HARARE – The posh Jaguar XF car to be presented to gospel artiste Mechanic Manyeruke (pictured) by Pride Africa Network will be on display during the tribute to Baba Manyeruke concert on Saturday.
Shepherd Sirewu, chief executive officer of Pride Africa Network, told the Daily News yesterday he imported posh car would be on view at the Harare International Conference Centre on Saturday where many of Zimbabwe’s leading gospel musicians will celebrate the Moses hit-maker’s 40-year career.
“I can confirm that the car is now in Zimbabwe,” said Sirewu. “It will be on display during the Baba Manyeruke Tribute Concert on Saturday for his fans to see.
“The car will be presented to Baba Manyeruke during a tribute dinner for him on December 19. We know that not all of his fans will attend the dinner that is why we are bringing the car to the concert."
“We are urging all gospel fans and music fans in general to come to the HICC on Saturday and join many of Zimbabwe’s top gospel musicians in honouring Baba Manyeruke — a man who has contributed so much to gospel music.
“He is one of the pioneers of modern gospel music in Zimbabwe. We can generally say that Zimbabwe’s vibrant gospel music sector owes a lot to Baba Manyeruke,” said Sirewa.
The tribute concert will feature the launch of the iconic gospel star’s new album.
Artistes who confirmed their participation in the gospel concert include Mathias Mhere, Kudzi Nyakudya, Pastor G, Mudiwa, Thembalami, Bethany, ZimPraise, CCAP Voice of Mbare, Amos Mahendere and Agatha Murudzisa.
Several artistes such as Pastor Charamba and his wife along with Pastor Bonnie and the Celebration Choir had still not confirmed by the end of yesterday.
One of the highlights of the tribute concert will be appearance of Manyeruke’s son Emmanuel “Guspy Warrior” Manyeruke.