Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave left out of Gospel concert

Eyebrows have been raised after Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave was left out of the Gospel Divas Concert featuring Rebbeca Malope.

The show is on today at the Harare Gardens. Promoters of the show did not want to include Fungisai because of the controversy surrounding her dalliance with Zimdancehall music. The concert, organised by Red Rose Entertainment, has a stellar line-up of top local female gospel acts including Olivia Charamba, Carol Chivengwa, Agatha Murudzwa, Joyce Simeti, Mercy Mutsvene and newcomers Olinda Marowa, Sharon Manyonganise, Jennifer Maneni and Talent Mabika.

The music star, who made her name on the back of classic songs such as Vanogona, Toita Zvedenga and Makomborero, told NewsDay early this month that the cyber-bullying she experienced following the circulation of her pictures on social media and a Zimdancehall collaboration she did with Killer T would not make her give up because she was “a soldier”.

Meanwhile, National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) spokesperson Esther Masundah has dismissed rumours making the rounds that gospel-cum-Zimdancehall musician Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave had been relieved of her ambassadorial role following the storm surrounding her adoption of Zimdancehall music.

Masundah, however, said she was not aware of any such developments as Fungisai worked with them on a voluntary basis. “I don’t know where those rumours are coming from, but as far as we are concerned, Fungisai is still our brand ambassador. She is yet to communicate to us of such developments as you know our brand ambassadors work as volunteers unlike others who are paid for the ambassadorial role,” she said.