Friday, 29 September 2017

"The Art Of Realising Your Dream BOOK introduction"

let me bring your focus to something of interest in this book coming your way soon.  The illustration on the cover is the Japanese Bonsai plant or Penzai as it is called in the Chinese community. Here’s a brief history on how these plants are grown:  Bonsai is actually an art of growing trees in pots or trays. The plants grow over a relatively long period of time.   Now looking at the size and shape of the one on the cover, one can tell how extremely old the tree has grown with regards to its size. The size coupled with the twists all over its trunk make the imagery a much audible message.  Note: the size is a presentation of growth over an extended time and the twists represent situations faced over time. Conclusively the tree is a symbol of a life filled with struggles but persistence resulted in success at the end of the day. Success is represented by the lively green leaves, which is obvious that green vegetation resembles life.

This illustration coupled with my life story make up the content within “The Art of Realising Your Dream.” The book is a testimonial of how I survived through some tragic circumstances, which might be faced by other people today. These challenges are the same that fine-tuned me into who I am today.

If you feel you really need to be motivated that whether Big or small dreams can come true, then this is a book you should read. Unlike other motivational issues which are researched, this one is a first-hand testimony from the person with some experiences. 

One common belief is one that gives you a book has given you wisdom. Therefore, with that in mind, I remembered to put all that I have learned from the struggles into the book and help dreamers be dreamers with results. Dreaming is not enough but action completes it although a number of challenges may try to draw you back. I believe that out there in the world, there are even greater dreamers than myself. But they just need some starting point which is motivation. I won't be able to meet all dreamers in person and motivate them but written words will reflect forever.

Abel Mavura

"Ellen Chiwenga the Unstoppable game changer"

Well-known for her popular chant on Facebook *Sahwira,* Ellen is one good example of what women are capable of. After I had a phone conversation with her I realised that the woman is not only focused but she is rich with business ideas and advice about life. 

One popular saying opines that impossible is just an illusion for I'm possible. All it takes is courage, confidence and obviously a broad dreaming capacity. But it doesn't mean you should dream forever, more time should be invested towards achieving goals.

Men being above the world over the centuries has never been a deterrent to Ellen Chiwenga's vision to soar high like an eagle. It has been within her abilities to defy the old social makeup where greater/certain fields are reserved for the man. Her emphasis is not on challenges but on "what can I do."

Today we find her striding the Queen's land with great confidence and still penetrating the male-dominated fields. Presently, she is a full-time football agent holding a FIFA and FA license for a number of years. She is regulated by the FA as a registered intermediary and member of the Association of Football Agents(AFA), WY scout and SOFIA CLIENT. As time stands today, she offers vast experience and pedigree to international and professional footballers and is focused on identifying and nurturing raw talent in youths. Her goal is to work with players over a long-term, thus assisting them in developing their careers.

I asked her, so when you scout talent and link these young players with big teams what do you do to grow them since football is only for a certain period of about 5 years after that it will be history? 
Her response was like "Sahwi! These young people they have a background, they know where they will be coming from. We tell them the truth about life and football career, that if you fail to utilize this opportunity you won't get it again and you have to take care of your parents and invest into real assets like buying properties even just a stand for a start. Because you don't know when your career will end.
"She also highlighted the importance of staying away from arrogant women because most of them are there to destroy their careers. They hold a great love for money and players have to be very careful because most talented people have shown that women are their worst weakness and it paralyzes their careers. They tend to forget and spend money on useless things forgetting that there is life after football. 
"We sit down and talk to these kids make them understand life and their career path", she said.
One would agree that this is a reflection of what Former US President Barack Obama would always say; "Yes we can!" It's crystal clear that women can do it also, regardless of what position society denigrates them. If Ellen can mix and mingle with English Premier League and LA-LIGA coached (all male) in her field of passion, then the rest can also do it.

Just to make a statement she went on to give an example of Lionel Messi and Ronaldo on how they portray themselves and how they also value their relationships and their careers.

Most will say she achieved but after understanding her I will opine otherwise. I would rather say she got what she deserved after taking home the Female Personality of the Year 2017 Awards in the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards. Not only will she come this far and take a chill, she's soundly promising greater steps forward in the near future. All are advised to keep watching the space and expect more bombshell honoraria walking towards her direction. Within and around her football career, she is still unlocking more doors without delay.

By Abel Mavura.

