|Winky D, Zahara to share stage|
|Friday, 13 July 2012 18:28|
Dancehall king Winky D returns to the stage this August with a bang alongside South African music sensation Zahara.
On the other hand, award-winning Zahara, born Bulelwa Mkutukana, surprised many when she filled to capacity the Harare International Conference Centre on her debut visit early this year.
Organisers of the show, Hardcore Entertainment, have also included in the line-up ladies’ man Alexio Kawara and the sweet-voiced and versatile Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana, in a show that is expected to shake the country’s two biggest cities, Harare and Bulawayo, on August 10 and 11 respectively.
“And there is no better way of doing that than by descending on Harare on the weekend Zimbabweans will be celebrating the Heroes’ Day holiday.”
Added the organisers’ spokesperson: “As a country we recognise the musician’s exploits and achievements over a short space of time and the two shows are a way for us to help her celebrate with her appreciative local fans.”
The organisers further indicated that this time around the shows were going to cater for varying revellers and performing artistes were going to stick to their scheduled times of performance.
“The idea is that she (Zahara) goes on stage before midnight so that those who wish to leave early will do so.
Ever since storming on to the music scene, Zahara’s star has continued to shine.
Aside from a brilliant voice that can be soft and hoarse and great crowd command, the musician has dexterous fingers that drop amazing rhythms.
Meanwhile, in keeping with its goal of promoting African entertainers, Big Brother StarGame will tonight feature Zimbabwe’s biggest reggae-dancehall artiste Winky D, in the eviction show, to be screened live on DStv’s Channel 198 at 8pm.
showcase this exceptional local talent to a wide international audience,” said Liz Dziva, public relations manager for MultiChoice Zimbabwe.
Winky D has won numerous awards including the National Arts Merit Awards for Outstanding Album — “Igofigo”, Zimbabwe Dancehall Award for Best Zim Dancehall Song — “Rokesheni” and The African Entertainment Awards, Mainstream (Africa & International Acts) — Song of the Year “Controvhesi”, amongst others.