Mai Tongo brings smile to orphans

Mai Tongo

Mai Tongo

Arts Correspondent
“As musicians we have a social responsibility in the society and by giving back to it we are simply appreciating the support we get from the people.”

UK-based gospel musician Rhoda Tongogara donated clothes and sanitary wear to Streams of Hope charity home in Hatfield last week.

Mai Tongo, as the musician is affectionately known, said she was touched by the plight of the children and decided to assist them.

“As musicians we have a social responsibility in the society and by giving back to it we are simply appreciating the support we get from the people,” she said.

The home shelters victims of rape, street mothers and orphans who then get tutorials on several things such as sewing and farming.

She said every musician should know that he has a community to assist.

“That is one way musicians can be useful in the development of the community. They should be involved in community projects as well as assisting the need regardless of the genre that you sing,” she added.

Matron of the place Alucia Kwenda thanked the musician for her kind gesture.

“She has been very supportive to us each time we have a problem she always help. I am happy that there people like him who always gives us support,” she said.

Kwenda said by coming and donating to them it gives courage to those who are at the home. “This shows that these people are recognised in the community. It gives them courage,” she added.

Meanwhile, Tongoraga has released her single song “Mbiri Kuna Jesu”.

The song is fast gaining ground as it is getting airplay at most radio stations.

Born on September 14, 1981, she grew up in Goromonzi before relocating to the United Kingdom in 2003.

“I began music in UK and I wish to venture into music on a full time basis. My plan is to establish a full band back home because in the UK I have session musicians who are available whenever I have a show but here it will be different,” she said.

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