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Coronavirus Hits Hard As Musicians Cancel Shows

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By Showbiz Reporter

MUSICIANS across the country have been hit hard by the deadly coronavirus after government issued an order suspending all the gatherings of more than 50 people.

Last weekend, popular Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso was forced to suspend two live shows in Kadoma and Marondera.

Other artistes such as Peter Moyo, Suluman Chimbetu and Romeo Gasa also cancelled their last weekend gigs.
Tich Makahamadze, Macheso’s band manager said coronavirus was seriously affecting the operations of artistes.

“It’s affecting everyone and artistes are not being spared. We were supposed to entertain fans in Kadoma and Marondera over the weekend but due to coronavirus we have suspended all shows. It’s scary and affecting our production also,” he said.

Peter Moyo said the pandemic had seriously affected his source of livelihood.

“Coronavirus yavhuna zvikeyi manje torima sei zvino. It’s really affecting us and we get money from live shows. It’s a blow to us as artistes because cancelling a show means a loss to us,” he said.

“Let’s leave it to God, if we do not invite him we will fail,” Moyo said.