Tocky Vibes, Soul Jah Love to light up Bindura

HARARE - Tocky Vibes and Soul Jah Love will headline a dancehall concert set for Bindura’s Tendai Hall on November 21.

The gig, being hosted by Stereo 1 International, will also feature Bounty Lisa and several other chanters.

Tocky Vibes, who was born Obey Makamure, will no doubt be the star of what organisers say is the biggest dancehall gig to be held in Mashonaland Central in a long while. The hottest musician in Zimdancehall at the moment has been propelled to stardom by such hits as Mhai and Batai Homwe.

But Tocky Vibes will the first to admit that he will face serious competition from Soul Jah love who recently bagged the Best Dancehall Music Award at the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) on the strength of his chart-topping Ndini Uya Uya.

Show promoter and selector for Stereo 1 International, Godfrey Kureya, admitted to the Daily News that he had a tough time convincing the rising dancehall artistes to accept his decision to make Tocky Vibes the main bill.

“That happens with dancehall musicians,” Kureya, who is better known by the stage name Goddy Banton, told the Daily News.

“But the show has to go on. This show is basically to give the Bindura dancehall artistes a chance to share the stage with some of their more prominent performers.

“A lot of people do not realise that Bindura is big in dancehall just like Harare. This show will be all the more special because it will be the first time Tocky Vibes will perform in Bindura since his rise to fame. Soul Jah love as usual will bring a lot of flavour to the show. So it’s something to look out for.

Goddy Banton is convinced that the hottest chanters in Zimbabwean dancehall will fire up sleepy Bindura.

“With the way these guys are performing, Tendai Hall will not do justice in terms of accommodating everyone who wants to come and witness these musicians in full flight but for Bindura this is a start,” he said.

Bindura-based dancehall artistes set to perform on the night include Almaxton, Cavema, Don Gaga, Loneman, Diggoz and Mausa.


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