Slizer invades Zim music scene

HARARE - Zimbabwean music fans will tonight have a rare chance to meet and mingle with several musicians who include Botswana music stars Slizer and Franco.

Queen of Kwaito-Kwasa, Naledi Kaisara aka Slizer, has found love in Zimbabwe as is evidenced by her many visits to grace the local stage.

To show her appreciation of the country she has released a song and a video on Zimbabwe on a DVD titled Slizer wow Dhiwewewe.

Over the past few years, Slizer has graced the annual Tongai Moyo commemorations where she has also had a chance to share the stage with local pole dancers and singers Beverly Sibanda and Zoey Sifelani.

Blessed with beauty and a flexible body, Slizer’s strength lies in her energetic stage work which has won her admiration from fans across the region.

One thing that you can’t take away from the diva is her ability to gyrate in an amazing, but enthralling way.

In Zimbabwe, she has collaborated with several musicians and this has even made her more popular among local music fanatics.

Slizer is being accompanied by fellow Botswana musician Franco, and the two go far in terms of their artistic careers.

As she started her music career over a decade ago, she was engaged as a backing vocalist for various renowned Batswana groups, including Franco.

Today, we welcome Slizer at the Private Lounge in Harare as she leads a pack of talented musicians and other celebrities in a night that will officially launch her weekend gig diary that includes concerts in Chitungwiza tomorrow, Zvishavane on Saturday and the last family show earmarked for Harare Gardens.

The last time Slizer has been to Zimbabwe she has given her best performance and from the feedback from our patrons, she is a sure crowd favourite.

What makes Slizer outstanding is her stage presence — the torn jeans which have become her trademark and her raunchy and sexy dances.

Usually accompanied by a troupe of female dancers who are equally-talented and well prepared for the task, on a good day the Botswana singer can rise to the occasion.

This weekend’s shows will see Slizer share the stage with sungura music star Alick Macheso, a feature she will cherish for a long time.

Macheso and Slizer have shared the stage in the past; hence this encounter will bring a lot of memories for both singers.

Macheso is always open to music collaborations and I am sure he will take this opportunity to do something with the songstress.

Peter Moyo and Slizer’s collaborative performances have been many and were cemented by Slizer’s participation in Tongai Moyo’s commemoration gigs.

While the two have already done a duet song, more could be done to record more songs.

These collaborations, if done well can create stage synergies in which both artistes can benefit; like holding live shows in both countries.

A talented musician, Slizer was engaged by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) in 2011 to produce songs promoting Zimbabwe as a safe tourist destination.

As part of fulfilling her obligations with ZTA Slizer toured the country’s tourist resorts and performed at the UNWTO conference held in Victoria Falls.

In interacting with Slizer when she is in Zimbabwe I have also learnt how she loves working with children through her humanitarian initiative dubbed “Love A Child” where she has taken several underprivileged children under her care.

For her, it is satisfying always when you give something back to the community, especially the less fortunate ones.

I wish Slizer and Franco all the best as they hold concerts at the weekend, and that they should also look at collaborating with local musicians who they work with as they are on the tour of duty.

As for pole dancers Zoey and Bev, my wish is for these two to team up with Slizer and produce a combined dance musical video — I am sure it would be a hit with locals.


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