BY WINSTONE ANTONIO SOUTH African artistes continue to fall in love with Zimbabwe.
The landlocked country appears to have become a second home for many Mzansi artistes judging by current trends in showbiz.
Such celebrated artistes as Cassper Nyovest, Makhadzi, Blaq Diamond, Focalistic and DJ Tira are among the top Mzansi musicians who have recently performed in Zimbabwe.
And in the latest development, another popular Mzansi amapiano singer and producer, Mr JazziQ, will be crossing the mighty Limpopo River into Zimbabwe for his maiden performance this Friday night.
Born Tumelo Manyoni, Mr JazziQ touches down at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in the capital in the morning ahead of the concert at Wood Pub & Grill, located at Longcheng Plaza in Belvedere, Harare.
Show organiser DJ Simmz told NewsDay Life & Style yesterday that everything was on point, adding that Mr JazziQ had promised fireworks at the concert.
“We are happy to bring Mr JazziQ for his debut performance in Zimbabwe this Friday. From our end, everything is going according to plan,” DJ Simmz said.
“This is a show definitely not to be missed. It will be a night to remember for his local fans as Mr JazziQ has promised a great show-value for fans’ money.”
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DJ Simmz asked fans to buy tickets on time to avoid last-minute stampede.
“The first 200 fans will pay US$5 for their tickets and afterwards, the general ticket will be going for US$10 and US$20 for the VIP,” he said.
A stellar line-up of local wheel-spinners will have a chance to compare notes with one of South Africa’s top artistes.
Among those set to rub shoulders with Mr JazziQ are DJ Butler, Mc Tatts, DJ Simshow, Danny Vibes, Andile Brown, Danny Lite, Mc Gully, MC Mocla and Coop.
Mr JazziQ’s discography includes For The Babies, Party with The English and Black is Brown Ent Vol 1.
His effort in showbiz has not gone unrewarded. In 2021, Mr JazziQ won the Best Male Amapiano Artiste and Best Amapiano Collaboration at the South Africa Amapiano Music Awards.
During that same year, as he continued to shine, Mr JazziQ was also nominated for the Global Music Awards Africa Producer of the Year and Best Amapiano Male DJ/Act.
Year 2021 was, indeed, his year because Mr JazziQ was also nominated for Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa at the All-Africa Music Awards and Music Producer of the Year at the African Muzik Magazine Awards.
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