Tocky Vibes promises fireworks

HARARE - Tocky Vibes,real name Obey Makamure, who is arguably Zimdancehall’s hottest star at the moment, says Bindura should expect an explosive show tomorrow night when the Mhai singer performs in the Mashonaland Central town.

The 20-year-old chanter is the star attraction in a dancehall concert set for Bindura’s Tendai Hall being hosted by Stereo 1 International.

Tocky Vibes will share the stage with the equally popular Soul Jah Love in a bill that also includes Bounty Lisa and several Bindura-based chanters.

Speaking through his manager Elvis Bokosha, the Batai Homwe hit-maker told the Daily News that he was determined to make a memorable debut appearance in Bindura.

“We are going to be performing in Bindura for the first time and this has challenged us to be at our best. The people of Bindura can expect fireworks. We will be performing with a live band,” Bokosha said.

“We started playing with a live band at the Lion Lager Beer fest were our performance was well-received.”

With the controversial Soul Jah Love, who recently walked away with the Best Dancehall Music Award at the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) also gracing the highly anticipated Bindura gig, Tocky Vibes could be forced to play second fiddle in his fist show in the Mashonaland Central town.

Bokosha, however, was quick to point out that his charge was looking forward to sharing the stage with the Ndini Uya Uya singer.

“We are mature people, all we want to do is to deliver the best to the dancehall lovers that will come to our show on Friday,” he said.

Show promoter and selector for Stereo 1 International, Godfrey Kureya, told the Daily News that the high-profile concert aims to bring the best in Zimdancehall to Bindura.

“Of course, we are taking Zimdancehall’s best  to Bindura’s doorstep but a lot of people do not realise that Bindura is big in dancehall just like Harare,” added Kureya, who is better known by the stage name Goddy Banton.

“This show will be very 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 is something to look forward to.”

Goddy Banton is convinced that the hottest chanters in Zimbabwean dancehall will fire up the sleepy town of 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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