HARARE - LIively Zimdancehall artiste Dadza D will share the stage with Jamaican reggae star Luciano in South Africa on April 3 in Cape Town.
At the same high profile gig, the Zimbabwean artiste, who is also known by the moniker Prince of Fire, will also play alongside the curiously-named South African roots reggae artiste Teba Shumba and Malawi’s Born Afrikan.
Dadza D, who was born Darlington Zhanje, told the Daily News yesterday that he felt honoured to be part of Luciano’s visit to Africa.
“I am happy to be part of the performers at Luciano’s concert dubbed “Return To Africa 2015” in South Africa,” said the Chitungwiza-based Dadza D.
“I am the only Zimbabwean to perform at this international concert and more importantly, it is my first time to share the stage with him (Luciano).”
Luciano’s forthcoming tour of the continent follows the cancellation of the Jamaican star’s African tour last year due to Ebola fears. The aborted tour included stops in Ghana, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Sniper Storm was supposed to have shared the stage with Luciano last year but the organisers have opted for Dadza D this time around.
The Prince of Fire is known for his energetic moves on stage and his rapid-fire lyrics. The Magetsi Aenda singer derives inspiration from legendary Jamaican artiste Capleton who toured Zimbabwe four years ago. Interestingly, Dadza D got the chance to perform on the same stage with his idol during that tour of Zimbabwe.
The fiery performer first burst on to the music scene as part of a hip-hop group called Phorny Rappers from 1998 to 2000. He made his Zimdancehall debut in 2006 with the single Don’t get stuck.
But the song that won him national attention was the 2009 hit song Magetsi Aenda. Other popular songs by the Prince of Fire include Ba Fungi and the song Dairai Dairai that he released two years ago.