Peter Moyo samples new songs

HARARE - Sungura artiste Peter Moyo sampled a couple of new songs during Sunday’s joint show with Suluman Chimbetu at Rangers Gardens in Westlea but was quick to emphasise that his second album was not imminent.

The 24-year-old Moyo released his six-track debut album Mushonga Mukuru close to two years ago after concerted pressure from a section of his fans.

Moyo, who took over the leadership of Utakataka Express following the death of his father three years ago, told the Daily News that material for his second album was already in place.

“We have nine songs and we are still deciding whether to make it a six-track album or nine-track one,” he said soon after a spell-binding performance at the recently established Rangers Gardens Club.

“Should we decide to go with six tracks; the challenge will be on which three tracks to leave out because all the nine tracks are equally good.

“If I am happy with the quality of the songs. The album could come out by June.”

Although the son of the late sungura star Tongai Moyo was particularly encouraged by the response to one of the new songs titled Chido, he said it would not make him immediately release his second album.

“I was really pleased with the way the fans reacted but the important thing for me is to release the album when I am very sure and ready.

“The pressure for a second album is not coming from my fans but from the media,” said the Mushonga Mukuru singer.

Moyo is happy with the way the return of Congolese chanter Shiga Shiga and Spencer Khumulani has lifted spirits in Utakataka Express.

The two quit Moyo’s band in 2012 to join Energy Mutodi.

“These guys are very experienced and everyone in the band is very happy to have them back.

“Our second album will obviously be a better one because of their input,” said Moyo.

The big crowd that attended the Rangers Gardens family show got full value for their money.

Both Moyo and Sulu kept the fans dancing throughout the family show that started in the afternoon and ended close to midnight.

The standout moments of the family show was when Suluman mimicked Soul Jah Love’s part on the song Nyuchi and when Moyo and Somandla Ndebele collaborated on Masimba Amwari.

The way Suluman almost faultlessly imitated Soul Jah Love got the crowd buzzing.

From afar, one would have been forgiven for thinking that the Ndini Uya singer was indeed on stage with Sulu.

Comments (3)


Kirson - 2 February 2015

its always rosi dhewa

twanda jokochoko - 11 September 2015


apostle - 24 September 2015

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