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Albert Nyathi shines at Book Café

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THE Senzeni na? hitmaker, Albert Nyathi brought his A Game show giving  revellers a night to remember at Book Café on Friday where the 20th anniversary of the track were being held.

Kudzayi Zvinavashe

The venue was packed to capacity and the tone of diversity was set from the start as a performance in Tonga that was done by Imbongi, a group that was involved in the making of the song.
Nyathi made a grand entrance in his traditional attire as he recited a poem showcasing his lyrical prowess leaving the crowd cheering uncontrollably.

Tracks performed on the night include Isavunguzane, Salakuhle a cover song of Umaqondana by South African musician Shwi.
Fans enjoyed an interactive set as some were taught how to dance Isibhetshu by the Imbongi band members.

Chirikure Chirikure made an appearance and performed a poem titled Kanyanisa — a piece that makes a lasting impression to anyone who listens it.

Comedians Carl Joshua Ncube and Q The Boss also performed giving a dose of laughter while Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave and Prudence Katomeni Mbofana took to the stage giving speeches about their experiences with the veteran poet Nyathi.

Katomeni-Mbofana is the one who did the vocals of Senzeni Na? although Naomi Makwenda played the lead singer role in the video.

When the Nyathi went back to the stage to finally perform Senzeni na? the attendance went into frenzy as they sang along a song that seemed to have everyone reminiscing.

The song was then repeated this time with Katomeni-Mbofana on set.
Nyathi closed with Lovemore Majaivana’s, Leli Lizwe Kalilamali a track that many can relate with at the moment with the current economic hardships.

In closing Nyathi gave tribute to his long-time friend, Thomas Deve a veteran journalist who succumbed to heart failure last week.

While Willis Watafi did not show up stakeholders like Steve Magolis, Bob Nyabinde and National Arts Council of Zimbabwe director Elvas Mari were part of the proceedings.

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