KWEKWE — Midlands State University’s (MSU) music outfit Afrovision will make their second consecutive appearance at the Chibuku Road to Fame National finals after being crowned Midlands Champions for the second year running.
The group, drawn largely from music students at the university, came second to Club Shanga in last year’s finals and said they are determined to grab top spot. Legendary artist Bob Nyabinde’s son, Aggabu, is the mainstay of Afrovision, he has proved to be a master on the lead guitar.
The guitarist, a second-year Marketing Student at MSU was part of Club Shanga European tour as a replacement to the late Nixon Sauchi.
The lead guitarist helped launch Club Shanga debut album in Harare recently before returning to the Midlands to play a crucial role in the well-oiled Afrovision music machinery which left fans crying out for more at the Chibuku Road to Fame provincial finals in Kwekwe.
Afrovision spokesperson and lead singer Shadreck Dzingai said although the outfit was humbled and emotional after collecting a $1 000 cheque and the sole ticket to the Chibuku Road to Fame national finals, they had begun work to ensure they land the big one.
“We are humbled to once again represent the Midlands Province in the Road to Fame national finals and hopefully this time we will land the big prize. We have already started preparations,” he said.
Aggabu, the only member of the band who is not part of the music department at the university, said he intended to use experience gained from the European tour with Club Shanga, to win the top award.
“I did learn a lot during the tour and hopefully the experience which I aquired during the tour will be of benefit to the group as we go into the finals,” said Aggabu.