Platinum takes over Book Café

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PLATINUM Entertainment boss, Spencer Madziya has taken over the Book Café and rebranded as The Volt.

BY ARTS REPORTER

Madziya said The Volt, which was officially opened last week, will now include a bar, nightclub and grill.

The new place now boasts a state-of-the-art interior in tandem with international trends. It has dumped the famous stage and created more space and ambience, while it maintains the super structure.

Madziya, however, said The Volt will continue to offer artistes a place for grooming just like the Book Café.

Swag turnop of Mbare perfoming at the Jibilika Dance festival held at the Book Cafe on Friday

“We will be taking some concepts Book Café were having in terms of hosting artistes; giving rising artistes a platform, but we have made various improvements, not only to the building, but to the concept as well,” he said.

He said the upmarket nightspot will open every day from noon till late, while offering a variety of entertainment and that the venue remains the home of local arts and pledged to afford artistes “use of the venue for what it has been known for as Book Café”.

Madziya said although the environment was harsh, he had learnt from his other ventures in the entertainment industry.

“Other businesses, yes, have gone down. The environment is harsh, but I have learnt a lot from all the ventures I have been in and entertainment runs in my veins,” Madziya said.

“Platinum family has so much support and an indepth knowledge in the intricate details in this industry.”

He said helping the arts would always be part of him.

“It is the passion that has actually grown to assist by all means necessary,” he said. He said local acts were highly-dynamic, but the country has kept supporting only a few artistes instead of the sector as a whole.