Patriotic Singer Commends Govt For Award


FOR 70-year-old Jese Mucunabitu, receiving the Fiji 50th Anniversary Independence Commemorative Medal from the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote this week was nothing short of unbelievable.

Mr Mucunabitu has been singing for many years and most of his songs are about the beauty of Fiji which he promotes a lot.

“I am honoured to receive this medal and I thank my country Fiji as a whole, the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote and everyone who has treasured and loved my songs throughout the years,” he said.

“I really have to commend the Government for hosting this event as there are so many people that have put so much effort into this country and done a lot for Fiji who need to be applauded.”

“Some may get awards and some may not but despite it they still contribute towards Fiji being a better place and all the recipients present here today were well-deserving of the award while there are more people out there who deserve the same,” he added.

Mr Mucunabitu is a popular Fijian singer who has been providing entertainment since the age of 20-years-old and has sung popular tunes like Whispering Palms, Fascinating Fiji, Stars Over Fiji and Tropical Dawn.

The singer, whose voice is distinctly known over the radio has launched multiple albums made up of old songs which have been given an upbeat and modern tempo to liven them up.

“I am over 70-years-old now and I am still singing and whenever I travel around the world, I am always proud of singing about this exquisite country I call home,” the patriotic singer said.

Mr Mucunabitu has travelled all over the world performing and promoting Fiji as a holiday destination and has been entertaining at the Fiji Day celebrations in Australia for many years.

“After travelling to different countries around the world, the biggest satisfaction that I have and everyone else should have is coming back home to Fiji because Fiji is unique,” he said.

“I just want to tell everyone to be proud of this beautiful nation, don’t give up and keep persevering and pushing ahead to build a better Fiji.”