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Zakaria, Gasa, Pinjisi light up Murove village

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THE sleepy rural village of Murove in Buhera South was lit up by sungura godfather Nicholas “Senior Lecturer” Zakaria supported by Romeo Gasa and Tatenda Pinjisi, as they staged a memorable show on Saturday for thousands of merrymakers at a free gig.

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO

From Left: Romeo Gasa, Luckson Sithole, Nicholas Zakaria and Tatenda Pinjisi posing for a photo before their performance
From Left: Romeo Gasa, Luckson Sithole, Nicholas Zakaria and Tatenda Pinjisi posing for a photo before their performance

The popular sungura musicians, well-known for staging energetic and sterling performances, were invited to entertain the villagers by Buhera-bred businessman Luckson Sithole at his homestead as a way of giving back to his community.

The Murove villagers and those from surrounding communities were treated to a rare show when the sungura musicians, who hardly perform in rural villages, took to the stage separately to belt out some of their chart-topping hits.

It was pomp and fanfare, as eating, drinking, braaing and dancing was the order of the day for the villagers, who were also in for a rare treat, as they got an opportunity to mix and mingle with their Harare-based music stars.

The excitement remained at peak, as the day progressed, with some of the fans using the opportunity for unforgettable pictures with their idols.

Pinjisi performed first and gave a teaser of what awaited fans before he left the stage for several upcoming groups to warm the stage.

Despite being little known, the other groups were a marvel to watch, as they proved they had what it take to compete for space in this competitive industry.

Gasa later took to the stage after midday and put up a top-notch performance that saw many villagers on the dusty dancefloor aping his amazing and well-choreographed dance routines.

Gasa then paved way for Pinjisi for a second dance and he was at his best before he left the stage for Zakaria to wrap up the show with a superb performance, belting hit songs from his previous and latest album.

Speaking at the event, show organiser, Sithole said the gathering was meant for merry-making with the villagers, as they enjoyed music from some of their favourite musicians, while at the same time being a platform to inspire youths that hard work and determination pay off.

“Growing up in a rural set-up, things were not well, but thank God, I have soldiered on to be where I am today, as I did not let my childhood and upbringing determine who I become in life. My desire is to inspire youths that

one’s background does not determine where you are headed in life. One has to be strong if he or she is to achieve life goals,” he said.

“I have organised this event to celebrate my achievements with the community as a way of inspiring them that they can succeed in life regardless of the environment in which they leave in.”

Apart from his recent projects, Sithole said he is planning to improve the transport situation in the area by introducing some of his buses to ply the route as a way of giving back to the community.

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