Talent Muchegwa, Greatman shines at 2021 National Disability Expo

By Ruvimbo Ngwetedza

Office of President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa and Cabinet hosted a National Disability Expo from 11 to 13 October in Manicaland province under the theme Disability mainstreaming and inclusion for a prosperous and empowered society which leaves no one behind, which was attended by more than 100 DPOs exhibited what they do as well as over 2000 individuals with disabilities from all the country’s provinces.

Among the  individuals who are into arts and culture who had the opportunity to expose their talents at the event was a musician Talent Muchegwa popularly known as Chipo (her Shona stage name meaning Talent), who performed her popular song Moyo Wangu which became the Disability Expo national anthem as people continuously requested for it.

Muchegwa performed Moyo Wangu on Tuesday 12 october at Gweru Sports Club where the program took place, together with award winning gospel singer Respina Patai, who with her band backed Chipo’s performance.

While people were still demanding that she be given another time to perform the day President Mnangagwa officiated the Expo on Wednesday, songstress Muchegwa and Greatman real name Tongai Gwaze who is well known for his song in collaboration with Sulu Chimbetu called Pandakazvarwa, shines as they had the opportunity to share the stage when they remixed Moyo Wangu that drove people to broke into song and dance, singing along the lines.

Other organizations that were among the exhibiters was Muduvuri Rehabilitation and Empowerment Foundation (MREF), a organization that was founded by a Kadoma business man and philanthropist Jimayi Muduvuri.

Giving the remarks on behalf of MREF, Nyasha Nhau who is the head of information and publicity at the organization shared with the attendees what they have done for Muchegwa after they had discovered her gift.

“Our organization identifies talents of individuals with disabilities and help according to what is needed for one to become what they want in different fields of life,” said Nhau.

He added that “we have given Chipo a residential stand through MREF so that she has somewhere to start.

“We are hoping to make MREF disability an organization that will change the face of disability community to become a force to reckon with such as in South Africa, Asia and Europe.”

Guest artiste was Gift Amuli while other musicians who entertained the crowd were Soulbourne Band, sungura musician Daniel Gonora and an Afro Pop musician Nomzamo Precious Ndebele a.k.a Knima-Presh among others.

Meanwhile, President Mnangagwa has promised a funding facility for people disabilities so that they become self reliant financially, while at the same time Muduvuri is building a hospital facility in Kadoma which is almost 99.5% complete, where persons with disabilities shall have access to free medical treatment and a skills training centre under his MREF organization.

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