…King 98 sacrifices video budget
Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
King 98 might be young and raised in a well-to-do family but the rapper has a heart of gold, especially when it comes to charity.
Shiga wife, Sandra Katulika
The South Africa based rapper was yesterday the hero of the day when he handed over groceries worth over ZW$10000 to nomadic chanter Gift “Shiga-Shiga” Katulika as part of his social responsibility.
He also gave the chanter US$100 to fend for his family.
Fellow artistes Progress Chipfumo, ailing former Black Spirits drummer Sam Mataure and Shiga’s wife Sandra Katulika also received similar packages.
Two more elderly people identified on Tilder Show on Star FM were also beneficiaries.
In an interview on the sidelines of the donation, the rapper said he was touched by a story we ran on May 8 2020 headlined “I’m struggling to feed family – Shiga Shiga”, which prompted him to donate to the chanter.
In the article, the outspoken choreographer told this publication that he was starving at home along with five children.
“I got to know about Shiga’s situation when I read in the press (H-Metro) that he was starving at his together with his family.
“It takes a lot for one to come in the open and share such news with the rest of the world.
“I then decided to use the money I had budgeted for my video production to buy these groceries,” he said.
King 98 said his background where prompted him to share what he has with others.
“I come from a well-to-do family where I was provided for and I believe in sharing.
“This is why I decided to engage my handlers so that we give to Shiga and other struggling artistes on lockdown,” he said.
Asked how he met Shiga, the Francesca singer said:
“I once met him long back in Kwekwe when I was very young in the company of his former boss Tongai Moyo.
“I was also told that he was Tongai Moyo’s right hand man then but I never spoke to him since I was young.
“I then met him again at Selmor Mtukudzi’s show and that’s when I got to know him better.
“His situation touched me and I realised that it better to share what we have.
“We are all bad situation owing to the lockdown and many artistes need us at the moment,” he said.
Music promoters Josh Hozheri and Blessing “Harare” Jeke represetend the Zimbabwe Music Promoters Association at the event.