By Faith Chimutsa
Manyowa and Mahendere made waves at the Ada Ehi concert which was hosted by Getway Stream Media at The Harare International Conference Centre on Saturday which gave fans a mixed reaction for the performing acts.
It was a fun packed weekend with Castle Tankard, Winky D show and parents running around back to school, however gospel fans managed to turn up for the concert at the HICC.
Many couldn’t afford the VIP area which had a stage close-up, rather the ordinary stand was fully packed.
Gospel Dj Unlocked kept the fans hyped up as performing acts came to place.
Nyasha Mutonhori had the opening performance followed by the gospel couple Sharon and Ellard Cherayi, Everton Mlalazi, gospel diva Janet Manyowa who decided to go old school with Mai Charambas tracks and followed by Minister Mahendere who ran around the VIP section sending the crowd wild and Nigerian gospel star with the closing performance.
When Manyowa turned in her performance the crowd reacted like never before, she sang songs from Mai Charamba and some of her old tracks which she has never done before.
“We decided to go oldies since I have performed the tracks live and this was an opportunity to do so, and the other tracks are from the people who inspired me the most when l started my career,” she told Post On Sunday.
Talking to fans Mahendere’s performance was well rated, he has been off stage for quite some time in Harare starving his fans.
One of the fans threw money on the stage as he performed ‘Tangai neni’.
“Michael Mahendere is a blast he touched my heart with the song ‘tangai neni’ and l felt the Holy Spirit moving in me so l had to seed into that word so that it can manifest into my life,” Tinashe Nechombo said.
“I’m a worship addict and make sure that l attends most of the events when I’m off work and last week I was with Manyowa, Ellard and Sharon Cherayi and Mutonhori at the Steff Paradise’s music launch so I wasn’t that excited for them but Mahendere definitely brought his A game,” Rutendo Gwasira said.
“I was surprised when Mahendere ran through us. It was unexpected and l really enjoyed his performance. I’m glad he is our own.
“I have already forgiven Ada for not surpassing his performance, Mahendere brought his A game and his music is relatable,” Mai Chigede said.