Macheso returns to Mutare

HARARE - Sungura music star Alick Macheso will begin his weekend shows tonight at Big Apple in Harare before heading to Mutare tomorrow for yet another gig at one of his favourite venues — Pick n Save.

After his Mutare sojourn, the Tafadzwa singer will return to Harare for a date with Southerton-based Las Vegas.

Crowds at Macheso’s gigs have significantly increased ever since he released his latest album Tsoka Dzerwendo (Ayayaa) early this year.

Macheso’s latest album is made up of six tracks namely Baba, Kurarama Inyasha, Wandirangaridza, Munyaradzi, Gungwa and Mude Mude.

The last track has become a must at gatherings like weddings and graduation parties probably because it encourages individuals to love all that is dear and important to them.

Comedian Ncube targets world record

COMEDIAN Carl Joshua Ncube will continue with his bid to break the Guinness World Record for the most shows by a comedian in a week at Moto Republic this evening at 5pm before going to Sopranos at 11:30pm later tonight for another show.

The award-winning comedian’s scheduled 35 stand-up comedy performances in 35 venues, which began on August 17 and will end on the 23rd, will surpass the Guinness World Record-breaking feat by Australian comedian Mark Murphy who performed 30 shows in 30 venues in 2009.

Ncube is convinced that the process of negotiating with 35 separate venues and setting up different comedy shows will make him a better comedy producer.

“The skill set required to do what I am attempting will serve to help me in my new role as a comedy producer in Africa,” he said.

Breaking the world record will be extra special for Ncube given the fact that, unlike Murphy’s Australia, Zimbabwe has no comedy clubs.

Stunner to launch album tonight

FLAMBOYANT rapper Desmond “Stunner” Chideme will launch his new 16-track album titled If I die Tonight at the Sam Levy-based classy Pabloz tonight.

Stunner’s invitation-only album launch will be graced by Jamaican artiste Sir Ford who featured on the bumper album.

Godfrey “Vokal” Bakasa, who recently took over from Dzikamayi Chibaya as Stunner’s manager, is confident that Sir Ford’s presence at the event will bring lustre to the launch of the sequel to Ndaita Mbiri.

“Sir Ford is coming as he collaborated with Stunner on one track. There are a number of top government officials expected to grace the occasion,” he said.

To cater for his fans, Stunner will hold an after-party at the same entertainment joint after the launch.

“The after party will feature a number of artistes from different genres that include Zimdancehall, hip-hop among many others,” Vokal said.

Zhakata, Chimbetu clash

ZORA music star Leonard Zhakata and dendera veteran Allan Chimbetu, who both have new albums, share the stage at Legends Sports Diner in Marondera tonight.

Zhakata is currently ruling the roost with his new album titled Mutungadzese while Chimbetu has bounced back in the limelight thanks to his latest offering titled Covenant.

The Legends Sports Diner gig will be the first high profile gig by Chimbetu since he launched Covenant. The eldest in the famous Chimbetu music dynasty that also includes Douglas, Tryson and Suluman Chimbetu, has been keeping a low profile of late.

For Zhakata, tonight’s concert will be a continuation of the promotion of his latest album that has already taken him to Banket, Chegutu, Kadoma, Masvingo, Beitbridge, Glendale and Guruve.

Young Igwe lines up birthday bash

PETER “Young Igwe” Moyo will celebrate his 27th birthday at Dandaro Inn tonight.

The birthday bash, meant to celebrate the Utakataka frontman’s accomplishments since he ventured into music which include two albums, will also feature dendera musician Tryson Chimbetu.

Young Igwe, who has been working on a DVD compilation that could be unveiled tonight, has promised to release his third album before the end of the year.

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