A gospel charity show headlined by Charles Charamba and his wife Olivia held on Saturday afternoon at Harare Gardens failed to attract the expected crowd, leaving the promoter of the show counting his losses.
The show was aimed at fundraising for construction of an AFM conference centre in Tynwald, Harare.
Despite the show being headlined by the celebrated gospel couple and Mathias Mhere, it proved to be a yawn attracting less than 300 revellers.
Children who graced the show enjoyed the free space that was available as they could be seen running up and down chasing Ajigija the clown all over the venue.
Despite the poor attendance, all artistes, who performed put up spirited performances.
Takesure Zamar Ncube and the Worship Addicts, who were an opening act demonstrated why many believe they will be a force to reckon with in the country’s competitive gospel genre before leaving the stage for Tembalani Tagwirei, who also did not disappoint as he put up a sterling performance.
However, it was the Charambas and Mhere’s enchanting performances accompanied by captivating dance routines proved why they are rated among the best in the gospel genre as they all belted out their sing-along hits creating a praise and worship mood at the show.
The Charambas came on stage amid wild cheers from fans after Mhere had electrified the atmosphere.
The crowd was kept on its toes and responded very well to songs like Machira Chete, Handidi Naye, Tauya Kuzomutenda and Buruka, among others.
It was Machira Chete that got a massive response from the fans.
Soon after the show Mhere and the Charambas left for another one in Marondera as they continue to cement their professional relationship that has seen them staging several joint shows across the country.