Alick Macheso has paid tribute to his wife as he celebrated his birthday today.

“My biggest achievement is my wife Mai Sharon whom I have managed to sleep over her feet through my talent. We have been together under thick and thin and I thank her for being a strong woman who respects me a lot.

“I have managed to buy houses, plot and of course raising my kids and grandchildren. Another achievement I brag about is what I have done in as far as empowering my band members is concerned,” he told H Metro.

Although he used to cry each time he is reminded of his past – especially his father who deserted him at a tender age – Macheso says those tears are now watering the great seed of strength, resilience and hard work sowed in him.

Macheso also said he was highly favoured by God to be alive at a time when most artistes of his generations have joined the great band to the sky.

“I’m one person who respects and values life to the extent that I am afraid of death. When I reflect back on my past, I see the hand of the Lord and His favour. 

“God has been protecting me all the time and I can’t say I am wise or clever than most of the people out there.

“Had it not been for his grace, I don’t think I could have been alive. I have heard people on several occasions begging for God’s mercy and protection but we also need to play our part.

“In life you choose the path that you want to take and it is that path that will define your destiny. It’s either you choose darkness or light on your own but God will only protect you if you take the correct path that can leave to paradise.

“We must also be careful with the people we hang around with because they have a bearing on one’s destiny,” he said.