IT’S purely a hearty move by a youthful Bulawayo singer Sibonginkosi Sibanda fondly called Prophetess Bongy who organised a fundraising concert to raise funds so that she can undergo heart surgery in India.
The fundraising concert themed “Men and Women’s Lunch Club” will take place on 16 September from 12 pm to 2pm at CTMAK Events Management Services in Bulawayo.
With support from well-wishers, the event aims to generate funds to enable Prophetess Bongy to undergo a life-saving surgery.
She requires US$25 000 so that she can fly to India for medical attention for that heart condition.
Harare-based afro dancehall and reggae artist, Doubles wekwaMarange, real name Decide Razerera Marange will be performing at the concert.
In an interview Prophetess Bongy said the procedure would take place on 3 October adding that all collections from the concert would be channelled towards the procedure.
“I am organising a concert to help me raise funds so that I can undergo heart surgery in India. I require US$25 000 and I believe the concert will help me in the best possible way to raise part of the funds,” said a teary Prophetess Bongy.
She adds: “The concert is themed “Men and Women’s Lunch Club and it’s a platform whereby we will be talking about relationships and the concert will see performances by Harare-based artist Doubles wekwaMarange (Decide Razerera Marange)”.
Prophetess Bongy who will also be performing on the day, despite her condition, appealed to the public, corporate bodies and philanthropists to come and support her. She was diagnosed with a heart condition in 2019 and fearing that the worst would happen she organised a concert in question so that she can raise part of the funds to help her access treatment that will enable her to live a normal life.
Prophetess Bongy has two albums under her belt Methembenjalo which was released in 2019 and Sweet Jesus released in 2020 and carries songs Iike Moya Ongcwele, Ndijeso, Nguwe and My Miracle.