AFRO-JAZZ musician MaNgwenya will donate half of the proceedings from her concert to commemorate her 11 years in the music industry on September 1.
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The diva’s manager, Shalom Mhizha, told NewsDay that the decision was meant to show appreciation for the support she has received in the last decade.
“We have decided that in celebrating her anniversary, it was necessary to give back as a sign of appreciation to the community MaNgwenya comes from, by channelling 50% of the proceeds that will come from a concert she is having on September 1 at Jameson Hotel to an identified less privileged family in Zvimba,” she said.
Mhizha said MaNgwenya has released four albums after venturing into music as an urban grooves artiste in 2004.
MaNgwenya — then known as Diana Samkange — started off her music career with the outfit, 2BG, which later split, with Shane Dingz and Blush, relocating to the United Kingdom and South Africa, respectively.
MaNgwenya made headlines when she decided to put on traditionalist garb after years as an urban groover.
Mhizha urged MaNgwenya’s fans to attend the concert and help their idol make the initiative a success.
She said a number of surprise artistes will take to the stage at the concert.
The songstress, who is passionate about helping the less privileged, is determined to do more programmes including the MaNgwenya mentorship programme designed for young and upcoming artistes.