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Trevor Dongo has always been one artiste who has this connection with his fans whenever he performs live at any show.

He put up a scintillating performance over the weekend at a United Nations family fun day held in support of people living with albinism. The musician turned out to be the main entertainer from a pool of other artistes like BaShupi, Wanai, Pah Chihera, Willis Wataffi and others who were lined up for the day-long activities which began with a march from Simon Vengai Muzenda Street (formerly Fourth Street) to Harare Gardens. Trevor ruled the roost when he performed songs like “Ndashamisika”, “Nerunako Rwako” and “Madhuve Wangu” which were enough to take the crowd into merriment and more stage time awarded to him.

“You people are awesome, you are making me proud up here, makuzondidzingisa pastage manje neyamukuita iyi'”and he would repeat the statement each time he did his next song. He only performed after Pah Chihera and Qonfused, Wanai and others but raised the tempo higher with his love songs. Speaking at the same event, Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province Mirriam Chikukwa called for assistance for people living with albinism. “We must understand that people living with this condition incur huge expenses in the form of sunscreens, reading and prescription glasses, sun hats as well as other materials that will make their life more comfortable. Therefore, I call upon all corporates and individuals to assist those coming from less privileged homes, especially the rural areas,” she said.

The minister also said the day’s commemorations will open avenues for people living with albinism in Zimbabwe.

“I am, therefore, encouraged by today’s event, as it will go a long way in creating the much needed awareness on the daily challenges faced by people living with albinism. I also urge you to take time to celebrate those in our community who have overcome the stigma and have gone to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country in all economic spheres”, she said.

In a speech read on his behalf by a UN official, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon the public must be educated that people living with albinism can live a normal, healthy and productive life if afforded the right opportunities. Concerns were raised on reports of continued gruesome violations, killings and attacks on persons living with albinism which include children, women, the elderly and disabled that fear for their lives every day.

The day was a joint effort of Alive Albinism Initiative, Zimbabwe Albino Association and the United Nations Unies.

Source : The Herald