Zhakata, Mhere to bring Cape Town to standstill
by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG – ZORA music will meet the long-enduring gospel music when award-winning pioneer of the former, Leonard Karikoga Zhakata, shares the stage with Mathias Mhere, currently the toast of the Bible-inspired music genre, in neighbouring South Africa early next month.
The fact that the pair will both during the tour perform in the coastal city of Cape Town promises a thrilling experience for music lovers.
This will also be Zhakata’s maiden public show in the Mother City.
It comes on the back of his recent tour of Venda where he shared the stage with several South African musicians who included Freddy Gwala and Zozo at Idani Park in Limpopo Province. Zhakata is currently riding high withhis latest album “Zvangu Zvaita.”
His song ‘DhonzaMakomborero’ has been on pole position for an astounding eight months on RadioZimbabwe.
Baba VaChamu, as he is known to his fans, is also a lead vocalist in a Culture Fusion Music Project -comprising of artists from Jamaica, Cameroon, Austria, Germany and Zimbabwe – which sees him perform periodically in Germany.
On the other hand Mhere’s latest offering, which has songs like “Number Busy”, “Sahwira” and “Ziya Rangu ” is also doing well on the local market.
His previous album, which had hits like “Favour”, “Chipostori” and “Areka” made him a household name.
One of the show promoters, Victor Chipato, of Silver Promotions promised followers of a show to remember.
“The stage is set,” he said.
“We call upon fans to come and support their artists. In these family shows, we are simply mixing experience and youth since Zhakata is a seasoned musician
while the youthful Mhere is on top of his career. We expect the blend to work well for the fans,” Chipato added.
Zhakata rates as one of the country’s finest musos since exactly 20 years ago when his phenomenal “Maruva Enyika” album, featuring the runaway hit “Mugove “ catapulted him stardom.
Mhere’s manager, Zebbie Manyonde, promised Cape Town fans fireworks.
“This follows a successful midyear trip to the UK,” Manonde added.
– CAJ News
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