Artists who participated in the Zimoneness e-gala have commended the ZANU PF Information and Publicity Department for hosting the event as it provided a platform to showcase their skills and make an income.
Most artists have found the going tough since the advent of Covid19 owing to regulations in place that limit the gathering of huge crowds in order to avoid the spread of the disease.
Mai Titi who was one of the artists who participated at the e-gala said ZANU PF must be commended for putting up a splendid event that enabled artists to network and embrace the new normal brought about by Covid19.
“Gala ranga richifamba, it has been a while since many artists have performed owing to Covid 19 and for that we want to thank the President and the Party for hosting this Gala. For artists the Covid19 period has hit us hard and those who depend solely on performance are the worst affected but it has also taught us the need to diversify our income streams in order to deal with such misfortunes”.
Guitarist Kudakwashe Manyika said the e-gala had managed to expose upcoming talent and provide them opportunity to network with greats in the industry.
“This was a great opportunity to make links and expose our talents and we are grateful to the department for organising this event. As artists 2020 has not been good owing to Covid which has limited our performances and ability to make a living so we are really happy for opportunities like this which are limited”.
The Zimoneness gala was intended to celebrate the country’s 40th independence and honour living and departed heroes and ran under the theme Celebrating independence, unity, peace and development: A March towards vision 2030.