Tafadzwa Zimoyo Entertainment Reporter
Pint-sized gospel musician Sabastian Magacha has partnered with Miss Earth Zimbabwe 2014 Samantha Dika in an environmental awareness project. Dika who is known for her charity work recently took time to donate trees and litter bins together with the musician at SODA old people’s home in Highfield.
The duo later conducted a workshop on how to plant and look after trees at the old people’s home.
Speaking to The Herald Entertainment the lanky model said she was happy with the initiative as it would go a long way in developing the nation.
“I love nature. I am happy that the young generation is pushing forward the issue of environmental awareness. Trees are life and we should plant more trees,” she said.
“I have so many trees that I would like to donate to old people and children’s homes if given the opportunity. The good news is that all my organic trees mature in a space of one year and the society can start enjoying the fruits but a lot of care is needed,” she said.
The beauty queen added that it was her duty to do charity work.
“We are role models to many and it is our duty to give back to community, be it community service work or having workshops that will empower them,” she said.
Magacha also spoke about community work saying it brings him close to his fans.
The musician traded the microphone for the shovel and pick when he planted a tree at the home.
“Many people know us on stage but as musicians we should go into the community and have time with them. I am happy that on this project I joined hands with the right person, Miss Earth. This is a third tree I have planted since the beginning of the year,” he said.
The “Ridza Bhosvo”, hitmaker said plans are underway to continue helping the less privileged by having various projects.
“We are all different hence we can come up with different projects that will see us developing the small towns. We are in talks with responsible authorities from SODA old people’s home to have a concert for the oldies. Some of them know our songs and it would be great if we spend a day chatting with them before we go on stage and they too can join us at our shows,” he said. SODA houses about 30 old people.