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Weekend Entertainment Review

This weekend most big artists were in the capital, continuing with valentine day celebrations though rains made sure music fans remain in their homes. The weekend showbiz kicked off on a low note gaining momentum that ended with the NAMA awards at 7 Arts Theatre.

By Munashe Chokodza

On Friday night, former Third Generation band members, Baba Harare and Gonyeti had a show to remember at City Sports Bar and judging by the reception they got, we are likely to see more joint performance by the two talented musicians who have since launched solo careers after ditching Jah Prayzah.

While merrymakers danced late into the night at City Sports Bar, gospel music lovers invaded Harare International Conference Centre where debutant Mai Zimunya launched her. The launch was graced by upcoming artists including Silence, Nyasha Chiyangwa and Abigail Dhebe. while Mai Zimunya’s perfomance was not perfect, she proved that with time, she could go far.

Pamuzinda on Friday hosted the first big gig of the year featuring Mbeu, Andy Muridzo and Jah Prayzah. Andy Muridzo proved his worth after putting a good performance that left the crowd asking for more. Jah Prayzah who is synonymous with top class performances continued from where he left in 2016 and as if he knew what awaited him at the NAMA awards, he did not disappoint.

Jean Masters was at Jazz 24/7 but it seemed people did not find her performance worthy. The show was poorly attended, though she performed well.

The king of sungura, Alick Macheso was in Dzivaraskwa where he shared the stage with Samutoko, an upcoming sungura artist. The show attracted a full house and Cheso Power as he is known never disappointed.

The weekend ended with the controversial NAMA awards where Zimdancehall artist Killer T who was hoping to bag the Song of the Year award for his hit song Takangodaro felt hard done by as the award was scooped by the evergreen Jah Prayzah. Jah Prayzah and Winky D won two awards apiece in what was another battle for honor between the two famous musicians in Zimbabwe.

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