Tocky Vibes ready for maiden England tour

HARARE - Award-winning Tocky Vibes, who picked two gongs at the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama), is determined to make a good impression in the United Kingdom (UK) where he will perform for the first time at the end of the month.

The rising star’s manager Elvis Bokosha told the Daily News that Tocky Vibes was determined to make the most of his first tour of the European country which is home to many Zimbabweans.

“We are flying out on Monday. Though it is our first time to tour the UK, we are promising our fans there fireworks and are currently perfecting our act to that effect,” said Bokosha.

“We will hold our last show in Zimbabwe in Zvishavane on Saturday (tomorrow) before the UK tour.”

Bokosha also added that Tocky Vibes had been humbled by the recent flurry of awards that have come his way.

In addition to winning the Best Song and Best Album Awards at Nama, Tocky was also included by the Zimbabwe Business Awards Council among individuals and companies that have excelled in their brands and businesses.

“The awards are for our fans. Though they might feel we deserved more, we are happy with what we got and respect the adjudicators’ decisions.

“It’s God’s work. He is moving us from one level to another,” he added.

Born Obey Mukuruva, Tocky’s undoubted talent and his catchy and heart-massaging lyrics have earned him five Zimdancehall nominations.

The 21-year old Zimdancehall star told the Daily News last week that his mercurial rise to fame was the work of God.

“It is no-one but God who has taken me thus far. Winning awards proves that I chose the right path by singing things that are not vain.

“The awards might not have much money but it’s the recognition that matters. It means that my music is impacting on people both young and old,” said the Mhai singer.

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