WASHINGTON D.C. —
Zimbabweans boast of being entrepreneurs wherever they go, a skill that has seen most them survive even under harsh conditions they encounter when they relocate to other countries.
One such enterprising Zimbabwean is Tafara-born and bred Samson Felo who has set up a moving company in the state of Virginia in the United States of America.
Felo says he moved to the states 10 years ago and worked for various moving companies where he honed his skills which led to him partnering with another Zimbabwean, Tendai Mahari, to form their moving company, F and M Movers.
“After having working for various moving companies we saw it fit to start our own project considering the experience we had gained,” says Felo.
Felo is also a seasoned musician who has performed with music icon Oliver Mtukudzi and other musicians here in America.
On quitting singing, Felo says, “I have not surrendered music, no, because what happens is that music is a talent that one is born clutching, it will never leave you.”
He says he is currently working on an album with his childhood friend, New York-based Mathias Julius.
Felo says Zimbabweans in the diaspora should support each other in whatever projects.
“Not that if you hear that so and so is doing something, then you say to yourself because we come from the same country I must enjoy free services. That’s one of our major problems which we must do away with,” he says on a parting note.