Businessman and musician Mudiwa Hood yesterday delivered on his promise to give a helping hand to troubled musician, Paradzai Mesi.
Mudiwa had promised to buy Mesi food and compensate the tuckshop owner after the Njerema Boys band frontman was caught stealing groceries in a tuckshop at Henstone Farm in Glendale last week.
Mudiwa took Mesi shopping and clothed him with designer wear on an undisclosed budget.
Mesi has had problems in the past, including drug addiction, and has previously received help from well-wishers.
A video of Mesi in handcuffs broke the internet with music fans quizzing how the talented singer had hit such a low.
Posting on his social media handles, Mudiwa, said he did everything out of love.
“I took Mr Paradzai Mesi on an infinite budget shopping after buying him his favourite suit. Everything he picked I paid for it. I asked him to take everything in fours at least month anodhonza,” wrote Mudiwa.
He said he was also overwhelmed by the love he received from people he met and encouraged him to do more.
“I met real people with real love. Little did I know I was going to meet prayerful people in the shop who prayed for me. Yes, I bought him things, but I also need your prayers to get on with life.
“To Mama I met in Spar who prayed for me, God bless you!” he said.
Mudiwa said this was a great opportunity to impact on a music legend’s life.
“I am so humbled and deeply honoured to get an opportunity to show love to a music legend. Minamato yenyu ndinoitenda hamawe,” he said.
Mesi’s problems seemed to mount over the years despite similar efforts to help him being made in 2017 and 2019.
In July 2017, H-Metro broke a similar story when Mesi had hit hard times and turned to drugs.
He suspected a relative might have cursed him during his peak and still believes the same spell is haunting him such that everything he touches is blown away.
The Mari Ipesaniso hit-maker was later given a chance to return to the stage while well-wishers donated to his family.
In 2019, Mesi was incorporated by a local organisation, Zimbabwe Network for Economic and Social Transformation, to help fight the scourge of drug abuse.
Popular pub, Club Joy Centre of Chitungwiza has lined up two shows on April 28 and 29 for Mesi to perform.