Pru­dence Mab­hena back with new al­bum

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AFRO Fu­sion singer, Pru­dence Mab­hena, who starred in an Os­car award-win­ning doc­u­men­tary is back and is set to launch a new seven track al­bum Ndin­oda Imimi.

The al­bum, a fu­sion of gospel and other gen­res, will be launched on July 6 at King Ge­orge VI (KGVI) school hall in Bu­l­awayo with ad­mis­sion be­ing free. On the same day a book ti­tled Feel free, This is Home will be launched by KGVI.

Pru­dence has a con­di­tion called arthro­gry­po­sis which caused her arms and legs to be se­verely twisted and stunted.

An­nounc­ing the launch on her Twit­ter ac­count @PrudyMab­hena263 she said: “Friends, Romans and Coun­try­men. Lend me your ears. It’s fi­nally hap­pen­ing. You’re all in­vited to the Dou­ble Launch of my new al­bum Ndin­oda Imimi and King Ge­orge VI School’s book called Feel Free, This is Home. This will be an event to re­mem­ber so don’t miss out.”

Dur­ing the dou­ble launch the book and al­bum will be on sale for $5 each with peo­ple en­cour­aged to come in their num­bers for sup­port.

Ac­cord­ing to Tapiwa Nyengera, KGVI mu­sic direc­tor, the book is about the life ex­pe­ri­ences of peo­ple living with dis­abil­i­ties.

“It’s a col­lec­tion of sto­ries by the pupils at King Ge­orge VI School with their daily strug­gles with their dis­abil­i­ties. It’s an eye opener for peo­ple to know what they go through, their daily fears and vic­to­ries,” said Nyengera.

Pru­dence be­came a house­hold name fol­low­ing the doc­u­men­tary, Mu­sic by Pru­dence pro­duced by Roger Ross Wil­liams, won an Os­car in 2010, although she did not gain fi­nan­cially.

Dur­ing her stay in Amer­ica, Pru­dence met talk show queen Oprah Win­frey who was brought to tears when she heard her story.

Pru­dence Mab­hena

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