Young Igwe mesmerises City Sports Bar

HARARE - As thousands of dancehall fans crammed the City Sports Centre in Harare on Friday night to witness Jamaican artiste I-Octane’s maiden concert in Zimbabwe, hundreds of sungura lovers chose to attend Peter Moyo’s show at the City Sports Bar.

What a performance it was from Moyo, who is regarded by many as arguably sungura music’s most vibrant performer.

Young Igwe, as Moyo is known by his fans, delivered a mixed bag of hits by his late father Tongai and from his two albums Mushonga Mukuru and Mabasa aMwari.

His was a well-choreographed presentation, in which veteran bassist Spencer Khumulani and Congolese chanter Shiga Shiga left hundreds of sungura music fans spell-bound.

The colourful Young Igwe, who took over as the leader of Utakataka Express soon after the death of his father in 2011, appears to have finally matured into a genuine sungura musician.

The recent return of Khumulani and Shiga Shiga into the Utakataka Express fold, after initially ditching the group for greener pastures, appears to have propelled Young Igwe’s act to exciting levels.

On Friday night, the Kwekwe-based Young Igwe and his Utakataka Express were backed by several leading groups that included the hilarious Apama Styles.


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