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Sungura fans should expect to see rare collaborations and fireworks on stage at Gwanzura Stadium this Friday where Chipaz Promotions will be celebrating its 10th anniversary starting from as early 8pm until early hours of Saturday.

Dubbed “Sungura Night”, the gig will see at least 10 top musicians performing including the controversial Jacob Moyana, who makes his first appearance at a major show after a bit of a tussle with music promoter Partson “Chipaz” Chimbodza.

Moyana, who is known for his notoriety in song, failed to perform at the 21st February Movement gala held at the same venue in February as organisers felt his lyrics were not appropriate for such an occasion.

However, Moyana has since made it clear to Chipaz that he was much more than what most people think or say about him.

He is not a musician who thrives on sexually explicit content but has a catalogue of other hits that are perceived as “clean”.

According to Moyana of the “Munotidako” fame, his music is clean except for those with a dirty mind.

“I think it is a question of different languages.

“Just because I speak a different language from other does not make me a mischievous musician,” he once said.

It appears all eyes will be on Moyana who will be testing the waters among the big names in the likes of Alick Macheso, Nicholas Zakaria, Peter “Young Igwe” Moyo, Jah Prayzah, Leonard Zhakata, Suluman Chimbetu, Somandla Ndebele, First Farai, Tryson Chimbetu, Dembo Brothers and Kapfupi.

Fans can expect to see Macheso and Nicolas “Madzibaba” Zakaria rekindling the good old days when the two used to be the core of famed group, Khiama Boys.

Yes, those days the Khiama Boys had several talented musicians with Madzibaba and Macheso leading in vocals.

The group recorded a number of hits including the chart toppers “Ndineurombo”, “Mabhauwa” and “Mabvi Nemagokora”, which is often loosely translated as “On bending knees” by the group’s zealous fans.

There is no doubt there are some people who still long for those days and you cannot blame them for that because the Khiama Boys used to be a staple on ZBCTV musical programmes.

Both Macheso and Madzibaba are veterans in their own right and it is hard to compare the two considering that Macheso has high regards for Madzibaba, who is also known as the Senior Lecturer.

Other exciting duets will come from Jah Prayzah and Suluman, Somandla and Young Igwe as well as the Chimbetus.

Chipaz Promotions was launched in 2004 with a night club in Chitungwiza called Club Chipaz where it played host to some big names in show business.

After acquiring a promoter’s licence from the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, the company then started hosting big shows in and outside Harare. Some of the shows that were successfully held include the “Zim Finest Gig”, “Dancehall Shutdown”, “The Big Four”, “Sungura Shutdown” and “Dancehall Fiesta”.

It was only last year that the company was recognised for its role when Chimbodza was named the Promoter of the Year at the National Arts Merit Awards.

A number of young musicians including Jah Prayzah, Kapfupi, Suluman Chimbetu, King Shaddy and Freeman have all been mentored by Chimbodza.

Source : The Herald

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