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Rev Chivaviro gives back to community

By Sandra Maricho in GWERU

Top Zimbabwean gospel artiste Reverend Togarepi Chivaviro has ventured into charity work, whereby he is giving back to the less-privileged in his home area of Gokwe.

In an interview with Standard Style, Rev Chivaviro said he wanted to give back to the less-privileged members of society across the country, beginning with the Gokwe community, which nurtured him.

“I am currently carrying out a charity programme in Gokwe where I am assisting the less-privileged pupils who are facing challenges in paying their school fees,” he said.

“I also have plans to build an arts centre in Gokwe so that different artistes from Midlands province benefit.

“There are lots of talented artistes from small cities and towns who are lacking resources and exposure who will benefit from this arts centre.”

The pastor recently released his sixth album titled Excellent, which has six tracks.

The new release has tracks such as Hamupererwi, which is the most popular, Ndinyaradzeyi, a song dedicated to those who have lost their loved ones, and the title track Excellent as well as three other hymns.

“I am also hoping to record a live DVD album sometime this year and I am still working on it,” Rev Chivaviro said.

“I recorded a live DVD some two years ago in the United Kingdom and it will be released soon.

“I have plans to tour growth points around the country where I have never been to. Most of my fans are in the rural areas and we haven’t met. These tours would unite us.”

Rev Chivaviro was born in 1975 and married Juliet Chabata in 1999, the year he produced his first album Peace, Hope and Love.

He is well-known for his hit song Ebenezer, which was released in 2014, and has won several awards.

Some of the accolades he won include among others the 2010 nominee at the SABC Crown Gospel Awards and the song Ebenezer dominated local radio charts.

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