Dobba Don relishes maiden UK tour

HARARE - Zimdancehall's rising star Dobba Don is convinced that his maiden tour of the United Kingdom at the end of next month will take his flourishing career to new heights.

Dobba Don will share the stage with fellow Zimdancehall artistes Freeman, Kinna, Killer T, Celsius, Soul Jah Love, Nutty O and Shinsoman at the annual UK Summer Fiesta that will take place in Luton, Wolverhampton and Manchester between April 29 and May 1.

“I’m happy to be going to the UK for the first time. It shows that the people are listening to my works and are appreciating my music.

“I will do my best to deliver a good performance there and hopefully take my career forward. I am very thankful for the opportunity,” he said.

The UK tour will be the Mudendere hit-maker’s second after his highly-successful maiden gig in South Africa last month.

Freeman, who has performed in the UK at least once a year for the past four years, told the Daily News that he has a long-standing relationship with the organisers of the UK Summer Fiesta.

“I have a mutually beneficial relationship with the organisers. I signed a contract with the promoters which stipulates that I should be there every year. If you look at the previous tour posters you will see that some faces are no longer there and that says a lot.

“My being there shows that I am still in the game. Promoters need artistes who are continually churning out hits,” he said.

Freeman added that he will release his sixth studio album titled Mangoma ihobho this Easter holiday.

“I also shot the DVDs for the album in Durban around Valentine’s Day, but it will come out a bit later. I expect the songs to also come out on Channel O as we are working with the same guys who helped us secure a slot on Channel O for the single Happy Time.”

Killer T’s manager Brian “DJ Bima” Murukutira hailed his charge’s increasing gigs outside Zimbabwe.

“It means people are appreciating and accepting Killer T’s music. It is good that people are appreciative and it makes the artiste work harder. We will release another album mid-year and we expect it to be bigger and better this year,” he said.

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