SUNGURA band Extra Kwazvose popularly known as Macheso Rebels, will be releasing their second, much-awaited seven-tracks album Zvepasi Rino in April.
The group was formed hastily by key members from Alick Macheso’s Extra Mberikwazvo in protest against poor pay and working conditions.
Speaking to NewsDay, one of the pioneers of the band Jonasi Kasamba said preparations for the album are already at an advanced stage.
“Yes, I can confirm that we will be releasing our second album in April and everything is moving according to plan and we are now left with the polishing,” said Kasamba.
“This album is going to be better than our debut one and I have faith that it is going to cause a stir on the musical charts.”
The album will comprise songs that include the title track Zvepasi Rino and Sando among others.
Despite getting a lukewarm response at their first show and album launch at the Aquatic Complex in Chitungwiza on July 27 last year, the band is fast gaining ground on the local music terrain.
The group’s first album was met with mixed feelings with music critics believing that the group would fall by the wayside as they dismissed the album as a flop.
Songs from the album have, however, gained popularity at social gatherings and pubs.
Meanwhile, their combined show dubbed “January Disease” with Diamond Musica and Tryson Chimbetu on Sunday at Mega 1 Bar turned out to be a flop, attracting a poor crowd.
The band performed after Diamond Musica had warmed the stage for them. They belted out songs from their debut album Ndizvo Zviripo which include Africa among others, much to the delight of the revellers.
Fans cheered as the band’s nimble-footed dancer and vocalist Franco Slomo (real name Francis Dhaka) took to the stage, showcasing what he knows best.
They also performed a number of songs from their forthcoming album with fans falling in love with a number of songs from the upcoming album.