Zhakata, Mahendere to headline family show

HARARE - Zora maestro Leonard Zhakata and gospel music star Michael Mahendere will headline a family show to be held at Kingstone House in Harare which will feature both gospel and secular artistes.

Gospel artistes who will perform at the event are Kudzi Nyakudya, Abraham Matuka and Brother Sam while secular music fans can look forward to performances by sungura artiste Tendai Dembo, United Kingdom-based Lamont Chitepo and reggae artiste Bobo Fyah.

The Friday family show will also feature several DJs who include DJ Sammy Tee, T Fwesh, DJ Pido Bwoy, Uncle Liquid, Quality, Dy Vengeance, T Riley, King Lynexx, Kay Cee Galis, Lady Boss and Master Dee.

There is no doubt, though, that all eyes will be on veteran musician Zhakata and Zimbabwean gospel music’s rising star Mahendere. The duo is currently doing well with red-hot new albums which are getting a lot of attention on many local radio stations.

Zhakata’s latest album, Mutunga Dzese, has spawned hits such as Madam Boss, Zvine Mwaka and Moyo Wekutenda which have dominated local charts including Radio Zimbabwe Coca Cola Top 20 hits programme and the National FM Top 20. A couple of months ago Madam Boss made history when it became the first song to generate over 10 000 votes on the Radio Zimbabwe Coca Cola Top 20 hits in a single week.

At the Kingstone House concert, Zhakata is expected to get a run for his money from Mahendere who is a pastor in Emmanuel Makandiwa’s United Family International Church (UFIC.)The rising gospel music star rose to dizzy heights in 2016 thanks to his album Getting Personal With God 2 which carries hits such as Tinokudai Jesu, I am in Love, Zvichanaka, Mumoyo, We are Soldiers, Makanaka Jesu and Higher Life.

The product of the famous Mahendere Brothers recently released a new album called Getting Personal With God 3 which is already attracting a lot of support from gospel music fans.

For sungura music fans, the family show will provide them with the chance to hear Tendai Dembo perform songs off his recently-released album titled Mushando.

The young sungura artiste has promised to make the most of the family show.

“I am looking forward to the show because it will be a family show. It will enable women and children who rarely attend the concerts we normally hold at night the chance to hear me perform.

“I hope they are going to love our new offering Mushando which is made up of five songs: Usakudze Kupopota, Mushando, Zvinovanetsa, Zorodzai and Eniya,” he said.

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