Music stars join coronavirus fight

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©️ ZIMBABWE’s music heavyweights — Alick Macheso, Winky D and Jah Prayzah — have joined the fight against the killer coronavirus by raising awareness on the epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives globally through various social media platforms.

Their plea for Zimbabweans to take the necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, come in the wake of measures recently announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus in Zimbabwe.

Among a range of measures, Mnangagwa banned entertainment and recreational activities in addition to prohibiting gatherings in nightclubs, bars, beerhalls, movie houses, swimming pools, gyms and sports fields.
Sungura heavyweight Macheso created his awareness message using one of his old hit Raramiro, off his album Vakiridzo which is a plea to the Almighty to deliver a cure for a ravaging disease.

The fitting message used by Macheso goes: “Baba, tinokumbira nunuro, ipaiwo zano kuvarapi tiwane kuponaaaa. (The Lord Almighty please save us. Give our medical personnel the wisdom to cure us.”

On the same message, the Tafadzwa Nyarara hit-maker announced the cancellation of all public performances due to the coronavirus scourge and urged his followers to rely on verified information on the deadly virus and not hearsay.

“We are putting all public performances on hold until further notice. Remember to get as much information about coronavirus as possible and avoid risky behaviour,” said Macheso.

In his message delivered on Tuesday, imdancehall star Winky D urged Zimbabweans to follow widely circulated advice on the coronavirus including the maintaining of social distance and washing of hands.

“Let’s all spring into action by washing our hands regularly and practising social distancing and checking up on the elderly. Play your part in saving the world, if I can do it you can also do it,” he said in a widely circulating audio.

Winky D is among local artistes who have cancelled gigs, including foreign shows, as a result of the coronavirus plague.

On his part, acclaimed hit-maker Jah Prayzah has posted a series of awareness messages on coronavirus.
In the latest post, the Sadza Nemuriwo singer implores Zimbabweans to follow advice from health professionals on the dangerous viral disease.

“Let’s try as much as we can to isolate and sanitise. Coronavirus is real, play your part, the rest we leave to God,” Jah Prayzah said on his social media platforms.

The singer, who recently announced that he will be launching his forthcoming album Hokoyo online following the recent ban on public gatherings, went on to share pictures of his team wearing facemasks.

 

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