DENDERA artist, Sulumani Chimbetu believes that he is beginning to gain ground in South Africa following his recent tour of the country, which seems to have been better than the previous one which was marred with violence.
Chimbetu’s publicist Joe Nyamungoma said this time the promoters had done a very good job in safety measures that were complemented by a well behaved audience.
“The turnout was good especially at the Safari International Hotel and at Germistone whereas a number of manageable scenes of violence were noted at Soshanguve,” he said.
Asked to comment on the revenue they raised compared to proceeds from local shows Nyamungoma said it was almost the same.
“I cannot give figures, but what I can say is there is not much difference in as much as the financial statement is concerned,” said Nyamungoma.
He said the band’s frequent performances in South Africa and the region was to make sure the brand gets to reach more people.
He said turnout at local shows kept decreasing not because fans were not impressed by performances, but because as a band they would concentrate on limited areas like focusing mainly on Harare or Zimbabwe shows alone.
“Will it make sense for a person who has watched a band play in Harare for three consecutive weeks to go again the next time?” he quipped.
Nyamungoma said his team was on top of the game and fans should come prepared for new content and routines as Sulu would today make a return to New Life Nite Club in Budiriro after well over a year.
He said they have been rehearsing new stuff although they could not talk of an album for now although audiences could expect another great outing.
““Sulu is one of the top performers in the country and it is always an honour to host him. This show has been long awaited,” said the proprietor Fidelis Ngove.