My brother is my strength: Daniel Mhere

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My brother is my strength: Daniel Mhere


11 May 2016
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GREETINGS H-Metro readers and music lovers at large,

It’s an honour making my own contribution in this widely read tabloid in my own capacity as Daniel Mhere.

I am quite aware that many believe I am living in the shadow of my brother (Mathias Mhere) but I can safely say I am my own man even though I can’t rule out his influence in my career.

I have been longing to contribute to this column and I am glad I have been afforded this RARE opportunity.

Being a gospel artiste in any society, is not easy as people expect us to preach what we sing and I am up to the task.

In this column, I would like to share some of the experiences I have in this journey as a gospel artiste and someone coming from a rich musical family.

• Vision


SAVING and REDEEMING lost souls through my music remains one of my priorities.

To ensure that I achieve these goals, I will continue using my God given talent singing gospel music with a message as well as giving hope to people.

I also want to make it on the international scene and raise the Zimbabwean flag for all but the good reasons.

• Myself

My name is Daniel Mhere aged 31. I was born at Mukaro Mission in Gutu, Masvingo.

I attended St Mary’s Primary School in Gutu and later enrolled at Rufaro Mission, Chartsworth for my secondary education.

I’m now a full time musician even though I run my private business in the informal sector.

I am into the transport business but gospel music still remains my first love.

I have two albums to my credit namely NaJehovha Zvinoita, which was released in the year 2014 and the latest album Heavy Rain, which is doing well on the charts.

• Calling


In my case, I can safely say music runs in our family.

I used to sing in church along with my siblings Mathias, Melody, Mirriam and our eldest brother Andrew in church.

My brother, Mathias was the first to record his own music when I was away in South African where I briefly worked.

I wasn’t amused by his (Mathias) instant fame because we have always been a family of musicians.

Family affair

Family affair


I was inspired by a number of people among them Charles Charamba, Brother Sam and the late Brian Sibalo.

I envied the way they composed their songs and the message they preached.


I might not yet be there but I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I’m currently working hard to ensure we reach the top and I am very much aware that there are no shortcuts to acclaim.




Many have been saying I am riding on my brother’s popularity but the truth is that I come from a musical family.

If people listen carefully to my music, they will realise that we are completely different artistes but in the end people must be aware that we are one blood.


• Like any new-comer in the game, we are bound to meet new challenges.

One of the biggest challenges we have been facing is lack of aggressive marketing.

When one is a beginner in the game, it’s hard to convince promoters as they opt for seasoned or household names.

However, I have remained patient waiting for my chance to come.

Dealing with piracy has been one of the challenges we are facing in the game.


I might be new in the industry but I try my best to help the vulnerable people in society.

I constantly visit children’s homes meeting orphans and giving them the message of hope.

I am also in the process of forming a Foundation to empower vulnerable kids, especially the girl child who is usually deprived of many opportunities.


I’m yet to win one but with God nothing is impossible.


I will be touring South Africa in August this year where two shows have been lined-up in Rustenburg and Pretoria.

Locally, I have performed at an international conference held at Rufaro Mission last month.

Last weekend, we held two shows in Chinhoyi and Chegutu along with my brother Mathias and Hannibal Sisters.


I am married to Rose Mangoma and we are blessed with two kids Dylan aged four and Princess (2).


Special thanks go to my brother Mathias who has been supporting to me.

In fact, he was been encouraging me to continue singing for my Lord.

I also want to thank Pastor Chitekedza who is now the pastor at Pretoria AFM.

Last but not least, I would like to thank my family for being there for me.

To all the media guys – both electronic and print – I feel humbled by your support.

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