Gospel musician Michael Mahendere has spoken on the need to exchange gifts during the festive season.
The Makanaka Jesu singer has encouraged people to spend time with families during the festive season.
“Time for Christmas is meant for family and more family, the festive season is a time of giving be it time or gifts and it should be celebrated with family.
“Family is not just those who we stay with but it encompasses even the less privileged members of society so for us it is all about love and family and above the Love of Christ,” he said.
Mahendere is among the musicians who will take turns to entertain fans on January 1 at the Harare International Conference for the charity gig courtesy of Kayse Connect.
The fundraising gig dubbed Worship Experience is expected to benefit victims of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) who are admitted at the District Outreach for Care and Support (DOCAS) in Odzi.
It’s a rare group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass.
“Honestly I didn’t know what it was I had to research about it but I understand now that it is a severe form of muscle weakness that can result in a form of paralysis.
“They need our love because the disease is incurable.
“It affects boys and I think we need to be more informed on how to prevent or manage such types of diseases if not all diseases that might be affecting a lot of people and they are labelled witchcraft because of ignorance,” said Mahendere.
Mahendere also told this publication that he has finished working on his Secret Place Live DVD, due for release next month.
“We have recently finished working on the Secret Place Live DVD and it’s coming out the beginning of next year.
“We are so excited about this project.
“We have a very busy year next year 2020, new music, more collaborations locally and internationally.
“We also have more shows lined up for the 2020 and people should expect a lot of new music from us.”
Fellow musicians Mathias Mhere, Takesure Zamar, Nyasha Mutonhori, Janet Manyowa, Praise Chakauya, Mambo Dhuterere, Tembelami, Pastor Charles Charamba and wife Olivia are expected to entertain people on the day.