Upcoming gospel musician Mathias Mhere has described gospel legend Pastor Charles Charamba as a father figure and mentor in his emerging gospel music career.

Mhere, who is riding on the wave of Charamba’s fame, says he has used the platforms where he performed as a supporting act to perfect his stage work.

“Through the shows we have worked together with Pastor Charamba, I have learnt good stage presentation. Every time I perform, he always shows me areas of improvement which I think is important for any upcoming artiste,” Mhere told RelZim on the sidelines of his debut performance in Bulawayo on Sunday.

“He is like a father to me and he has taught me a lot,” an elated Mhere added after a spellbinding performance where he churned out hits like “Chipositora” and ended his act with “VimbaNaJehova” which left fans begging for more.

Clad in a black suit Mhere charmed revelers with his lively stage presence, coupled with exhilarating dance routines to seal what seemed to be a fun filled weekend.

Next on stage was the popular gospel family, the Charambas who as usual gave the fans good value for their money.

After spending half the day at different churches, there was no better way for revelers to end the weekend than attending the gospel fiesta.

The undoubted gospel music giants took to the stage with song cum prayer “Sodom ne Gomorrah” lamentation to God for the sins of the world.

It was not long as the Fishers of Men belt out their traditional fast tempo songs such “Moses na Aaron”, “Nyika ye Zimbabwe” and “Komborerai Vana Vangu” to the delight of the fans who thronged Amphitheatre.

Charamba spiced up the show by inviting a reveler to sing on stage and an apostolic sect member to dance to impromptu song, “TauyaKuzomutenda”.

His wife, Olivia Charamba who recently made history in Africa’s Book of Records as the best-selling female artiste in Zimbabwe charmed her fans with songs such as “Musimboti”, “Friend in Jesus” and yesteryear hit “Universal winner”.

Towards the end of the show Charamba performed hit song “Machira Chete” which sent gospel lovers into frenzy. People were seen throwing jerseys into the air in excitement.

Charamba sealed the show by appealing for seasoned musicians to assist upcoming artistes so as to ensure continuity of the industry.

To show his support for local talent, Charamba sang part of Mhere’s song “Favour” and also called him to sing one of his songs.

Pastor Joyce, a Bulawayo based gospel musician raised the curtain at Sunday’s show.

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