Extra Kwazvose in lukewarm performance

HARARE - Extra Kwazvose failed to rise to the occasion at the launch of their debut seven-track album Ndizvo Zviripo on Friday at a fully-packed Acquatic Complex in Chitungwiza.

The venue was packed to the rafters with revellers who had been expecting a lot from this new sungura outfit led by rebels, Franco Slomo, Jonasi Kasamba, Noel Nyazanda and Obert Gomba.

Having found the stage already warmed up by the Dembo Brothers and Peter “Young Igwe” Moyo, the rebels failed to wow the multitudes who had been tirelessly waiting for their debut performance.

Those who thronged  Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex said though the group was promising, it needed to put up a polished act. 

The fans whistled and chanted for the rebels to leave the stage as some were saying their performance was boring.

“These guys are not well polished. Why did they rush things and give us unpolished performance,” shouted an angry fan.

The former Macheso chanter, Kasamba, donning a colourful outfit, diluted the disgruntlement with his chants, cloning some of the lines from his heyday with Macheso.

“Extra Kwazvose, the best on top of the rest,” he chanted as nimble-footed Slomo did his ngondo-ngondo dance.

This gig elicited mixed feelings, with some revellers questioning the creativity of the new sungura outfit.

Many had high expectations but left the joint disappointed, with some saying the guys needed to polish up their act so as to manage live shows. Many simply said they were not up to scratch. 

However, lead guitarist Nyazanda gave a polished performance with his guitar, with Slomo entertaining with his creative dances. Some revellers called the outfit a dance group.

The rebels tried hard to bring unique content  as they incorporated a different touch with the instruments especially on the keyboard. The debut album has a distinct rhumba flair.

Kasamba said Extra Kwazvose was here to stay while fellow band member Gomba said the first album was only but an introduction.

Slomo composed four songs on the seven-track album whilst the remaining songs were composed by Kasamba.

The tracks on the album are Amen, Julius, Africa, Amai VaBonnie, Gurajena, Ishe Ndinotenda and Mudiwa Wangu.

Promoter Barbara Chikosi of Red Rose Entertainment took a great risk, but judging by the attendance, she went home smiling.

Jah Prayzah and Suluman Chimbetu gave a massive show after Extra Kwazvose, rounding up the night with a stellar performance.

The group joins Zakaria Zakaria and Innocent Mjintu, who have pursued solo careers after deserting sungura kingpin, Macheso.

Comments (9)

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Dehwa - 14 July 2013

Reporter it seems u only heard ..bvunza isusu taiveko...waida kuti franco asatambe Ngondo ngondo iye ari iye akatanga nayo...Plus ndosaka zvainzi Alick Macheso and Ochestra Mberikwazvo so iyi ndiyo Mberikwazvo yacho and siyai vaite zveMberikwazvo....they performed very well for a start...and i have the CD haaa iwe vanhu vakarova zvavo ava...i dont think une CD racho iwe munyori

Ndaiveko - 14 July 2013

vakomana vanogona ava wanga usipo iwe. you are blinkered. unoda macheso iwe reporter manje haulume

dick - 14 July 2013

Mabhiza achembera aya kuita basa rekumamira pastage

HAYA - 15 July 2013

we said it before that this bunch is not going anywhere,we have actually written them off before they start because we knew they are just little overzealous rascals.hapana kana zviripo apa kana.They were trying to imitate Njerama Boys.To hell with this ear pollution..... THIS IS WHAT IS KILLING OUR MUSIC ON THE WORLD SCENE surly if someone from abroad are to listen to this trash would muZim munevaimbi.

Arteta - 15 July 2013

Bryn Gumbo, Its not good for a writer being negative about new groups. These guys played very well and remember they are new in the field *Xtra kwazvose*.

NOSMAS - 15 July 2013

Mafana ava maboora ngoma chaiwo.saichochi chi francis dhaka chinotaurisa chimuchinda ichi.ndicho chinoenda pafacebook chichiti pweeeh pwakanyora malyrics aripwoo!unotikuridza kutamba?Copycats from name Och”estra” kwaakuti “extra” then Mberi”kwazvo” kwakuiti “Kwazvose” kusvika pakuedzesera kuridza.Chinotanga chipo kwozouya kuita.YOU ARE GOOD AS A DANCING GROUP.JOIN FORCES WITH BERV SIBANDA AND ZOEY AS DANCERS!MATI MADII HEYO Ane bhora ndiye anomakwa naCheso gore rino.MUUDZEY AKAKUFURIRAI IYEYE KUTI SHAMARI WAKATIKANGANISIRA.CHAKAIPA HACHIRARAME.YOU GO AGAISNT TSUMO YEKUTI NATSA KWAWABVA ZVINO MAFONGORERA KUNOBVA MUSEVE MAKAPFEKA MHAPA.LOL!!!!

taivako - 15 July 2013

avagone kuimba ava kuda kutedzera madzibaba franco enda kwa beverly pamwe ungaite mari kapfupi anotovakunda

extra garbage madofo - 15 July 2013

I was there, lets see the sales figures of their album after a month. These guys think being a rebel puts food on the table, vachafa nenzara. They are nowhere near Macheso. They must stage their own show at their own venue. The problem is they spoke too much and created high expectations from revellers, ngavachiita tione. Hazvina future zvavari kuita, ruzha pa stage chete

jayworx - 15 July 2013

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