HARARE - Over Easter holiday, Sungura King Alick Macheso brought the house down with his new album Tsoka Dzerwendo at the The Platinum Bar in Mutare, where hundreds of music fans packed the joint to the rafters.
For the first time and true to its registered high selling figures of over 150 000 copies, the album proved a hit in Mutare as fans sang along to most of the songs.
And like he did at the official in launch on Thursday last week, the Sungura star performed from before mid-night until around 5.30 am.
Macheso told the Daily News after the concert that the response from his fans was overwhelming and attributed this to the massive marketing and distribution by the Red Cross Society and Nash Paints.
“We normally register 800 fans at this joint but today I am told it is a thousand plus and this shows the potential of the new album,” said Macheso.
He added that his association with Red Cross Society of Zimbabwe was paying dividends. “I am a volunteer with the Red Cross; they do not pay me for being ambassador.
“But while they do not pay me what they have done for me and my career is way out of this world — I cannot ask for more because literally I am their son.”
Macheso said the idea to release the album first and then launch it has worked magic. “Since the release of the album a lot of people have played the new songs and when I officially launched it, most people had already mastered the lyrics and people are singing along with me.”