Chibuku Road to Fame promises fireworks

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The Chibuku Road to Fame provincial preliminaries have come and gone.

The competitions which set various venues ablaze across the country have surely proven to be a great show of artistry.

And on Saturday a bigger ignition sets ablaze the Glamis Arena where the national finals begin mid-morning.

Memories of previous Chibuku Road to Fame editions are evoked as one reminisces of the jubilation that characterises such a carnival.

On Saturday is going to be another day when yet another musical group passes the acid test; looking up at the sun that is currently shining at the other names like Club Shanga who were crowned winners last year.

The groups that will be battling it out are Moto Supersounds (Matabeleland South), Munandi Express (Harare), RJ Zvavapachena (Mashonaland), Feel Africa (Masvingo), Quad Afro (Mashonaland East), Nyampi Stars (Bulawayo), Sunrise Jazz Band (Manicaland), Afro Vision (Midlands), Coal Miners (Matabeleland North) and Ancient Tribes (Mashonaland West).

To cap it all, the tried and tested ones will grace the stage for an after party at the arena.

It will be a perfect exhibition for the graduated ones as they will have a taste of the deliveries from the big names they envy the most.

The line-up of will see Oliver Mtukudzi, Alick Macheso, Tongai Moyo and Allan Chimbetu, who are expected to present top-notch performances winding off the day’s business.

Club Shanga will show off the talent that stole the hearts of adjudicators at last year’s edition as they come in as guest performers.

Now the stage is set and it is time for the 10 groups to battle it out for top honours in the talent search completion.

At stake is $5 000 and a recording contract with Gramma Records for competition winners while first runners-up walk away with $4 000 and second runners-up pocket $ 3 000.

Besides the music and the competition, the event is a time to socialise and have fun from morning until evening.