‘Gig of the year’ on cards


A show featuring Oliver Mtukudzi, Alick Macheso, Tongai Moyo, Sulumani Chimbetu and Winky D slated for Glamis Arena on September 30 could easily pass as the gig of the year if the line-up of performers is anything to go by.

The show is aptly dubbed “Zim’s Finest” because the musicians are all riding high on the local music scene with their various projects.

The musicians have been staging good shows over the past year in collaborations and as individuals.

Mtukudzi recently recruited a new-look Black Spirits that has already backed him on a number of shows.

The September 30 gig will be a chance for him to reach a wider audience at the spacious venue. He will obviously be counting on his vast experience to demonstrate to his fans that he can lead any musical team expertly.

Macheso is likely to be a happy man on the day of the concert because one of his dancers who was injured on stage recently will be back in action.

Selemane Mpochi tore his knee ligaments at a show in Kwekwe recently and has missed a number of performances.

Macheso is rocking the showbiz scene with his new dance called “zorai butter” (spread butter), which has proved to be popular wherever he performs.

Moyo, who was recently hospitalised for a brain tumour has proved that he is a hard fighter following his energetic return to the stage last week to put up a good show despite his apparent serious weight loss.

The musician, who has been battling cancer for a couple of years, has soldiered on with live appearances across the country.

Chimbetu seemed to join the class of finest musicians in Zimbabwe without much hassle through taking up his late father’s music genre and adding his unique flair to the beat.

He has stolen the hearts of many music followers including some that did not follow dendera music before.

His collaboration with Mtukudzi on the song Kwedu will always be one of the best projects on the local scene. Chimbetu and Mtukudzi will hopefully perform the duet together at the Glamis Arena show.

Winky D is one musician that many cannot resist. Following his recent international tour, a huge success by all accounts, “Bigman” is ready to continue with his local dancehall crusade.

He has left audiences clamouring for more wherever he performs and is justified for praising himself through his songs because he has popularised his genre beyond expectations.

Organiser of the show Patson Chimbodza of Chipaz Promotions said the musicians had promised to give their best in this mega-show.

“They have all admitted they have not teamed up in such a major show before. They have promised to give their fans a lifetime experience. It is going to be a mega-show indeed and people have already started inquiring about it. I am sure it will be a memorable occasion,” said Chimbodza.