Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
SOCIALITE Wanisayi Mutandwa’s newly formed Mahwindo Foundation continues to touch heats of many with each passing week.
Last Friday, the outspoken and yet friendly events management guru brought smiles to over 100 musicians after she gave them groceries amid reports of dried coffers on lockdown among artistes.
The handover ceremony which took place at a local radio station turned into jubilation as various musicians went home with food hampers.
The donations, sourced through Mama Mawindo’s close friends, came at a time when most artistes have lost their sources of income.
Among the beneficiaries were many players (instrumentalists) from a number of local rhumba groups like Diamond Musica, Bana Des As, Bana Ngwasuma, BV Labien Musica among others.
These individuals were led by Diamond Musica leader Pitshou Lumiere, Prince Wembo, Nyamu Nyamu, Doudou Kashunga, John Mushetu, Debrown, Papy, Cedrick, Djany, Kisoya, Amanda, Willy, Marly, Adolph, Dispatch, Tindo, Christian and Shilavet.
A number of Zim dancehall artistes and their members were also among the recipients of the food hampers.
These comprised Dadza Dee, Lady Squanda, Guspy Warrior, Kinnah, Ricky Fire, Hwindi Prezident, Soul Jah Love and his four members, Seh Calaz, Tipsy and Lady B.
Ninja Lipsy, Jah Signal, Killer T, Nutty O, Pumacol, Bazooker, Hwinza, T Flex, Andy Muridzo, Kujo, Bazooka, Pirato, Givhela, Quatum, Mafingers along with secven members of Jabavu Drive.
The entire Orchestra Dendera Kings band was among the recipients along with Stunner, Baba Shupi, Leonard Mapfumo, Progress Chipfumo, Sasha Amadhuve and four members, Tariro ne Gitare, Stimela and Tererai Mugwadi.
Prior to this donation, Mahwindo Foundation donated to widows and the elderly in Seke and Chitungwiza.
A fortnight ago, they travelled to Banket and Chinhoyi where they donated to a number of vulnerable families.
The foundation, which sourced the goods from Mama Mahwindo’s friends comprising Danya, George Manyaya, Weraz Promotions and Tallyn Guni, has been lauded for a sterling job they are doing in helping the vulnerable on Covid-19 induced lockdown.