Mbulelo Mpofu, Showbiz Reporter
SOUTH AFRICAN songstress Ami Faku is set to make her maiden appearance in Bulawayo when she performs at a Human Trafficking Awareness dinner next month.
The event, meant to raise awareness of human rights crimes, especially human trafficking, will be hosted by Mpala Events & Conference Centre on October 7.
Ami Faku, popular for her song, “Asibe happy” will be the special guest performer where entertainment will meet the corporate world.
The event coordinator for Mpala Group, Gugulethu Tshuma told Chronicle Showbiz that the idea behind the dinner is to alert people on the gravity of human trafficking.
“We aim to alert the public on the gravity of this global monster that is human trafficking, with the hope that people will be more alert and scrutinise when accepting these seemingly lucrative job offers.
“We’re aware we cannot stop human trafficking, but we believe we can be the voice that can save many,” Tshuma said.
She said excitement is in the air building up to the event.
“Ami Faku is very excited to be a part of this initiative and it’ll be her first performance in Zimbabwe. It’s very important for artistes to show their support for such programmes because they have a greater impact and voice as well as influence.
“Their fans would feel proud of them for stepping up and speaking out and they’ll follow in their footsteps,” said Tshuma.
The dinner, an initiative of Mpala Group managing director, Mrs Similo Mpala is set to see the corporate world, Government officials, police, and NGOs being keynote speakers to amplify voices against human trafficking.
Human trafficking has heightened to a global crisis where juveniles and other vulnerable groups have been either, forcibly taken against their will, or conned to comply through job scams in the diaspora. – @eMKlass_49