Promoter lines up Zim gospel shows in Dubai

HARARE - Dubai looks set to become a popular destination for local gospel music stars thanks to a music promotion called Shotey Entertainment run by Zimbabweans based in United Arab Emirates’ most populous city.

Shotey Entertainment, formed by husband and wife team, Shorai and Tendai Karimatsenga, hosted rising gospel star Takesure Zamar Ncube on Christmas Day last year.

The couple was so delighted by the success of the Takesure Zamar concert that it has now decided to take more Zimbabwean artistes to Dubai.

“Takesure Zamar Ncube surely opened the door for greater things so now we are expecting more artistes to land in Dubai and change people’s lives through music.

“Hosting a gospel musician is a new thing here in Dubai because we are in a Muslim country. We were not sure how people would react; we were very skeptical about a gospel artiste performing live here,” Tendai told the Daily News.

He added that the concert –their first ever-was very successful because about 200 people turned up.

“We don’t have many Zimbabweans here but estimates say there are over 1000 Zimbabweans based in the United Arab Emirates. Therefore the people who came for our show is fairly big,” said Tendai.

Shotey Entertainment is already lining up concerts for this year.

“We have a few names for the first quarter of the year but our dream is to have Minister Michael Mahendere perform in the United Arab Emirates.

“We have not formally engaged him but we determined to hold his concert in the first quarter of this year,” said Tendai.

Comments (1)

minister Mahendere ndizvo, also bring Ebenezer team we will come

Stanslous - 16 January 2016

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