By Tendai Mukaro
Dendera musician Sulumani Chimbetu who had intensified his farming projects has received praises from fans for not allowing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the music industry to limit him.
Sulu as he is affectionately known in the music circles, posted a picture of his family farm in Chegutu on his Facebook page.
The pictures were captioned, “As the saying goes when life gives you lemons make lemonade.
“The past year has been so difficult for us in the entertainment spheres due to Covid-19 induced lockdown worldwide.
“Cabin crew faithfuls had an opportunity to see our farming exploits which has kept us going during this trying period.”
Fans applauded Sulu for his move and described him as humble and a source of inspiration.
Commenting on the pictures Phathisiwe Siziba wrote, “You have taught me something inorder to succeed we need to humble ourselves first.”
“I never thought you are very humble like what I’m seeing here.”
Another fan Joseph Madzimbasekwa wrote, “Great work sir let’s follow and do that.”
“Zimbabwe is the bread bin of Africa.”
Fredrick Tederese wrote, “Non-stop situation Keep going though it’s tough, indeed the current situation needs innovation and thinking outside the box.”
Another follower Nelson Bere posted, “You are really doing good.”
“Not only for yourself but you inspire many souls.”
As part of Covid-19 lockdown regulations, musical shows have been barred.
Musical shows have always been a source of revenue for artists with some holding at least four shows a week.
The ban on musical shows left most musicians having to find other ways to fend for themselves.