Renowned Sungura musician Nicholas “Madzibaba” Zakaria has condemned a tendency by some “philanthropists” to draw attention to themselves when they make donations to the needy during this coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Madzibaba said while it is commendable to have a large heart and alleviate the suffering of mankind, foundations, individuals and corporates should desist from degrading the beneficiaries when they make donations. He said:
We have seen some people coming out to help the vulnerable. This is something commendable as we still have people with a heart to help others in need and we should thank them.
This, however, should be done in a decent way that will not degrade the beneficiaries. There are also others who want to benefit from this, diverting the aid from the deserving people.
On his music, Zakaria said he is creating new material which will be ready when the coronavirus crisis comes to an end.
The “Senior Lecturer”, as he is known in music circles for grooming several upcoming singers, also added his voice on gender-based violence after joining a group of other men under Padare, discussing issues around the home.