UTAKATAKA Express frontman Peter Moyo has urged music promoters to constantly accord youthful singers the platform to showcase their talent on the big stage alongside seasoned artistes as a way of helping them perfect their skills.
BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
The Kwekwe-bred sungura musician made the call in an interview with NewsDay Life &Style ahead of the Bye-Bye 2018 Chero Wandisiya Ndiri Mupenyu concert, where he will share the stage with sungura kingpin Alick Macheso this Friday at Premier Tobacco Auction Floors in Harare.
“This is what must be happening in the world of showbiz; give those talented and rising stars the chance to rub shoulders with the legends in the industry, as it is an honour for youthful artistes to be continuously accorded such opportunities to perform with the legends,” he said.
“It is a great opportunity to always share the stage with the gurus in the industry. Macheso is the legend in the sungura genre, and I am happy to be performing with my father who has helped me a lot in my career.”
Moyo said he was geared up for the concert, urging sungura fans to come in their thousands for what he described as a show not to be missed as they prepare to shut down the year in style.
“This is such a concert that almost everyone, including artistes would want to be a part of as it provides that rare opportunity for us as rising stars to showcase our skills before a huge crowd that we sometimes cannot pull,” he said.
Moyo said at the concert, he would be sampling some of his latest songs: Gomera Ndiripo and Wangu Wandifadza off his forthcoming album set for release early next year.
The concert, which comes as countdown to end the showbiz calendar, appears to have all the ingredients of a thriller that is capable of drawing voluminous numbers as people wave goodbye to year 2018.
The show will also feature former Jah Prayzah key member Baba Harare who is enjoying a purple patch with his City Vibration band.
At the concert, Baba Harare born Braveman Chizvino Mawanza, will probably be out to prove that he is now his own man, as he continues to celebrate the success of his song The Reason Why, which is popularly known as Hat Dzemurara.