GOSPEL musician Mathias Mhere and dendera ace Sulumani Chimbetu put up dazzling Chishamiso Stadium in Chiredzi, performances that left hundreds of fans clamoring for more.
BY Winstone Antonio
The musicians were a marvel to watch as they displayed high level of performance at a show organised by Killer Zivhu’s Zimbabwe Amalgamated Housing Association (Zaha) and Cross-border Association of Zimbabwe to celebrate Shuvai Mahofa’s appointment as the Minister of State for Masvingo province.
The show was opened by forgotten urban groover Kuligan born Kudakwashe Kanyimo of Pukunyu and Sori Ndanga Ndakadhakwa fame who seems to be fighting hard to keep himself in the groove as he struggled to put up a polished show.
He then left the stage for a Chiredzi based upcoming sungura outfit Orchestra Pazvakatangira who out classed him showing that they were serious contenders in the sungura genre.
The outfit did not disappoint in front of such a capacity crowd, it would not be fair to compare their performances with established Sulu and Mhere.
The Harare based duo’s energetic performances proved to their fans they are forces to reckon with on the local showbiz scene as the crowd sang along to most of their songs.
Both musicians are riding high with their latest offerings. Sulu’s Gunship has become popular with many while Mhere’s Glory to Glory is being well received if responses during his previous shows are anything to go by.
Mhere gave the best of opening performance creating praise and worship mood at the show for gospel devotes in attendance.
Although Mhere’s playlist was composed of both old and new songs, it was his new songs that proved to be the crowd’s favourite as the fans requested the musician to repeat songs like Tsano and Ephiziba among others on the new album.
His album has become a hit with many gospel music fans as it penetrates the market also receiving fair air play on local radio stations.
Sulu and his Dendera Kings who came on stage amid wild cheers from fans after Mhere had already electrified the atmosphere also brought the house down with their mixed bag of playlist composed of both old and new songs.
The crowd was kept on its toes and responded very well to songs like Nyuchi, Phone, Idah Nhoro, Batai Munhu, Saina, Magobo and Nhambarakishoni among others.
The crowd was kept on their feet with the well-choreographed dances and flawless instrumentation from the musicians despite the hot weather