Yeukai Karengezeka-Chisepo Arts Correspondent
Award-winning gospel musician Sabastian Magacha and Afro-jazz diva Dudu Manhenga are set to headline a fundraising luncheon for a child that seeks a bone marrow transplant. The luncheon takes place tomorrow at Crown Plaza Hotel.
The two-year-old child Nathan Sanyanga is in need of an emergency bone marrow transplant in India that costs about $60 000. In an interview, Magacha said he was touched by the little boy’s story and is working with the parents in raising the money.
“The story of this young boy is so touching. I am just urging people across the divide to partner with this family to raise the amount needed for the operation to be take place and also to find a donor of the bone marrow. Come in your numbers and together we can achieve it,” he said.
Magacha said he will be promoting his latest album “Wonererwai Jesu” at the luncheon.
“All music lovers will be in for a treat as I will be performing latest songs from my fresh project and other popular hits that are more familiar with my fans,” he said.
Afro jazz singer Dudu Manhenga will take this opportunity to rekindle romance with her fans. She no longer performs at shows regularly because she is now full time into pastoral ministry. The event will be held in partnership with St Mary’s Anglican Church and Highlands and tickets are going for $30. According to the child’s father Edmore Sanyanga they have two months to raise the money.
“Our child has a condition called Fanconi anaemia which is a genetic disorder which leads to bone marrow failure. We were advised few weeks ago that the bone marrow transplant needs to occur within the next two months and we need to find a bone marrow donor to start the process which takes about six months. I am begging you all help me save my son’s life which is at stake right now,” pleaded Sanyanga.