UK-based Zimbabwean disc jockey, MC, selector, promoter and dancer, Jah Hanief K Sadiq is in the country and is set to perform tonight (Saturday) at Stars Studio in Harare.
He will DJ and MC his music at the Stars Studio backed by DJ local DJs Dee Nosh and L-Roy.
After the Stars Studio performance, Hanief, who is also a promoter and owner of UK-based Maddunit Promotions, will host a series of shows before returning to the UK next month.
Tomorrow, he will host a show at Mushandirapamwe which will be a “ghetto-link” show during which he will interact with fans there. At Mushandirapamwe, he will be backed by Zimbabwean DJs and sound systems Madd House, Alkebulani, Delta Force, Shocking Vibes and Digital.
On Christmas Eve, Maddunit will host another show featuring Zimbabwe’s urban groovers, Nox and Maskiri.
The two will be hosted at the Rainbow Cinema’s in Harare at an event dubbed “Double Album Launch Party”. The two South African-based urban groovers will launch their two albums at this event. Trevor Dongo will also perform at the event.
On Christmas, the promoters will take their act to Marondera where they will host a party dubbed “Jah Hanief Xmas Party” at the XS Club. Jah Hanief will perform at the event and he will be backed by Shocking Vibes Sound, DJ Sadiq, Washie T and DJ Josh.
On December 26, they will return to Harare to host a “Red and White” party at Kebab which will feature Sniper Storm who will be the MC.
In an interview, Jah Hanief said he was happy to be back in Zimbabwe after seven years.
“It feels good to be back home and I am here to give people a feel of what we do in UK and also have a feel of their music in Zimbabwe,” said Jah Hanief.
The diverse artist said he would soon be involved in singing. He has been in entertainment circles for years. According to the artist, he has one of the best followings in the UK and Ireland.
He started his music career at the age of 10 and he was known as the most hyped MC of a sound system back in the days when he was called Shocking Vibes.
He played in clubs like Turtles, Tube, Synergy, Circus and Archipelago.
He grew up in the streets of Harare before departing for the UK in 2003. In the UK he has worked alongside artists like Harry Toddler, Mr Easy, Ne-Yo, Sisqo, Bobby Valentino, Voicemail, Busy Signal, and Beniton.
Meanwhile, the artist who is well-linked, has plans to return to Zimbabwe in April next year to host General Degree and Wayne Wonder in Zimbabwe as a way of giving back to his home country.