Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
MATHIAS Mhere says the year 2021 has come as a ‘heartless’ thief which robbed the creative sector of its top drivers.
He said he now prays for God’s intervention to comfort the families and close associates of those who lost their loved ones in the first week of the new year.
The 32-year-old said this in reference to the late arts promoter and businessman Thompson Dondo who died to kidney failure last weekend.
On Monday, the sector lost Amos Mahendere’s father Sekuru Paul Mahendere who honed groomed the Mahendere Brothers band members.
It was also during the same week that Stunner lost his mother Elizabeth Chideme.
US based music promoter and philanthropist Prophet Passion Java also lost his mother Christine Rambanapasi.
In an interview with H-Metro, Mhere said God will certainly intervene.
“It’s not the best way we wanted to start the new year but no one can dispute God’s time.
“What we need at moment is to look to God all the time and to the families and close associates of those who lost their beloved ones in the year 2021 which is still young, they need to find comfort in the Lord and find time to mourn losing their relatives.
“For instance, mdara Dondo was a good person who sponsored Allan Chimbetu’s album launch where he also paid me to perform.
“It’s just unbelievable that he is gone but his family and King 98 need to look up to God,” he said.
Mhere who gets well along with artistes from other genres also comforted Stunner, Mahendere brothers siblings and Prophet Passion.
“I wish to comfort Stunner as well since he lost his mother, the same as Passion.
“To Mahendere brothers’ siblings comprising Amos, Misheck and Minister Mahendere, the need to look up to God who is the owner of life.
“Of course we are mourning but we need to find comfort in the Lord during such time times,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mhere has since started working on two new videos off his latest album Talita Kumi, his ninth.
“I’m working on the two videos for such songs as Dhiraivha Weupenyu featuring Blessed Shumba and Matarenda.
“We will however observe the new lockdown which has been enforced so that we don’t flout Government rules,” he said.
He said he was pleased with the response of his latest album and vowed to keep on giving fans quality music.
Besides Talitakumi, Mhere boasts of other eight polished albums namely Tinoda Nyasha, Anoita Minana, Nguva yeNyasha, Glory to Glory, Double Double, Old Testament, Panogara Nyasha and Greater than Solomon.