THERE was excitement at the Book Café last week when a new nightlife event titled Kumabhebhi (meaning a ladies meeting place ) was launched.
By Our Entertainment Reporter
It was an evening filled with music and dance as the talented Jazz artiste, Clare Nyakujara, together with the award-winning urban grooves artiste, Cindy Munyavi, took to the stage and presented some of their best performances.
It was a highly interactive performance where Nyakujara and Munyavi thrilled revellers as they belted out some well-loved golden oldies like True Love by Ilanga, One Way by Simon Chimbetu and Get You Home With Me Tonight by Foxy Brown.
“This event is one of a kind. It is amazing to see a jazz artiste and an urban artiste coming together and producing fireworks. These ladies performed well and they are both great on stage,” said a reveller, LeeAnn Idi.
Hosting the event was socialite and girlfriend to musician Desmond “Stunner” Chideme, Pokello Nare, who was elegantly dressed in a black outfit.
“Our idea is to help female artistes unite in making money. It is certainly rare to see a jazz and urban grooves artiste share the same stage because our crowds are totally different, but this event just made everything possible,” Munyavi said.
She said the event was the beginning of female artistes empowering themselves instead of waiting for their male counterparts or promoters to do it for them.
Also present to support the ladies’ initiative were their talented male counterparts, Jah Prayzah, Ba Shupi, Savanna Afro, Mic Inity and Roki who also performed in collaboration with Munyavi.