Former Zimbabwe Cricketer Henry Olonga who has been in exile for 16 years and now based in Australia, proved his prowess when he belted out “This is our moment” by Anthony Warlow during the Voice Australia blind audition.
The ex fast bowler blew away the judges especially former Destiny’s Child group member Kelly Rowland who couldn’t hide her excitement and was impressed with Olonga rendition.
Olonga rose to prominence in 1995 becoming the country’s first black cricketer. His career spanned to 8 years, featuring in two World Cups, 1999 and 2003 respectively.
His cricket career was cut short as he wore a black armband “mourning the death of democracy” with fellow teammate Andy Flower during the 2003 World Cup match against Namibia at the Harare sports club.
Fearing for his life, Olonga’s last match was in the Super 6 against Kenya which was played in South Africa.
He then went into exile first settling in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia where he currently resides.
Music is one thing which has always been close to his heart even during the years he was actively involved in cricket.
His popular hit ‘Our Zimbabwe’ ironically became a revolutionary song, years after its release as it got massive airplay in 2017 when the Zimbabwe Military removed his tormentor former head of State President Mugabe.