BY SIMBARASHE SITHOLE
SUNGURA artiste Simon Mutambi is set to feature top-rated musician Alick Macheso in his forthcoming album, Hazvipere Mushe, set for release next month.
Mutambi told his fans during a performance at Club 1160 in Bindura on Friday that his dream of featuring Macheso would now be fulfilled.
“It has always been my dream to feature sungura guru, Macheso and l am delighted to inform you that towards Independence (Day on April 18), we are releasing an album together called Hazvipere Mushe,” he said.
“We are working on it and Macheso is playing a father figure by catering for everything.”
Mutambi’s show drew fans from places as far off as Mazowe, Glendale, Mt Darwin and Shamva.
Music promoter Nyasha Muwomba expressed optimism over Mutambi’s music career.
“The young man is full of energy. l am sure you can tell with the performance he showcased here in Bindura and drawing such a big crowd proves that he is a guru in the making. l can assure the nation that his forthcoming album, which is featuring Macheso, will make waves both locally and regionally,” he said.
The Beatrice-based musician said he was inspired by Macheso and fans have widely viewed him as a copycat.
“I was inspired by Macheso into this industry, that is why people view me as his copycat but l always try to bring something new to spice up the genre. The generosity of Macheso keeps me going since he is not jealousy and above all supports us both financially and morally,” said.
The 33-year-old already has seven albums to his name — Ko Zvinotyisei, Zvinesimba, Ane Nyaya Yake, Ko Uri Papi? Zvese Ndezvako and Zviri Pasi Pedenga.