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Mafikizolo to spice up Koffi Olomide Kadoma concert

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South African Afro-pop outfit, Mafikizolo Nhlanhla Nciza (left) and Theo Kgosinkwe

MULTI-AWARD-WINNING South African Afro-pop outfit, Mafikizolo has been added to the list of performers who are set to share the stage with France-based Congolese singer Koffi Olomidé on April 15 at The Odyssey in Kadoma.

The potentially-explosive concert has been dubbed African Explosion.

There had been a heated debate on the showbiz scene as to who would make up the supporting acts list at the concert soon after Odyssey Entertainment released the posters advertising the potentially-explosive show about a fortnight ago.

Some suggested that one of the pioneering rhumba outfits in Zimbabwe, Diamond Musica, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, fronted by Pitshou Lumiere alongside Baba Harare (born Braveman Chizvino Mawanza) should make the grade.

As the debate raged on, concert organisers (Odyssey Entertainment) yesterday surprised all by announcing Mafikizolo (duo of Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza) as the second act to join Zimbabwe’s most sought-after artiste Jah Prayzah.

The Uzumba-bred Jah Prayzah, born Mukudzei Mukombe, was last week named as the first back-up act at the concert.

Mafikizolo is not new to local fans as the duo has performed countless times in other parts of the country, but this will be their second show at The Odyssey, having staged their first concert in September 2017 alongside the late music legend and hero Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, among others.

Interestingly at the concert, Mafikizolo will reunite with Jah Prayzah whom they have collaborated with before both on the stage and in the studio.

Jah Prayzah and Mafikizolo have collaborated on songs Sendekera and Mazuva Akanaka that all have accompanying videos.

Odyssey general manager Kudzai Chipengo said some of the supporting acts would be announced on the go.

“The African Explosion concert is inspired by the desire to bring diversity to our patrons at The Odyssey,” Chipengo told NewsDay Life & Style.

The concert’s advance tickets are already on sale at the concert venue and Eat n Lick food outlets across the country.

“On the tickets, we have different packages depending on the month one will purchase them. Early bird tickets to be purchased this month are going for US$10 standard and US$20 for the VIP,” she said.

“Music lovers who wish to purchase the tickets next month have to part with US$15 and US$20 for the standard and VIP one, respectively. In March, merrymakers will have to fork out US$20 for the standard ticket and US$40 for the VIP one.”

Chipengo said for more information, revellers could visit their social media platforms.

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