Zim’s Finest ready to explode


Musicians taking part in “Zim’s Finest” gig at Andy Millar Hall on Friday night have promised a memorable event and advised their fans to brace for a lifetime experience.

Oliver Mtukudzi, Alick Macheso, Tongai Moyo, Sulumani Chimbetu and Winky D will perform in the widely publicised show that has been tipped to be the gig of the year.

Speaking in separate interviews, the musicians said they were looking forward to the landmark event, saying they would up their game and give of their very best.

“It is that time of the year when outdoor entertainment is at its best and we will give our best. It is rare to have musicians of this calibre on one stage and I think anyone who misses this show will have lost out on the most exciting event of the year. My band is raring to go and anxiously waiting for their slot on stage. Fans should prepare for a surprise act,” said Chimbetu.

Chimbetu will be the third act of a show that is likely to see Moyo giving the opening act.

“Fans have been sympathising with me because of my health, but I am not looking back. I have a mission to entertain my fans and I will keep producing music for them as long as I am alive. I am looking forward to ‘Zim’s Finest’ gig and all I can say is that there will be fireworks because Utakataka Express will do what they know best,” said Moyo.

The Kwekwe-based musician has been staging energetic shows despite battling ill-health.
Macheso, billed to perform last, is known for staging shows until well after sunrise.

“This is our business and we know what to do on what occasion. We use such events to introduce something new in our performance and people will definitely witness a memorable show. They should brace for one of our best performances in Harare,” said Macheso.
An official from Tuku Music said Mtukudzi will be at his usual best.

“He treats every event seriously and he will approach Friday’s event with the same level of seriousness and professionalism. He has all the experience and he is no stranger to performing at such big events,” said the official.

Mtukudzi is expected to leave for Lesotho after the show for the Morija Arts and Cultural Festival in Maseru where he is expected to perform alongside Hugh Masekela and other popular African musicians.

Winky D, who has been rocking fans in mainstream music ahead of many of his dancehall contemporaries, has also promised to set the stage alight with his ghetto chants.

Patson Chimbodza, organiser of the show, said advance tickets will be on sale from 8am to 2pm at Jazz 105, Chicken Slice outlets, Goldtek shops and Plaza De Castilla in Greencroft.