Remorseful MicInity bares all

HARARE - “An apology is the super glue of life. It can repair just about anything,” popular Canadian cartoonist Lynn Johnston once said.

Johnston’s sentiments ring especially true in Mike “MicInity” Madamombe’s case.

Last week, the popular reggae artiste made a public apology to all the people he had wronged during his joint show with music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi at the Red Fox Hotel.

The musician also stands accused of walking off stage during his shows as well as being rude to his band members.

“I’ve been tense of late as I have been going through a very stressful time in my life and I’ve met a lot of people while in this mood and when I sit down to recall, I just regret it all,” MicInity said.

He also expressed regret about the manner in which he treated veteran music journalist and musician, Fred Zindi.

“I saw him when I was about to perform at a Bob Marley commemoration. Usually before I perform and I am back stage, I don’t want people there — I need my space to prepare — so Zindi came back stage and I asked him to leave and an altercation began,” he said.

Zindi, a respected educationist and music critic, then went on to write about his encounter and seemingly unruly behaviour propelling the musician to apologise.

Last week, the popular reggae artiste also made a public apology to “all the people I had wronged during my joint show with music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi at the Red Fox Hotel.”

In a no holds barred interview with the Daily News, MicInity opened up and revealed intricate details of his personal life.

“I am having problems right now in my family life,” MicInity said.

He was however quick to dispel rumours that he had divorced his wife barely three months after the couple hosted an impressive wedding ceremony.

“It’s very unfortunate that people are saying I am divorced because the fact is I am still married and I love my family so much and I am doing the best I can to fix it and hoping for the best,” he said.

MicInity, who subscribes to the Rastafarian religion, said he did not find it difficult to apologise to the people he has wronged because his religion preached the importance of love, peace and unity.

The proud father of four said his children loved music probably because he inspired them in the same manner that his late father Michael whom he is named after inspired him.

“All my children love music and they love to play instruments. I guess music is in their blood,” he said.

The Freedom singer is also trying to build relations with other musicians as evidenced by his recent collaborations with the likes of renowned international artiste Oliver Mtukudzi and dendera star Suluman Chimbetu.

He said plans to have a reunion show with music acts like Transit Crew where he used to sing were under way.

Robert Zhuwao his manager said the reunion show was in tune with the artiste’s long term vision.

“The name MicInity means microphone unity, that is why he is keen on working with other musicians,” Zhuwao said.

He also revealed that the talented artiste was about to release his second album following the lack of exposure of his first album Freedom.

The album which is popular with his fans sadly did not get any air play on local radio.

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