MUSICIAN Mercy Mutsvene will on August 1 and 2 temporarily bounce back into the limelight with performances at the first edition of the Eaglesvale Schools Concert scheduled for 7 Arts Theatre.
Mutsvene, who has for some time now concentrated on her business career and husband Tongai Nheta’s political career, is said to be now performing at private and corporate functions as public events demand too much time.
Nheta who doubles as the manager yesterday said Mutsvene is pleased to be performing to support the children.
She will be playing alongside Pastor G and Prudence Katomeni Mbofana.
“We are still performing because this is her calling, but we are now concentrating more on private events as most of her time is taken by her business,” he said.
“She is now into clothing wholesale and transport so there is a lot of work for her.”
Nheta said she secures her wares from different countries like Dubai, China, Tanzania and South Africa.
“We are not mega rich as it may appear, but God is taking care of us since we are making enough to survive,” Nheta said.
Mutsvene is also expected to launch her new album later this year.
“The album although yet to be titled was supposed to have been launched last year, but a sister of mine was hospitalised and she eventually passed on so we halted the processes,” Nheta said.
“I was also campaigning on a Zanu PF ticket last year so she was also helping me in the campaigns although I eventually lost marginally to Willias Madzimure for the Kambuzuma seat.”
Nheta, however, said Mutsvene will not be getting into politics any time soon as it is not her calling.
“She is a musician and a businesswoman, but as the wife of a man who harbours political aspirations she has to support me which she does wholeheartedly. For now all we can say is let us wait for her new album that will be released as a Christmas present to gospel music lovers,” Nheta said.
According to a statement from Eaglesvale, the event will be the first ever collaborated concert between the junior and senior schools.
“The concert will showcase the tremendous combined talents of the Prep and Senior school students,” read the statement.
“It will boast of extraordinary 70s to the current hits. To add to this entertainment galore, the audience can expect melodious and foot-stomping performances from Pastor G, Prudence Katomene Mbofana and Mercy Mutsvene.”
In previous years, the statement said, both schools successfully hosted musical and cultural evenings separately making the merger a potentially explosive one.
“If you are a fan of adorable children following their dreams and teenagers demonstrating true courage in the spotlight, do not miss this event,” the statement said.
Tickets are on sale at the school offices.