"linia Wutete a vessel emerging from the brand"

Born Linia Wutete, the majestic woman of faith has walked an applaudable journey up the mountain. Although she may seem halfway through, greater things have come out of the noble lady healing the world with her vocals.
The good part about life is its simplicity when one knows their purpose and that has been the case with Linia after she identified her calling. She came to an agreement with her inner being, motivated by the Holy Spirit to take up music as a career to change people's lives.

Greatness is not hereditary or linked to kinship but sometimes where you're coming from has an influence on who you become in life. Linia seems to be a replica and a continuation of her parents, who never got to record any tracks but were ear and heart catching vocalists. Her mother who was a lead singer in the Catholic church is sister to the well-known Sekuru Bhosvo of ZCC Mbungo Stars. Linia has now grown up to be a well spoken of Gospel Music Minister, spreading the good news of heaven as far as she can.

"I am a vessel emerging from the brand, *Family Music.* A brand launched by the Ufic choir where I am a member," says Liana. She highly acknowledges all Ufic music ministry pastors in the nurturing of her heavenly calling, with the likes of Minister M Mahendere, Hubert Chigumira, Worshipper Larry Gunda and Pastor Alex Gunda only to mention just a few.
Linia goes on to express her appreciation towards the motivational intervention by the Ufic founder and leader who spoke encouraging words of wisdom to her when she felt grounded and purposeless.
"Everything around me seemed impossible at that time. That's when Prophet Makandiwa spoke into my life and told me that I had so much potential and have been underestimated.
"He told me it was a choice that I can make to pursue my career or not. That gave me the boldness to pursue my purpose and calling," she narrates. According to her, one's success also depends on guidance from those people around you. People will either break you or mold you but it still remains your responsibility to choose the right ones to surround yourself with; her words seem to echo this meaning.

Not only does she regard her choir members and church leader, she also acknowledges her mentor in the industry. She identifies artist Prudence Mbofana Katomene as her mentor who has been with her through thick and thin. One interesting thing about their relationship is their collaboration on the song "Mamonya naJesu" (Giants with Jesus) and she testifies how every ear that it has touched has been left not the same down to the heart. Part of the song says;

Tambirai masoja, ahwina kuhondo. Hondo dzedu takunda, naJesu pacalvary. Idelayed match, its a delayed match takakunda pacalvary (welcome the soldiers, who conquered the battles, right at Calvary Jesus conquered for us there for its a delayed match whatever battles you are going through don't accept defeat).

Currently, she has four solid albums namely:

            1. Unstoppable preacher vol 1
            2. Unstoppable preacher vol 2
            3. Result praises and worship
            4. Handidi nhamo Unstp vol 3.
And currently, is set to release her fifth album in which the single "Mamonya naJesu" is also a part of.

In the year 2016, Linia shared a stage with prominent South African Gospel artist Rebecca Malope at the
Gospel Divas Concert 2016 and with Hlengiwe Mhlaba at some Ufic family functions.

Besides singing gospel music Linia also teaches music, trains choirs, the theory of music and musical instruments, entertains through music. She is currently studying music. She believes she is made up of music cells because everything about her revolves around music.

Like all artists, she also cries foul to challenges like piracy and the difficulties that come with commercializing Gospel music but she believes God is not a God of mediocrity, so she can't settle for less.

Currently, she is working on a video which is set for release end of October. Linia also has a word upcoming artists, she says; "to upcoming artists, don't let anyone discourage you. If God called you to minister to him and to his people, he will see you through. Gather confidence on his word about you, believe in yourself and in God. People around were not there when God called you. So they may try everything to disqualify you. Stand your ground and remain focused.

By Abel Mavura

"Take me Back to my Childhood"

Take me back to my childhood,where I couldn't distinguish the two;                  fantasy and reality...Despised those giving me right to choose;When I wasn't sensitive to my neighbor's feelings.Take me back to my childhood days,when my vocabulary lacked future tense.Back to my childhood,When the sense of timekeeping wasn't an issue.Take me back to my childhood, where the concepts of same and different were the same.Take me back to my childhood,where I couldn't even imitate other people's behavior.My long gone childhood,When I didn't get the idea behind pretense...Take me back there,where I smiled at the reflection in the mirror,   Unlike today, I look and see a strangerTake me back to my childhood,when I couldn't recognize even my family members 

By Abel Mavura