Andy Muridzo to make Intwasa debut

BULAWAYO - Rising artiste Andy Muridzo, who has often been accused of being a Jah Prayzah copycat, will make a maiden performance at the six-day Intwasa Arts Festival Ko Bulawayo on Friday.

Intwasa kicked off in the City of Kings yesterday and will run across seven venues until Saturday.

The Derira hitmaker, who will share the stage with Kokotsha Makokotsha singer Magwaza, said it was an honour to be performing in Bulawayo for the first time.

“This means a lot to me as this also makes me feel appreciated beyond my Harare base. It’s a great opportunity to showcase our sound to the people of Bulawayo. We are coming to show them how we do it live on stage. In other words, we are promising fireworks to the people of Bulawayo,” Muridzo said.

The Chidhafu Dhunda singer added that the Intwasa invitation has made him bring forward his first gig in the City of Kings.

“The invitation came as I was making plans to perform in Bulawayo for the first time during the festive season. We have been under pressure from our fans there but thanks to Intwasa we are now coming there earlier than we had anticipated,” said Muridzo.

Meanwhile, Intwasa kicked off yesterday at Bulawayo Theatre where George Mujati’s The sun will rise again and Master Harold & the Boys were dramatised as part of the Live Literature programme that seeks to help pupils understand “O” and “A” level set books.

Intwasa events to look forward to include The Spring Jazz Night featuring Prudence Katomeni, Rute Mbangwa, Lady Tshawe, The Outfit and Donna N that will take place at Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel on Thursday as well as the Bulawayo Bayethe Concert, featuring 20 local musicians, that will be hosted by Large City Hall on Saturday.

To cater for comedy lovers, Intwasa organisers have lined up Comedy Night at Bulawayo Rainbow on Wednesday that will feature United Kingdom-based Viv Groskop, Babongile Sikhonjwa, Doc Vikela, Ntando, Q the boss and Gonyeti.

Theatre enthusiasts can look forward to the plays Untikoloshi written by Nohlalo Dube and directed by Styx Mhlanga as well as The Warrior written by Germany-based Chris Mlalazi and directed by Matesu Dube. Both plays will take place at Bulawayo Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

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