Mathias Mhere Biography| Age, Personal Life, Career, Education, Controversies
Mathias Mhere is a Zimbabwean gospel artists.
His musical journey commenced in 2012 when he released the album “Anoita Minana,” which featured the chart-topping gospel hit “Favour.”
He was born on the 13th of June 1988 in Mukaro, Gutu, Masvingo.
He is married to Susan Dzinamarira, and their union has been blessed with a son named Shayne.
In pursuit of his education, Mhere attended Saint Mary’s Primary School for his primary schooling and later continued his studies at Matinunura High School for his secondary education.
Mhere’s journey to success was far from smooth; his love for music ignited at a tender age, propelling him to create melodies using worn-out pots (zvingwendere).
His voice could be heard resonating in various places, be it in the church, while herding cattle, or even while toiling in the garden.
As he lived with his mother in Gutu, Mhere decided to collaborate with his siblings, namely Daniel, Miriro, and Melody, and together, they formed a band they called the Gospel Hurricane.
Though the band eventually disbanded, Mhere’s determination to pursue his musical dream persisted, even during his high school years.
He found solace in joining a group named “Created to Worship,” but due to financial constraints, they could only produce some demos.
However, undeterred by the challenges, he later became a part of the “Rock of Ages” group, based in Mkoba, which managed to release an album titled “Hakuna Unoramba.”
After completing his Ordinary level education, Mhere decided to make his mark in Harare by launching his solo music career.
He worked as a buyer at Tiger General Suppliers, saving up whatever little money he could to pursue his dream.
With great determination, he recorded his debut album titled ‘Tinoda Nyasha.’
Unfortunately, despite his efforts, the album suffered from poor marketing and ended up being a significant disappointment.
Undeterred by this setback, Mhere took a four-year sabbatical from the music scene. However, in 2011, he made a triumphant return with the release of his album ‘Anoita Minana.’
This album proved to be a turning point in his career, as almost every song on it became a resounding hit.
Tracks like “Favour,” “Vimba NaJehova,” “Areka,” and “Chipostor” captured the hearts of listeners and solidified his position in the spotlight. To complement the album’s success, a DVD was also released, further enhancing his fame and showcasing his artistic prowess.
Throughout his journey to stardom, Mhere received invaluable guidance and mentorship from the legendary gospel artist, Mechanic Manyeruke.
The success of Mhere’s popular album ‘Anoita Minana’ was accompanied by controversy, as he faced accusations of copying Blessing Shumba’s music.
Mhere vehemently dismissed these claims and clarified that the similarity in their sound was due to the fact that they both worked with the same producer, Lyton Ngolombi.
Notably, Ngolombi is also a member of Shumba’s band, the Holy Psalms, which further explains the sonic resemblance in their music
Among the allegations, Mhere faced an accusation of stealing the song “Favour” from Shumba.
In February 2015, Mathias Mhere found himself embroiled in a personal crisis when allegations arose about his wife, Susan Dzinamarira, having an affair with his close friend, Gift Mahlupeka, who was also a musician.
The situation unfolded after Mhere discovered WhatsApp messages that suggested a romantic involvement between his wife and his close friend.
These revelations led to widespread speculation in the local media, with many speculating about the possibility of a divorce.
In the midst of the controversy, Susan admitted to the infidelity but maintained that the affair had not progressed beyond the virtual realm of WhatsApp.
She expressed remorse for her actions and apologized for the pain she had caused. Susan seemed genuinely willing to work on repairing their marriage and sought forgiveness from her husband.