Top promoter ‘adopts’ Somanje son


TOP Marondera music promoter and businessman Daniel Masaiti has engaged the late Pengaudzoke frontman Daiton Somanje’s eldest son Faheem, offering him slots at the popular Legends Sports Diner starting this weekend.

Jairos Saunyama

Faheem (27), who took over Pengaudzoke, will this Saturday hold his maiden show dubbed Local is Lekker at the entertainment joint.

In an interview yesterday, Sports Diner proprietor Masaiti said it was his obligation to support Faheem and give him a chance to mend his career.

“As a music promoter in Marondera, I thought it wise to host local musicians in the town. Of late I have hosted established musicians from Harare, but it is time I promoted upcoming musicians from Marondera,” he said.

“The first person who came into my mind was Faheem. He has a bright future and he needs our support.

“This Saturday will be the first for Faheem to perform at The Legends and we will host him on many occasions after the debut show.”

He added: “The Saturday show is dubbed Local is Lekker because we are hosting a musician who hails from Marondera and we are expecting our patrons to rally behind Faheem.

“This will be my first time to see Faheem performing and I hope he will do well.”

Faheem will share the stage with local band Afro Roots while resident wheel spinner DJ Ninja is also expected to perform during show.

A few weeks after the death of his father, Faheem toured Marondera and Macheke under the arms of celebrated sungura musician Nicholas Zakaria, where the youthful musician renewed his music career leading a more pronounced band.

Faheem’s shows were well attended. Daiton recently succumbed to meningitis at Parirenyatwa Hospital.

Yesterday, Faheem confirmed his engagement with The Legends Sports Diner and said he was happy to have such an opportunity.

“This weekend its game on at the Legends and I am already preparing for the show. I will play most of Pengaudzoke’s popular songs and all those I have done with my father ,” he said.