Gospel singer Wendy Harawa alongside Namibian musician Maranatha Goro were recently attacked and robbed in Namibia during a video shoot.
Wendy is on an international initiative she is orchestrating and will see her collaborating with artists from different countries.
She has so far already worked with Guardian Angel from Kenya in the song ‘Akuwona’ currently enjoying airplay in some of the local radio stations and Zambia’s Kings Mumbi.
The gospel singer, who is now home, wrote on her Facebook page applauding Minister of Foreign Affairs Eisenhower Mkaka for offering assistance.
“My Namibian colleagues and I were attacked while on set of a video shoot by thugs with knives and stones, they took everything from us, phones, camera, my passport, IDs and money,” Wendy wrote on her Facebook page.
She added that the thugs fractured the cameraman and sliced her a little on the arm as she tried to rescue some of the things last Sunday.
“I am thankful to God for saving our lives; otherwise, we could have been talking about losing our lives. We tried fighting them to rescue some of our items but we could not and we just let everything go to save our lives,” Wendy said yesterday.
She said, because her passport was taken, she had to use an emergency travel document that was arranged with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The issue is now in the hands of officials in Namibia and I am hoping that the things will be found and the thugs brought to book,” she said.
Wendy said they lost the footage for the video but managed to do another shoot of the song titled ‘Kuhambelela’.
Despite the setback, the artist said she will continue her initiative and that now she was targeting a trip to Uganda.
“This is an initiative that is part of ministering the world of God to the world through music,” she said.
The ‘Mundisunge Ndinu’ star described the international initiative as huge and that it is all about bringing artists together and sharing experiences but also using their talents to minister God’s word to the world.