Sungura musician Nicholas “Madzibaba” Zakaria has purchased studio equipment in his quest to set-up a music academy.
Madzibaba said he had purchased the equipment from South Africa, though he could not reveal how much it had cost him.
“I have purchased equipment for the music academy that I want to set up and the equipment includes six guitars, two amplifiers and two mixers,” said Madzibaba.
The senior lecturer, as he is fondly known by his fans, took Newsday to a storeroom at his house in Chitungwiza where he was keeping the equipment.
He said his wish was to buy high-class equipment so as to ensure good sound system for learners.
“I will try my level best to purchase equipment of high class so as to ensure those who will be learning at the academy get to start playing music with quality instruments.”
Madzibaba said he hoped to complete constructing the academy by June this year.
“We are working on the construction of the academy. We will start with a hall where lessons will be conducted and the work will progress from there,” he said.
Madzibaba will join a list of other musicians that have established arts academies like Oliver Mtukudzi, who runs Pakare Paye Arts Centre and Clive Malunga, who set up Jenaguru Music Academy.