Artistes pen song to save baby Man­qoba

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bon­gani Ndlovu Show­biz Correspondent

the prose­cu­tor. The en­tire neigh­bour­hood al­legedly joined the chase after Mal­aba started call­ing out “thief, thief ” to raise alarm. An an­gry pub­lic gave in­stant jus­tice, lead­ing Tsha b a l a l a to sus­tain in­juries, be­fore they ef­fected a cit­i­zen ar­rest. Tsha­bal­ala was hos­pi­talised after he was beaten by Mal­aba’s neigh­bours. The ac­cused was found with a to­tal of 73 du­pli­cate door keys, 44 du­pli­cate pad­lock keys, a screw driver and three wardrobe keys in his pos­ses­sion. How­ever, Tsha­bal­ala was not asked to plead and was re­manded out of cus­tody to Oc­to­ber 4. — @ andile_t­shuma AS part of ef­forts to raise $43 000 for baby Man­qoba’s liver trans­plant in In­dia, Bu­l­awayo artistes have come to­gether to pen a song to raise aware­ness.

Nine-month-old Baby Man­qoba, the daugh­ter of Zim­pa­pers jour­nal­ists Law­son Mab­hena and Shamiso Yikoniko, was di­ag­nosed with bil­iary atre­sia — a liver con­di­tion — when she was five months old. Then, sur­geons could not per­form any cor­rec­tive surgery be­cause the liver was show­ing signs of sig­nif­i­cant dam­age, leav­ing them to sug­gest that she gets a liver trans­plant.

Man­qoba’s liver can fail to func­tion any­time, some­thing which has led mu­si­cians to chip in fast.

Khuliyo, one of the artiste’s work­ing on the song, said they would be in stu­dio dur­ing the week­end. He said they had come to­gether be­cause of their re­la­tion­ship with Law­son — a for­mer Sun­day News News Ed­i­tor. Other than Khuliyo, the song fea­tures artistes Iyasa, Lady T, Stone, Sgeca, Donna N, Nk­wali and Um­dumo We­siwe. Ingwe Stu­dios will fa­cil­i­tate the record­ing.

“Law­son Mab­hena was one of the first en­ter­tain­ment jour­nal­ists to push lo­cal arts. We felt we needed to be in­volved in this cause as Bu­l­awayo artistes to help his beau­ti­ful daugh­ter get a liver trans­plant.

“We’re in­debted to him as he had a hand in the growth of most of our ca­reers,” said Khuliyo.

Once recorded, the song will be re­leased im­me­di­ately on What­sApp, Face­book and Twit­ter as artistes want it to go vi­ral, even be­yond the coun­try’s bor­ders. A hash tag #SaveMan­qoba has since been cre­ated on so­cial me­dia and is trend­ing as peo­ple are be­ing en­cour­aged to do­nate.

“Ide­ally, we want peo­ple to send a dol­lar to Shamiso’s — Law­son’s wife’s Eco­Cash ac­count each time they share the song. This is an op­por­tu­nity for us to show ubuntu.”

The artiste, who is also part of the Int­wasa Arts Fes­ti­val koBu­l­awayo or­gan­is­ers, said they had do­nated 50 Bayethe Bu­l­awayo Con­cert VIP tick­ets to Na­tional Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy

(Nust) ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Ricky Fire will tonight head­line the Fresh­man Bash at the Delta car park. He will be backed by DJ Nospa and Mzoe 7, Mas­ter Jef­taz, Senko and Bryan among oth­ers.

BAC Leisure Tonight the club hosts the Nust Fresh­man after-party with DJs Nospa, Tick Tock and Vul­can. To­mor­row it’s a Jame­son party in mem­ory of kwaito star Man­doza with DJs Vano, Slam, Frostie and guest DJ Lady CP.

Sun­set Sports Cafe (Northend Shop­ping Mall) To­mor­row it’s the “Sum­mer Beach Party Part II” where beach games have been ar­ranged. Pa­trons are meant to ad­here to a strictly sum­mer beach wear dress code. En­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by P.O.Y. South­ern Djembe Na­tives, DJs Prince, Dee Cee, Krayze and Korup­tk­ing. Club 263 DJ Kead Wikead will tonight host the “Party on Ge­orge”. The wheel spin­ner re­turns to­mor­row as he hosts the “Satur­day party Cruise”. Katso Sports Bar Tonight it’s “Woza Fri­day” with DJ Mgoe. To­mor­row the #SaveMan­qoba cause. Once pur­chased, about $500 will be de­posited into Mab­hena’s ac­count.

