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Big Nuz rips off Zim fans


Durban-based house and kwaito music gurus Big Nuz who were in Harare and performed at Q’Bana on Sunday morning robbed Zimbabwean fans as they mostly performed other musicians’ tracks.

The crew performed three tracks off their platinum-selling albums, including Ungesabi, Ubala and Umlilo and then remixed other artists’ tracks.

The trio got onto stage at 1am on Sunday and performed for an hour, which did not go down well with revellers who felt they were short-changed.

Fans started banging on the stage singing that they wanted Big Nuz back on.

One of the Big Nuz members, Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo, did not come to Zimbabwe but was replaced by T’zozo who sings with Professor.

Big Nuz is a three-member award-winning kwaito and house music outfit comprised of Durbanites Mzi “Danger” Tshomela, Sibusiso Khomo and Maphumulo.

T’zozo and Big Nuz performed Professor and Fisherman’s hit tracks including Jezebel, Happy Song and Imoto, which proved popular as the fans could not stop screaming and singing along.

T’zozo was undoubtedly the most flexible and best dancer of the night.

Despite the fact that the group performed other artists’ tracks, revellers still danced the night away and left the venue on Sunday morning, having been there from the previous night.

The event, which commanded a full house, proved that Zimbabweans were starved of performances from South African house musicians.

The event was well organised and fans who purchased a six-pack of any drink got a chance to mingle and have pictures taken with the SA musicians.

In an exclusive interview after the show, T’zozo told NewsDay that he was intimidated about coming to Zimbabwe due to the country’s negative publicity.

“I won’t lie to you, I was so scared of coming to Zimbabwe as a lot of scary and nasty things have been said, so I never thought I ’d have such a good time here. I was shocked to see that the country was actually a nice place to be, judging by the things I saw,” said T’zozo.

He added that he had a great time in Zimbabwe and would love to come back if any promoter gave him another chance.

He hinted that he was likely to come back soon as Professor is billed to perform in the country.

Patrick Vijay Hundu of Entertainment Authority, organisers of the event, said the Big Nuz gig was just a demo as more similar shows were lined up.

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