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Gospel singer for Dar charity show

27th March 2012
Rose Muhando

Leading Gospel singer in the country Rose Muhando is gearing up for the grand Easter show expected to be held at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on April 8.

Muhando said she is on her way to showcase her rich talents and perform to her highest form on that day despite a stiff challenge likely to face from visiting singers.

Among the foreign gospel singers invited to take part in the show includes South African Rebecca Malope.

Malope will also be on the stage but Muhando said she is completely unfazed by the South African arrival for the show.

Muhando says she is making preparations that would keep fans spellbound during the day no matter who will be attempting to overshadow her.

The show is a charity one aimed at raising funds for the needy orphan children as well as underprivileged widows.

The objective is to give the beneficiaries a staring capital to open viable small businesses,

Msama Promotions’ executive director Alex Msama said the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Bernard Membe, has been earmarked to be the guest of honour.

Other high ranking Government officials, reputable businessmen and dignitaries are also on the line-up to attend the event.

Besides Muhando and Malope, other musicians have also been invited to perform.

Muhando has been a thriller during previous shows that included the launch of her famous album 'Uwe Macho', 'Nyota ya Ajabu (Zawadi ya Krismasi)' and 'Jipange Sawa Sawa'.

The Dodoma based Chimuli Anglican Church’s worshiper is making practice sessions while fasting.

She expects to perform, among others, Gospel songs such as ‘Kitimutimu’, 'Imani', 'Onjeni', 'Sikilizeni Enyi Makahaba', 'Mungu Wangu', 'Moyo Wangu', 'Najitoa Sasa', 'Hey Mbona Watenda Dhambi' and 'Wapendwa'.

Besides the songs, Muhando gears up to release a fourth new album 'Utamu wa Yesu' which has not been made public, so says Msama.

Msama, who is also the organizing chairman of the show, says Gospel songs’ fans have to get prepared for the Easter show which he believed would shake up the city and its suburbs.

Other foreign Gospel singers lined up for the event are Kenyan duo of Maryanne Tutuma and Anastasia Mukabwa.

The line up of singers extends to Christina Shusho, Upendo Nkone, Upendo Kilahiro, Solomon Mukubwa, Atosha Kissava, Ephraim Sekeleti and Glorious Celebration group.

Kinondoni Revival choir, which boasts of 'Mtu wa Nne' album, is also invited to perform as Faraja Ntaboba from the Democratic Republic of Congo is on his way too.

“So far we have a long list of performers who have confirmed to take part during the show," said Msama.

Muhando is also scheduled to team up with Anastasia Mukabwa, her partner singer when she produced 'Vua Kiatu' album.

The Dar show will be followed by a similar one to be held at the Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma on the subsequent day where the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Job Ndugai, has been invited as a guest of honour.

The entrance fee for the Dar show are 2,000/- for children, 5,000/- for other adults and special seats are available for 10,000/-.

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