BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
AS the local showbiz scene is fast becoming alive after the recent opening of the sector to allow physical gatherings for live concerts, fans for South African music duo, Major League have something to smile at this Saturday.
The Major League fans were left disappointed when the duo flew in, but failed to perform in October last after police stormed the show and shut down the event due to “violation” of COVID-19 protocols.
Major League twins Bandile and Banele Mbere, who have made a name for themselves in the music business with their diversified and distinctive deejaying style, make a return for a “free” concert dubbed The Return of Major League set for Borrowdale Racecourse in Harare.
The concert spokesperson Collin Manyore yesterday confirmed to NewsDay Life & Style that the twin brothers would touch down at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on Saturday morning.
“We are happy to be bringing back Major League this Saturday as they promised that they will be retuning for their supportive fans having failed to perform last year in October.
As we want to continue promoting local artistes an array of wheelspinners will rub shoulders with Major League at the show,” he said.
“As a token of appreciation and to make it up to their fans, there is a free entry gift voucher for fans between 1pm and 4pm.
Bearing in mind that COVID-19 is still in our midst, all COVID-19 protocols will be observed.”
At the concert, the Mzansi duo will share the stage with dancehall star Enzo Ishall, emcee DJ Fantan and wheelspinners Levels, Selekta Base, Raydizz, Burtler, MC Tatts and Langton B.
“Everything has been sorted and what is left is for Major League to arrive and perform,” Manyore said.
The local showbiz scene appears to have regained its spark if the large numbers being witnessed at live shows are anything to go by.
The latest developments seem to be a relief to many across genres who had been financially squeezed by the long COVID-19-induced lockdown.
Artistes were suffocating from the effects of the lockdown that had turned some of them into charity cases.
The arts sector had remained under a hard lockdown amid fears that large gatherings would become super-spreaders of the highly-infectious respiratory disease.
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