Internationally acclaimed empowerment lecturer, recording artist and media personality, Juanita Bynum, stole the show at the Victor Awards held at the Celebration Centre recently.

Bynum sang two gospel songs: ‘Lord I Receive’ and ‘God Can’t Lie.’ She was backed by Zimpraise Choir.

Bynum, who was welcomed on stage by Pastor Victor Kwaramba, thanked the organisers for the opportunity. “I got off the plane today and was very tired, felt sick since it took me three flights to get to Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean people are amazing and I want to thank the organisers and God for great opportunity.”

“You people are blessed. I have met some Zimbabweans in United States. And they are good people. I have also seen the hospitality of you. When I arrived they took me to the car, treated me nicely and took me to the hotel,” said the musician.

The awards which were in their second edition recognize different people in business, government, religion, art, music and dance.

Present at the ceremony there were: Finance Minister Tendai Biti, Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi, Information Communication Technology Minister Nelson Chamisa, business mogul Phillip Chiyangwa, talk show host Mai Chisamba, Aleck Macheso, Chiwoniso Maraire, Supa Mandiwanzira, Zodwa Mutunzi and Jonathan Denga among others.