MUSICIAN Alick Macheso invades New Life Nite Club tonight. The show in Budiriro comes after a series of flopped shows by various musicians last weekend. Far less than average audiences attended the musical shows last weekend prompting some to think this could be the time for local musicians to re-strategise.
Report by Entertainment Reporter
The trend towards the end of the year particularly with secular musicians is that artists enjoy brisk business. But it seems this is not the case this year as artistes are playing for around 200 people or less as opposed to between 600 and 1000.
Asked for a comment on the trend, New Life Nite Club proprietor Fidelis Ngove said musicians have to be innovative if at all they are to enjoy business this year.
“Music is dynamic and artistes have to be innovative to stay relevant,” he said.
“The challenge with local artistes usually is if they do not have new material, you will see the same set every show. “That is something that they all need to work on so that they are not forced to release new music even when music sales are going down,” Ngove said.
Macheso is on a comeback trail after a flopped album last year that many believed was hurried, but Ngove believes Macheso has picked up the pieces. “Macheso is a great artiste and I believe he is now on top of his game. Recent shows have proved that he is a great artiste and I am certain even if he does not release an album this year he will maintain relevance.”