By Staff Reporter
HARARE – Flamboyant gospel rapper Mudiwa ‘Hood’ Mutandwa received a major boost to his finances after prominent businessman Lewis Muzhara forked out $3000 to buy a copy of his latest album called Mwana waMambo.
The 33-year-old businessman who owns LM Auctions and is a major sponsor of the Zimbabwe national women’s football team, the Mighty Warriors, was one of the guests at the album launch at the Eastgate Cinema in Harare a few weeks ago.
Mutandwa who is behind hits like Anhu Acho Tisu, Number 1 and others was clearly elated with the support.
“I am out of words on what God can do to an ordinary man like me…All I can say is Thank You Mr Muzhara and now I know…God is So Faithful,” he said. Its second time lucky for Mutandwa after he got a residential stand from businessman Philip Chiyangwa for his first album several years ago.
Muzhara meanwhile praised the gospel artist.
“I am a Christian who is very supportive of positive music and gospel music. Mudiwa is doing great for Himself and if he keeps on motivating and encouraging such positive confession in his music…he will go far.
“I am so glad and a proud owner of this copy…Mudiwa’s second album…Mwana WaMambo, its worth more than what I have paid for it but this is what I could afford, $3000. I wish the young man all the success in the world and as LM Auctions Company we rally behind him and he should keep on praising God!.”
Below were some of the bidders for the CD
Chamu Chiwanza $1000
Kenny Mubaiwa $800
Genius Kadungure $700
Dr Nick Ohizu $500
Mutandwa received money from all the bidders and told Nehanda Radio “All I can say is Ndaita Mari ndina Mwari is a great confession that has materialized.”
The album launch on the 27th of March was attended by fellow singers Peter Moyo, Trevor Dongo, Ba Shupi and Shingirayi Sabeta (Mau Mau).
Dynamos chairman Kenny Mubaiwa, Affirmative Action Group (AAG) president Chamu Chiwanza were also present as was the guest of honor Deputy Minister of Sport and Culture Tabetha Kanengoni-Malinga. ICT, Postal and Courier Services Minister Supa Mandiwanzira gave a speech via a pre-recorded video.