HARARE - Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave has threatened to quit music in the wake of what she describes as “cyber bullying” that she has been subjected to since the Zimdancehall Awards.
The controversial artiste has been in the line of fire for collaborating with Zimdancehall star Killer T on the award-winning song Vanondibatirana.
Yesterday, Fungisai took to Facebook to vent out her frustrations with the unrelenting public attacks.
“I am probably working on my last album which I believe will accomplish what He (God) sent me to do on earth because semunhu ndaneta from being torn apart.
“Sometimes I need to breathe it out. The writer in me needs to pen it off . . . just a narration of the ups and downs in the terrain I have crossed over the past 15 years of my music career.
“If I say I have not been affected by the cyber bullying I am going through, with my personal pictures being photoshopped everywhere in a degrading manner, then I would be lying.
“On Saturday afternoon, I was dressed down in my home gear for an indoor recording session with my child before we were suddenly interrupted tikazoperekedza the producer to his ZIFM interview in-between the session.
“When I got there, everyone was excited to see their charts-topping artiste and I thought it would be inappropriate for me to turn the DJs down on photo shoots. But before I knew it I was being attacked left right and centre for being a simple girl that my mom gave birth to,” said Fungisai.
The musician, whose music has changed from being gospel to African contemporary, said people were unfairly attacking her.
“I am a simple, natural artist and it seems my simplicity is failing to match the super being society expects me to be. Truth is handigoni zvese . . . chandakapihwa ndechekuimba,” she said.
Fungisai added that her plight calls for divine intervention.
“This cyber bullying is my worst experience but I am leaving it all in God’s hands. I have gone for days without appropriate sleep or food for loss of appetite and sleep because I am being attacked for the success of Daidzai Vakuru (Vanondibatirana); competitors and enemies vying for my blood.
“My personal life is shaken . . . It’s a miracle that I can still hold my shoulders high and wave back, pose for pictures with thousands of fans I meet when travelling in my branded car under the circumstances. God knows I have lived all my life to please Him and people . . .
“At least I have tried, Mwari ngavandirwire pahondo iyi because my dream still has to come true and I will not succumb to these attacks, not before the mission is over,” she said.