“The tick­ets to the Bayethe con­cert can be pur­chased at The Chron­i­cle build­ing. All pro­ceeds from the tick­ets will be di­rected to the Save Man­qoba fund,” said Khuliyo.

A spon­sored walk is also on the cards and will be held next week Satur­day.

Co­me­dian, Oliver Keith, pop­u­larly known as NaJesca, has also come on board with a video clip in which he pleads with his fol­low­ers to do­nate.

“No amount is too small to do­nate, no amount is too big. We need to sup­port baby Man­qoba be­cause at this stage, it’s very fa­tal, the doc­tors say her liver can stop work­ing at any time,” pleads Keith while

ask­ing DJ Mgoe re­turns as she hosts the “Satur­day Mix”. She will be joined by guest DJ Smallz. On Sun­day it’s the “Old School back to back with Old School mu­sic” with DJ Lamza.

Cresta Churchill Tonight it’s “Jazz Night” with the Friends Band ser­e­nad­ing pa­trons. On Sun­day Pros­per Tshuma and the Smart Band will take over.

Hori­zon Night Club An “An­ti­dote Party” will be held tonight with DJs Noma Dat Girl, Uteng, Te­flon, El Don and DBongz Deeper. Hip hop artiste Takura will to­mor­row host his “Stripped Var­sity Tour” with Gu­luva 7, Mike Kata, As­aph, Lui Gold, Vin­nie King, Thabbz, Maw­iza and Blak­troop En­ter­tain­ment.

Pri­vate Lounge The club’s al­lur­ing dancers will con­tinue en­ter­tain­ing rev­ellers with DJs Sweeto, Tawaz and Del­roy on the decks.

Nketa 8 Sports Bar A “Hello Ladies Party” with DJs Tshola, Nkan­dura and Bil­lard is on tonight. DJ Tshola and Hen­rix will be on ro­ta­tion as the joint wel­comes sum­mer. On Sun­day, it’s the “All New Jazz and Lo­cal Chill Zone” for the ma­ture with DJ Hen­rix. peo­ple to spread the video.

For those who want to as­sist save Man­qoba, they can get in touch with Shamiso on +263772935224 or de­posit any amount to the bank­ing de­tails below: Name: Shamiso Yikoniko Bank: FBC Bank Branch: FBC Cen­tre Ac­count Num­ber: 3070070770125

— @bon­ganinkunzi

New Emagu­meni Sports Bar Tonight, the ever bub­bly MaT­ing ting hosts a “Ladies Night”. DJ DN­cie Mavala will en­ter­tain rev­ellers to­mor­row and Sun­day for the “Stokvel Night”.

T-Junc­tion Sports Bar (New Loben­gula) The “Funky Fri­day” party ses­sions are on tonight with res­i­dent DJs Mavesto, Houzen and Buthoz on ro­ta­tion. The res­i­dent DJs will be back to­mor­row for the “Kasi Vibez” and “Kasi Flavour Nights”. On Sun­day it’s the “Old School Party” ses­sion with res­i­dent DJs.

The Lounge DJs Jaiza and Keezy will host the “Week­end Warm up” tonight” with a mix of old and new songs from var­i­ous gen­res. DJs Jaiza and Cris Rocx will take over to­mor­row with the “Xplo­sive Week­end Groove”.

Iyasa will com­bine with DJs Kananjo and Jaiza to pro­vide the best in African mu­sic and dance on Sun­day night.

Ace Lounge DJ Khumz will en­ter­tain rev­ellers tonight along­side New Age dance group. Khumz re­turns to­mor­row with Hlokoloza dance group.

Bu­l­awayo Queens and DJ Sim­ple Stu­dio will en­ter­tain rev­ellers on Sun­day.

Donna N Shamiso with her baby Man­qoba Khuliyo Nk­wali

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