Uhuru turns on the style

HARARE - South African House group Uhuru made an electric debut performance in Harare at Belgravia Sports Club on Independence eve.

Though the Y-Tjukutja hit-makers only came on stage well after midnight, they lived up to pre-concert billing with a lively presentation that included a collaboration with Zimbabwean star Willbroad Muponda who is popularly known by the moniker Willom Tight.

Uhuru and Willom Tight performed some of the four songs that will feature on the Zimbabwean musician’s forthcoming album called Manifesto which was recorded in South Africa.

The award-winning South African group was delighted by the hundreds who braved the cold weather to attend their maiden show in Harare.

“We would love to work with many other artistes in Zimbabwe as you saw our song with Willom Tight was appreciated by the crowd,” said Themba‘Maphorisa’ Sekowe after the concert.

“We have identified some artistes that we want to work with and we will be pushing to make that happen.”

Maphorisa added that collaboration between Uhuru and other African artistes will cement the spirit of brotherhood and make it possible to promote African music.

Apart from Maphorisa,Uhuru which belongs to the Kalawa Jazmee Record label, comprises of Nqobile‘Mapiano’ Mahlangu, Sihle’ DJ Clap’ Dlalisisa and Xelimpilo ‘Xeli’ Simelane.

Uhuru’s remix of Letta Mbuli’s Not Yet Uhuru made them a household name in South Africa and beyond. The raging hit Y-tjukutja has catapulted them to star status on the African continent.

The group is a proud recipient of the Metro FM 2014 Song of the Year Award.

Supporting acts for the night included Rockford ‘Roki’Josphats, Pee Kay, reggae sound house Judgment Yard, MMT, High Definition and Ba Shupi.

Award-winning group Hip hop MMT, who are popular for the hit“Zvidhori” and Roki turned on the style with some well-choreographed performances.

Ba Shupi also gave an electrifying performance though he did not perform his own songs. He churned out renditions of hits by several top Zimbabwean artistes.

Although several sound houses have burst onto the scene, Judgement Yard proved once more that they remain the standard bearers in the country.

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