BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
A NEW indoor and outdoor entertainment joint, Werras Park, located in Glen View 1 in Harare will officially open to the public tomorrow as the showbiz scene fast-gains its spark following a lengthy hard lockdown.
The arts sector had remained under a hard lockdown amid fears that large gatherings would become super-spreaders of the highly-infectious COVID-19.
Werras Park comprises a night club, butchery, an outdoor braai area, supermarket, child play centre and car wash facility. All these are supported by well-kept ablution facilities.
The official opening of the joint is headlined by three top dancehall musicians Killer T, Freeman and Seh Calaz, alongside upcoming artistes.
An array of wheelspinners will take turns to rock it on the turntables on the night.
Popular music promoter and venue proprietor Samuel “Boss Werras” Saungweme told NewsDay Life & Style that Werras Park wass a community
“I am so passionate about the arts and culture industry that I am committed to contribute to its growth. Through Werras Park, we are officially opening on Friday under strict COVID-19 protocols, we want to create that opportunity for artistes across genres to have a platform to showcase their talents,” he said.
“Although we are not spared by the economic challenges the country is going through, but as Werras Entertainment we are committed to promoting arts in the country so we will create platforms for our artistes in friendly environments.”
He said the joint was suitable for clients who prefer to be indoor or outdoor.
Boss Werras, who has a record of uplifting talent in the arts sector, said his involvement in the arts was driven by passion, adding that he did not expect rewards from the artistes he works with.
“Unlike other arts promoters and club or venue owners who are said to be demanding kickbacks from artistes to deal with them for live gigs both locally and internationally, at Werras Entertainment we do it out of passion,” he said.
“We do not expect much or rewards from the artistes. We don’t get stressed like other promoters when they fail to get rewards from these artistes.”
Before the outbreak of COVID-19, Werras Entertainment in partnership with National Aids Council of Zimbabwe organised edutainment concerts across the country to raise awareness and tackle social issues affecting ghetto youths such as drug abuse, abortion and child marriages.
In partnership with the Health and Child Care ministry and funding entities, Werras Entertainment also conducted HIV and Aids concerts in areas identified by health experts and partners as hotspots.
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