BY KUDAKWASHE TAGWIREYI
LOCAL gospel singer Hannah Chikosi-Mapepeta says it is through God’s grace that she has been selected to represent Zimbabwe as one of the International Vocal Coaching Session coaches for the forthcoming virtual classes.
In an interview with NewsDay Life & Style, Chikosi-Mapepeta said the secret behind the selection was the Francophone audience and her collaborations with several Congolese artistes.
“Being chosen to represent Zimbabwe in this International Vocal Coaching Session is a humbling experience for me. It shows the favour of God upon our Zimbabwean artistes and myself as an artiste,” she said.
“God has given me a Francophone audience that is ever increasing and I featured with the Congolese gospel artistes Lifoko Du Ciel on his ZimTour concert, as well as John Fischer and Francis Nsela, who are based in the United States.”
Chikosi-Mapepeta added: “I also had the opportunity to have my music played on a Congolese television station called RTVA. All these opportunities have exposed my talent to more Francophone audiences and have given me mileage in French-speaking circles to become part of this vocal coaching session.”
Chikosi-Mapepeta, who is also a French teacher at Eaglesvale Senior School, said the nomination showed how God was universal and could work through any yielded Zimbabwean vessel for his universal purpose.
“God is not limited to any boundaries or barriers. I am humbled to represent Zimbabwe on this international platform with the intent that honour and glory be brought to God through this opportunity,” she said. “I shall display to the world the grace and favour that God has in His Zimbabwean chosen vessels.”
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As part of the virtual International Vocal Coaching Session coach, Chikosi-Mapepeta will join the likes of Papa Marcel Mboungou from France, coach Harley Maajabu, Henry Papa Mulaja, coaches Josh and John Lusala from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Christian Mbuyi from South Africa, Princess Gotin from Cameroon, Fortran Bigirimana, Daniel Gransard and James Dhech from France.
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