Mbangwa, Feelers, Vokal among others participated in friendly soccer match, received a word of prayer, exchanged notes and went away with food hampers.
One Tendai Mutamba of Betterdays 263 donated some t-shirts to artistes who have been participating in the Zim Music Soccer team since 2009.
First Farai thanked Patson Chimboza of Chipaz Promotions with the fellowship meeting ahead of the festive season saying it was inspiring and rejuvenating considering their plights due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“On my behalf and that of my fellow musicians present, I would like to thank Chipaz and Christ Embassy with the comfort, words of wisdom and groceries we received today,” said Farai.
“Covid-19 restrictions is still affecting artists and things are not well.
“Kana mumba musina chekudya vana vanoshaiwa mufaro asi nhasi matigonera tichatambawo Christmas nemufaro,” he said.
Chipaz urged captains of industries to continue addressing the needs of artists considering that a number of them end up being their brand ambassadors.
“I give thanks to Pastor Ruth Musarurwa of Christ Embassy ministries for heeding my call to partner in addressing the needs of the artists,” said Chipaz.
“Artists’ morale has been dampened by effects of Covid-19 and some of them are failing to make ends meet.
“It is my desire to see captains of industries giving a hand to these artists considering that some of them end up shaping their images as brand ambassadors.
“Artists need our support both spiritually and materially for them to grow and positively represent our companies and our nation,” said Chipaz.