A DOUBLE header show involving Jah Prayzah and Winky D also featuring Lady Storm – all who are riding the crest of a wave in their music careers – was always going to be explosive.
BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
The two top music acts brought their magic together at the ignition concert before a fully-packed 7 Arts Theatre auditorium and proved that there are the men of the moment, as Winky D – a pioneer of dancehall music on the local scene – put behind him recent claims that he had joined Satanism to boost his music career.
Sensational rhumba songbird Lady Storm, popularly known as Eriza, put the icing on the cake, as a supporting act. She hogged the limelight after featuring on Jah Prayzah’s Eriza video, off his album Jerusalema.
Lady “Eriza” Storm opened the show with Dr Tawanda, with a top-drawer performance in which she exhibited exhilarating dance routines that left male fans all but salivating.
The rhumba star’s playlist included songs like Usandibate, Storm Kupisa, Tanga Wandiroora and Pfeka Bhingo and she also danced to rhumba songs by Congolese artiste Fally Ipupa.
Speaking to NewsDay on the sidelines of the show, Lady Storm acknowledged support she is getting from promoters and fellow artistes.
“I’m happy that promoters and fellow musicians are appreciating my talent, not forgetting the fans, whose support has made it possible for me to reach this far. It was a memorable show sharing the stage with Winky D for the first time in my career,” she said.
After warming the stage with a polished act, the star-in-the-making then left for the Kambuzuma-bred chanter, Winky D – a fireball of energy on stage – and his Vigilance Band, who later passed on the baton to Jah Prayzah to close the concert.
Clad in black, silver and yellow Ninja attire, Winky D electrified the venue with a top-notch performance that left the audience yearning for more.
His playlist included Paita Party, Chiramu, Musarova Bigman, Bhachi neJean, Swagga Muchando, Not Nice, Controversy, Taitirana, Mirror and Disappear.
Jah Prayzah closed the concert in style belting hit after hit from several of his albums.
The best moment for fans was when Lady “Eriza” Storm joined Jah Prayzah on stage for the hit song Eriza, performing her dances that have brought her fame in the past few months.
Comic dancer, Apama had a surprise entry, as he later joined the Tsviriyo singer on stage, receiving wild cheers from the fans.
From the audience’s reaction, Mwanasikana, Eriza, Chiname, Hello and Musombodhiya proved to be their favourites, as they sang along and danced.
The promoter of the show had a unique way of treating fans as every VIP received packed snacks upon entry, something that might be a new phenomenon on the local showbiz scene.