Slizer back in Zim

HARARE - Motswana songbird Slizer will hold two concerts in Zimbabwe this coming weekend.

Slizer’s local manager, Gift Petro, told the Daily News that the popular dancer-cum-singer will perform in Beitbridge and Zvishavane over the weekend.

“She will be performing in Beitbridge on Friday and in Zvishavane on Saturday. This is not the first time she has performed in these two places.

“She is returning there because she liked the reception she got the last time she performed in these two entertainment-crazy areas,” said Petro, a former manager for comedian-cum-singer Freddy “Kapfupi” Manjalima.

Slizer, who has performed in Zimbabwe on a number of occasions, told the Daily News that she was keen to meet Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe.

“Zimbabwe is my second home and hopefully I will get more chances to stay here a bit longer so that I can work with local musicians,” said the Motswana songstress.

Slizer performed shows with several Zimbabwean artistes who include Afrofusion musician Prince Musarurwa, Sungura artiste Peter “Young Igwe” Moyo and Gweru-bred rhumba artiste Madiz.

The songstress started her music career over a decade ago as a backing vocalist for various renowned Batswana groups, including Franco and Alfredo Mos. She collaborated with Peter Moyo on a duet titled Ga Gona Madi (Pasina Mari).

She was inspired by South Africa’s Boom Shaka and its controversial leader, the late Lebo.

Slizer’s debut album O Tswa Kae in 2008 reportedly sold over 30 000 copies. Hits off her debut offering made her a hero in her homeland and elsewhere in southern Africa.

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