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Chance for Pah Chihera to redeem self


Musician Pah Chihera emerged as one of the most promising youths with a different sound two years ago with Runonzi Rudo that became an instant hit.


Many might have thought here was an artiste that would chart the way forward for the urban female musicians but alas, that has not been the case.

Pah Chihera, even after making a number of overseas appearances, appears to have found the going tough. Or has she?

The songstress has been afforded a chance to redeem herself at the forthcoming Zahara/Mafikizolo showdown scheduled for the Harare International Conference Centre on March 6.

A member of her management yesterday said she is currently enrolled at the Zimbabwe College of Music where she is studying towards a National Certificate in Music.

“She started at the beginning of the year, but what I can tell you is that there has been a lot of improvement on her stage set,” said the member of the management.

“She is also working on a new album that is due in March.
“I think this will be her time to prove herself and stand on her own.”

Born Tracy Pamhidzai Mbirimi, the musician appeared to be living in the shadow of her relative Prince Musarurwa with whom she collaborated on Runonzi Rudo.

At Mafikizolo’s last performance in the country, another young musician Tocky Vibes found the going tough and failed to maintain the momentum set by Mafikizolo when they left him the stage.

This was despite the background that by any measure the dancehall singer was the man of the moment on the Zimbabwean scene.

Tocky blamed the sound engineers for sabotage but what is certain is he lost the respect that the multitudes that watched his dismal performance that night harboured for him.

Now a similar scenario repeats itself with Pah Chihera performing alongside Jah Prayzah and Winky D as well as the South Africans Zahara and Mafikizolo.

But Pah Chihera yesterday said she is working to better her act.
“I thought College of Music was all about singing, but I realise there is more to it than just singing,” she said with a chuckle.
“I am rehearsing intensively and I hope I will be able to satisfy the audience.

I know what I can do though as I have performed in the United Kingdom and even Dubai where the audiences hardly knew what I was singing but they loved it. So if Arabs loved my performance I am sure people here will love it too.”

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