THE ONLY WAY IS UP!
While for others it takes years to be heard despite the high pitch shouting, for Garry Mapanzure even in silence his voice is heard loud and clear. Soft-spoken in nature, Garry has a voice so rich it can turn any words into life.
The 20 year old Zimbawean born artist currently resides in Beijing, China. Talk of dynamites coming in small packages, Garry is multi-gifted. He is currently an Architecture student at North China University of Technology in Beijing. Hence he juggles music and studies and always keep it scaled.
Though singing has always been Garry's passion, his music career catapulted to higher level in August 2017 with the release of chart topping WAPUNZA which featured young Vicky.
It wasn't long before releasing his second song MOYO MUTI which just became an instant hit. The young artist has performed alongside great names and on big stages and has earned a reputation for his catchy stage presence.
He made headlines for his performance in July at Beijing's Salsa Caribe, where he performed among internationally renowned artists ExQ, Dj Stavo, Dj Tamuka and Judgement Yard. His audience inclusion in his acts on stage won him the hearts of many.
Just a month ago, Garry served his fans with yet another heart-warming song TRUTH or DARE which is already out in the market.
Come November 9th and 10th, Garry will be live on stage together with the American 432 Curvy Girl Dance Squad at Beijing Marriot Hotel North East. This is a show not to be missed. The music gallore will come a day before the Ms Plus Size pageant show at the same venue. The two events are brought to you by Appreciate Africa Network along with other sponsors.
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Johannesburg - A Pick n Pay franchise has been forced to stop selling mugs emblazoned with the words "The Maid" and "The Gardener" after members of the public complained that they were offensive and disrespectful.Twitter user @toni_verna was the first person to tweet a picture of the mugs saying she had seen the mugs at the retailer's Observatory branch and that she found them "hella problematic."
Many other social media users were also shocked by the mugs saying they could not believe what they were seeing in South Africa in 2018.
In the apartheid-era in South Africa, many white employers did not want to share utensils with their black workers. Therefore, domestic workers and gardeners had their own utensil, in most cases enamel ones.
By selling those mugs, Pick n Pay was seen to the encouraging separate utensil for the bosses and the workers, a point raised by @JamilFarouk who said: "In South Africa, domestic labour has a long history of dehumanization and racism attached to it. One method was and still is to deny helpers use of household crockery and cutlery as they were considered unworthy and unhygienic. This labelling encourages that idea."
How the store ended up packing the "offensive" mugs on their shelves without realising that many black people will have an issue with them was also something brought by @sammagopa who asked whether anyone would be held accountable.
"Or it's just going to be business as usual. Surely this could have been stopped in the supply chain process, you don't buy stocks without seeing it or examples."
The Star sent question to Pick n Pay spokesperson Janine Caradonna to find out among others things the reason behind the making of these mugs, who the intended buyer was, their response to the fact that the mugs were seen to be offensive also whether they did not believe that as the store they were encouraging the idea that domestic workers and gardener must not use the same utensils as their employers.
However, Caradonna just sent a statement saying: “These products were being sold by one of our franchisees. We asked him to remove it from sale immediately which he has done.”
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