BY SINDISO DUBE
BULAWAYO’S afro-pop musicians Mzoe 7 and POY, who have started the year on a good note, said they were optimistic that 2019 would be a good year after attracting the highest number of bookings in the city.
Apart from releasing new tracks, the duo is also set to drop their collaborative effort soon.
Mzoe 7 is riding high on a new release Wafa Wavuka (Eliot), a skit song which jokingly chronicles the events of a Zimbabwean national based in South Africa who was reportedly raised back to life by clergyman Alph Lukau.
Mzoe 7 has also been involved in a number of television series as an actor apart from presenting a television show, Star Maker.
“This year, I want to do more of collaborative works with fellow city artistes and most importantly around Zimbabwe, and also to feature more on shows in places like Harare,” he said.
“I want to grow the Mzoe 7 brand wider this year. I have new music and visuals lined up with Kaitse Films, Jcine, Andy Cutta and Blaqs.”
POY echoed the same sentiments.
“This year is going to be great and crazy at the same time. So far, I have been working on some new music with award-winning producer Rayo Beats that we expect to give the listeners very soon,” he said.
The two artistes will represent the city on Friday night as they perform alongside dancehall chanters Seh Calaz, Hwindi President and Jah Signal at the Vista in a show dubbed Bulawayo Jive Party.
“What’s in store from us is high energy performances with the help of DJ Eugy on the decks and also dance act from the Whine Queens to add a feminine touch to my set. I urge all music lovers to come in their numbers to support the culture and also to experience what Bulawayo has got as we clash with dancehall artistes,” said POY, whose new track, Bahle, has been doing well on local radio.