DENDERA musician Sulumani Chimbetu could have suffered a heavy blow following the departure of Franko Slomo and his uncle Allan Chimbetu last week.
At Aquatic Complex on Friday he was forced to add his second drummer to the group of dancers. Other dancers Phillip Dzivike, Shake Phiri and Darlington Matoki were struggling to fill in the gap that was left by Franco and Allan, who had introduced new dance routines for their stage work.
The talented dancer had brought the idea of imitating different musicians and this had stole the hearts of many. Sulu himself tried to fill in the void left by his uncle and Franco, but this proved to be a tall order for the musician. At the same show, Franco — who is with Extra Kwazvose — made an appearance on stage and fans cheered him up.
“Sulu is the one of the musicians who have been worth to pay for their shows because his dancers brought the best act so far, but for now all is not well,” said a fan Davilias Zimuto.
Others said he has to find other dancers who can spice up his act otherwise people would not go to his shows in numbers like they are doing today.
However Sulu’s publicist Joe Nyamungoma said they were happy with the dancers.
“We had suggested to add dancers, but those we have are equally good and the drummer is also coping well,” said Nyamungoma.
Sulu is one of Zimbabwe’s popular musicians, but his performance last week was far below expectation. Some fans could be seen walking out of the venue as the musician performed.
Franco left the group to join Extra Kwazvose where others like Noel Nyazanda, Jonas Kasamba and Obert Gomba have establehed themselves.