Mafikizolo set for 'lockdown' show

HARARE - Award–winning South African group — Mafikizolo — jets into the capital on Friday morning for what is billed a lockdown concert at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC), featuring Oliver Mtukudzi.

Tuku and an impressive supporting act that includes Alexio Kawara and Tocky Vibes, will be showcasing the local talent against the popular South African outfit.

The organisers of the concert Simmad Entertainment said all was set for the mega concert.

“Everything is now in place and we are just waiting for the event. Mafikizolo have confirmed that they will be in Harare on Friday morning and I am happy tickets are selling fast,” said Simmad Promotions director Simba Madziwa.

Friday’s gig provides Tocky Vibes, real name Obey Makamure, with an opportunity to display his talent to the mature but diverse crowd expected at the much-hyped show.

He has to seize the opportunity with both hands as he will also rub shoulders with internationally-accclaimed artistes such as Mtukudzi and Mafikizolo.

However, the platform is not only going to benefit the Mhai hit-maker alone but also big musicians like Tuku whose latest and 62rd album Mukombe Wemvura still needs promotion.

On the same night fans will be spoilt for choice as Chipaz Promotions will be hosting Zimdancehall Shutdown — another potentially explosive concert at City Sports Centre, featuring the who is who in the dancehall genre.

The Zimdancehall Shutdown will have a number of top artistes such as Winky D, Soul Jah Love, Dadza D, Killer T, Kinnah, Lady Squanda, Bounty Lisa, Ricky Fire, Cello Culture and Templeman among others.

Missing at the the City Sports Centre concert, Seh Calaz “will be performing in Durban, South Africa on the same date. If he fails to travel to South Africa he will come to the show as a special guest,” said Chimbodza while ending speculation that he had dropped Seh Calaz to prevent possible violence at the event.

On November 8, Seh Calaz shared the stage with Soul Jah Love in the Sting Show but the event ended prematurely when violence broke out among rival fans.

Scores of fans were injured in the process after police reportedly fired teargas in an enclosed joint as a way of quelling violence caused by the two artistes.

Police refused to take blame for the fiasco which spilled into the city centre on the night.

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