HARARE – Gospel diva Amanda Sagonda-Machimbira has hit hard times. After separating with her husband, Amanda’s fortunes nosedived and effects of the Covid-19 lockdown have meant she gets almost nothing from her music – unless something comes out of her new single that she penned for her children.
Amanda said Covid-19 effects have been like salt to her bleeding wound and her two children have become her only blessing and reason to live – that and her faith in God.
She penned a song Kumaziva Ndadzoka, featuring Reverend Toggy Chivaviro and Bethen Pasinawako Ngolomi, dedicated to her children.
The song is off her forthcoming album titled Mwari Vasinganyadzise which she said will be released soon.
Amanda separated with her husband Request Machimbira before the Covid-19 lockdown and life turned sour, forcing her to sit along the street in Avonlea to sell vegetables.
“Covid-19 effects left me without anything to give my children and God remains my hope. I strongly believe he will save them from the wrath of this pandemic,” said Amanda.
“Had it not been for the word of life I received from my childhood, effects of Covid-19 and marital issues could have taken me into an abyss. “My new song Kumaziva Ndadzoka is dedicated to my children where I am urging them to remain rooted in the word of life and faith in God for them to survive this earthly life.
“Life is a journey and we reach our destination so in that song I am warning my children not to live without Christ Jesus.
“As for vending, I never knew that one day I would sit by the roadside and count vehicles and pedestrians anticipating to receive a coin for survival.
“Ukagara mumba unofa nenzara nekuda kwekunyarira zita iro risina charinokupa,” said Amanda. Amanda turned 40 on Saturday. H-METRO