By Nyasha Nhau
CELEBRATED sungura musician Romeo Gasa popularly known as Simbi hombe has released a song entitled Munamato wangu, a prayerful song that will also inform the nation about the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The track Munamato wangu (My prayer) informs the nation about Covid-19 and is a prayer to God through sungura music to heal us,” Gasa said.
Gasa also urged the nation to heed the call by the WHO and government to observe Covid-19 preventative measures.
“I just want to tell all Zimbabweans to stay safe from the disease because it kills, let us unite and pray for our nation and let us fight to end coronavirus by following the rules that we are being advised to follow by the government and World Health Organisation.”
He also narrated the challenges facing artistes during the lockdown and revealed that this has forced them to be innovative in order to eke out a living.
“We are facing the toughest times in our careers because our sources of income were seriously affected by the virus.
“Many musicians are facing food shortage problems and rentals but it has also taught us as musicians how to manage our lives when the pandemic is over.”
Late last year Gasa launched his seventh album Tamba Iri Kurira under the theme, Touching and Changing Lives, where he roped in artistes living with disability among them the visually-impaired street musician Daniel Gonora and Greatman.
The Extra Valembe frontman has also established the Romeo Gasa Trust Foundation, a charity organisation to assist the disadvantaged members of the society.