For any Zimbabwean who loves football, seeing the Real Madrid team on TV is normal.
The record 14-time Champions League winners have won Europe’s premier club competition four times in the past six years, so you’re bound to see them frequently on TV.
But Zimbabwean singer and songwriter Tinashe Masawi had the unique opportunity to not only see the Madrid players in person, but they also watched her perform.
Masawi performed at Los Blancos defender Dani Carvajal’s wedding on Friday.
The Spanish international has married his longtime partner Daphne Cañizares in the Spanish city of Segovia.
For Tinashe, who lives in Barcelona and sings R’n’B, blues, pop, afro beats and house music, it was a dream come true.
But how did the opportunity arise?
“Their wedding planner contacted me on their behalf, they found me online I guess,” she revealed.
“I was asked to play at a FC Barcelona footballer’s wedding a few years ago and couldn’t go due to another commitment and was hoping for another opportunity like this- there would show up, so I’m very happy that it does,” she added.
The ceremony brought together Real de Carvajal’s teammates, including Marco Asensio, Thibaut Courtois, Federico Valverde, Nacho, Lucas Vasquez and Jesus Vallejo.
Tinashe, who sang a classic English song for the newlyweds, admits nerves got the better of her at first, but she eventually pulled herself together.
“It was amazing and yes I was a little nervous before because it was a very intimate moment but as soon as the spotlights came on I did what I know how to do best, I felt like home It was an amazing experience,” she said.