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Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
URBAN contemporary musician Bruce Machingura, who renewed his romance with fans at the just ended 41st Uhuru Gala over the weekend, believes in nation building and sharing.
The former Born Free Crew member, who has since gone solo said it was nice to be back on stage after a while.
The 29-year-old who has been churning out a number of videos featuring top ranking Government officials said he was ready to contribute to national building under the National Development Strategy 1.
NDS1 is being championed by the Ministry of Finance where Machingura has been one of their major drivers through jingles.
Speaking on the sidelines of musical extravaganza where he delivered a polished performance and charmed hearts of many, Machingura said he has been busy on lockdown.
“I have never stopped working for my country as a youth and I am using my talent as an artiste to advocate for national development.
“I have done a National Development Strategy 1 jingle titled Forward Ever with NDS.
“The song will be done in 16 languages where we are going to run a completion.
“Under the competition, three lucky musicians will be honoured with grand prizes that include a Mercedes Benz and US$1000 for the overall winner.
“On second position, the winner will pocket US$1500 while the third prize will be a cool US$1000.
“The competition is open to musicians who are going to pocket US$1000.
“We are also going to give away residential stands under the same competition where we want to promote nation building,” he said.
Machingura who solely relies on music said the Covid-19 lockdown came as a blessing in disguise after he managed to record a number of jingles for various ministries and Government departments.
“I can safely say that the lockdown has helped me to fully concentrate on various jingles after being engaged by various ministries and Government departments.
“To date, I have worked with the Ministry of Health and Child care in the production of the Toikunda Corova, I have worked with the Ministry of Home Affairs on the drug abuse campaign who assisted me when I produced my single titled Mutoriro.
“I was also engaged by the ZDF as we produced the another single while the ZRP also sought my services.
“I have other productions with the Ministry of Mines and Ministry of housing and this alone shows that I have been a busy man throughout the year.
“’So coming to perform here was quite an experience that I will cherish for a while because I was doing what I love most for nation building, some of the of ethos endowed in me,” he said.
Besides jingles with various Government ministries and departments, Machingura boasts of a series of other singles like Big Waist, Tatorwa Zvinhu Zvedu, Wakandisumudza, Listen Babe, Tamba Holy-Holy among other business.
He also urged fellow musicians to be innovative and work for nation building in good and bad times.