Evangelist Tendai Richard Mandipira was born on 18 October 1974.
When did you start music?
1994 though it was much earlier while I was in Junior Sunday school in the United Methodist Church at Marara circuit in Mutasa district.
1994 recorded the first album with Marimba Edenga as one of the founding members. Members of that group were Abel Toronga, Patson Mbwando,Fungai Svosve,Charles Chadambuka, Stanley Gombakomba and the late Leonard .
1996 Marimba Edenga merged with Mazambara Azarurwa which was based in Tafara. The groups operated together up to 2006. Only 1 album was recorded.
In the same year 2006 the groups formerly merged to form Masimba Edenga which is one of the best choral groups in Zimbabwe. It managed to record 10 albums which included the most popular Mazambara volume2. The latest album being “Regerera.’ I am still with Masimba Edenga.
However, I have decided to take a personal approach to preach the gospel to the world as the Holy Spirit reveals. My desire is for people to know that Jesus Christ is the only true source of power that can permanently solve problems. So I am an evangelist through music. The main objective is to cover the gaps that are not satisfied. From my experience I have noticed with concern that we have different denominations and age groups that have different needs in terms of gospel music. Some like ngoma nehosho which is covered by Masimba Edenga and I enjoy it. Others like guitars and keyboard and this includes all age groups and you see this when elders dance to my music.
My prayer as an Evangelist is for everyone to be born again and put trust in God through believing in Jesus Christ in all situations at all times.
Having given this brief background I would like to introduce the Evangelist Tendai Mandipira Brand into the market.