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Chimbodza gives back to community


The music industry will not be enough to talk about without mentioning the name Patson Chimbodza, popularly known as Chipaz.

Chimbodza has groomed a number of musicians including Sulumani Chimbetu, rising star Mukudzei Mukombe, aka Jah Prayzah, and Freddy Kapfupi Majalima.

I always like to promote artists from the beginning and I am happy to have my friend Josh (Hozheri) who became my partner for promoting these artists, said Chimbodza.

Chimbodza, who is a BMW specialist, last year organised a match whose proceeds benefited Ngwenya Brothers front man Tadious Matsito, who had lost his musical equipment in a car accident.

Recently he gave $700 dollars to Freddy Chimombe the ailing son of the late music guru James Chimombe who was one of the beneficiaries of a match played at Rufaro Stadium in February between Zimbabwes football legends and musicians.

If you decide to be a promoter, you have to assist artists not only in promoting their shows, but you have to help them too in their times of need, said Chimbodza.

He said every year he has decided to organise charity matches meant to benefit musicians in trouble.

In his home area in Guruve, Chimbodza is sponsoring Mudhindo Stars Football Club.

I like soccer very much and I have done a lot in football especially for the youth, because I believe thats where the talent begins. I have decided to give a chance to Mudhindo Stars in Guruve, he said.

He believes a lot has to be done for junior footballers, as the rest of the countrys future rests with them.

Mbare, Harare, is one of the places that has stolen the heart of Chimbodza, who is one of the sponsors of the junior league in the old suburb.

Yes, I am one of the sponsors of the Junior Football League in Mbare and Chitungwiza because I believe these guys will form the core of the national team in future, said Chipaz.

We have to safeguard the interests of the community by sponsoring these juniors because they are the Mwaruwaris of tomorrow, he said.

He said he had plans to stage charity matches meant to benefit the junior league.I will not hesitate to assist young musicians and footballers because one day they will lift the national flag high through music and football like what Knowledge Musona and Sulumani, among others, are doing today, said Chimbodza.

He will be part of the promoters sponsoring Oliver Mtukudzis birthday bash that will see a lot of youthful musicians, including Tryson Chimbetu, sharing the stage with South African superstar Ringo Madlingozi.

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