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Mateo (Real name Matthew Kaunda) is a Zimbabwean musician and religious leader. He is known for hits such as Pamuhacha and Asambe Africa from the 90s which he made under the Mateo and Friends group with Willom Tight and Patience Musa.
- Asambe Africa
- Wotoda Rugare
Leaving Secular Music
After being inactive in music since about 2008, Mateo disclosed in 2015 that he had left secular music to join religious. He said that he regretted that his music had not drawn anyone to Jesus.
“I have wholeheartedly devoted my life to serving my Creator as a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Truly speaking, this decision has led me to a life of real joy and contentment".
“I did not abandon music because I had run out of lyrics or had faded away. No, I met Jesus Christ and I discovered a completely new world with pure joy and comfort"
- Mateo hangs up guitar, turns to God, NewsDay, Published: 30 June 2015, Retrieved: 6 March 2018