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Despite initial indications that Alick Macheso had stopped playing his hit “Tafadzwa” at shows because of his nasty divorce saga with estranged wife Tafadzwa Mapako, the musician revealed he still enjoys playing the song like any other of his tracks after he performed it at a show in Beitbridge recently.

The song was apparently written for Tafadzwa at the initial stages of their relationship.

The musician took many by surprise when he played “Tafadzwa” for almost 30 minutes at Dulibadzimu Stadium last Sunday. Some fans requested for the song as he took to the stage as a way of provoking him.

He played the song and fans went wild.

In an interview after the show Macheso said there was no emotional attachment to the song. “I played Tafadzwa just like any other of my songs and there is no emotional attachment to it. I like all my songs and it was a mere coincidence that when I met with Tafadzwa the song was already on the album.

“I want to assure my fans that whatever is happening in my private life will come to pass and that I will continue performing to the best of my abilities,” he said.

The Sungura maestro took to the stage at around 3pm and the show ended on a high note at 11pm.

It was for the first time for the Orchestra Mberikwazvo to stage a family show in the border town this year.

Their last family show was held Pagomba Cafe when they partnered with Progress Chipfumo last year.

Macheso took the fans down the memory lane when he played yesterday year his such as “Mundikumbuke”, “Madhuve”, “Samasimba”, “Murume” and “Chengetai”.

The close to 1 000 fans went into frenzy when Macheso played two songs by the late Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo – “Muchina Muhombe” and “Zvinoita Murudo”.

He also played “Uthando”, a collaboration he did with the late songstress Beater Mangethe.

Macheso paid tribute to his family and legion of fans for their continued support in light with the marital issues he is currently facing.

The king of Sungura added that the fans should look forward to his new album before the end of this year.

“I have taken long to release the album because I am busy building a studio at my house. Construction will be complete in the next four weeks. With issues of piracy on the increase in the country I find it better to record the album at my own studio,” said Macheso.

He also commended minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Professor Jonathan Moyo for his interest towards the development of music and arts in the country.

One of the show organisers Tino Sifure said they were happy about the show.

“We are very happy with the support we are getting from the community and we are planning on another big show soon,” said Sifure.

Source : The Herald

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