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Foreigners ‘fall’ for local women

IS it our women or it’s the artistes?

IS it our women or it’s the artistes?

Winstone Antonio,Own Correspondent

That’s the question that one could have been left with after the Thank You Zimbabwe gig held at Andy Miller Hall on Friday after Ringo Madlingozi’s sentimental comments about Zimbabwean ladies.

Last month, it was Nigerian musician Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo better known as D’Banj, who failed to perform to expectations of thousands who thronged the venue, but instead investing his energy in entertaining female revellers who had attended the show.

With such memories still fresh, it appears visiting South African singer Ringo also cast a similar spell on them.

Apart from the appreciation of the local women, the musician described Zimbabwe as his second home adding that he was happy to be in the country.

“Thanks Tuku (Oliver Mtukudzi) for introducing me to the millions of Zimbabwean fans. I have come to know you (fans) and you know me because of Tuku. We are happy to be here, Zimbabwe is just like our second home,” he said.

Ringo become a darling with local fans after the Into Yami collaboration with Mtukudzi.

At the gig, Ringo rekindled his love with local fans supported by local talent in the form of Tuku, while on the other hand the duo of dancehall chanter Winky D and contemporary crooner Jah Prayzah catered for both the youthful and mature fans.

It was a superb evening of dance as all the artistes did not disappoint with organisers having done their homework with a tent in case of rains.

Winky D put up a scintillating performance as an opening act showing full of energy as he belled out his hits.

As he got onto the stage around 2100 hours, the overflow crowd that was scattered all over the Glamis Arena could be seen pushing in a wave motion coming closer to the stage.

Clad in a white T-shirt, red trousers, red shoes and a matching woollen hat, Winky D opened the show with Rear View Mirror from his Life Yangu album, before belting out some of his hits including Mafirakureva, Kakuvahira, Bachi neJean and Musarove Bigman among others.

Ringo was next and the award-winning musician gave fans a top-notch performance.

As expected, the climax was when he was joined by Tuku for their duet Into Yami.

The legendary Tuku came in afterwards exuding energy as he managed to keep the fans on their feet.

Jah Prayzah then came in with a well-choreographed act was well received by the fans who sang along with him on most of his songs.

Apart from the appreciation of the local women, the musician described Zimbabwe as his second home adding that he was happy to be in the country.