AWARD-WINNING artiste Mukudzei Mukombe — popularly known as Jah Prayzah — has hailed fans for supporting him.
“You are the ones who have made me to hold (Nama awards trophies) that I have today, so I have come to show you that your support is now paying dividends. I thank you,” he spoke at a show at Extra Mile in the capital on Sunday.
He scooped four awards at the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) for outstanding song, album, people’s choice award and outstanding male artist.
His video Mwanasikana was nominated as the best, but the award was given to the producer Willard Magombedze.
The dreadlocked artiste gave a spellbinding performance belting songs from his forthcoming album to be launched in April and songs such as Tsviriyo, Rufaro and Ngwarira Kuparara sent fans into a frenzy.
Revellers have since fallen in love with Kumaricho, a song from his upcoming album and it appears it will definitely be a hit.
A reveller who referred to himself as Jerry said: “This man is talented. If he keeps on producing music like this, in two or three years’ time he will be in the same league with Oliver Mtukudzi”.
Dendera exponent Suluman Chimbetu was not outdone as he managed to reach the bar which was set by Jah Prayzah.
Sulu belted yesteryear hits from Simon “Chopper” Chimbetu like Chautah, Nguva Yakaoma, Dzandipedza, among others and his own songs such as Nhambarakisoni and Sean Timba.
He also sampled songs from his forthcoming album set to be released around April.
Beitbridge-based artiste Jacob Moyana of the Munotidako fame proved he is a force to reckon with a good performance that left merrymakers shouting for more.
Moyana gave thanks and praises to the Harare fans who are embracing his music since he started performing in the capital last week. He is scheduled to perform at a series of shows around the country.
The Sunday show attracted many people and finished just after midnight.