Award-winning gospel musician Fungisai Zvakavapano Mashavave says she regrets every decision she made to be a musician.
Posting on her Facebook page this Friday, Fungisai, who rose to fame in the year 2000 when she recorded her first album under Elias Musakwa’s stable, said musicians are “downtrodden”.
Fungisai said she envies those who decided to become doctors, teachers, or nurses, adding she wishes she could start her life all over again. She wrote:
“Vaya vakazoita maCelebrity nekuona tichisekerera nekurereka misoro pamacover emaCD murisei?
Vaya vakadanwa vakadaira in this long service of God and people, Irisei nzira yamakasarudza vana vevamwe vachiita madoctor, ma teacher nemanurse?
Are you happy? Murikudya richipisa here? Ini I regret every decision I have made to be a music artist.
We are downtrodden day in and day out. No matter how tough & resilient unosvika paunoda kurubber all your life and start a quiet life uri kana kwaBushu pasina anokuziva.“
Responding to Fungisai, another award-winning artist, Dorcas Moyo, said she was happy being a gospel musician. She said:
“Mwari unomira nesu sis..Wakatidana akaitwa zvinodarika zvedu asi nekutenda nyasha dzinotifukidzira…Ndopaya Paul paanoti 3 times i prayed kuti dai mabvisa munzwa munyama yangu, mhinduro yoti nyasha dzakakuringana…Tine imwe covering sooo inobva kunaShe inotyisa..Kutirwira kana kusatirwira hatirege kumushumira.
Am happy being a gospel musician. Lets soldier on sis… Pane imwe inner peace yatopihwa naShe sis… Nyasha dzakatiringana.
God stands with us my sister… The One who called us was ill-treated worse than what has been done to us but through faith we have recieved over-abundant grace… Paul said he prayed three times for God to remove the thorn in his flesh, the response was my grace is sufficient for you… we have an awesome covering provided by God himself… whether God fights for us or not we will continue worshipping him.
… The Lord gives us inner peace… His grace is sufficient for us.”