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Tocky Vibes is one dancehall musician who has been slammed for poor performances of late. At some functions dancehall fans throw missiles at the musician though critics have argued that he has been a victim of deep-seated divisions that characterise the genre.

Critics have questioned why it is only in Harare where the musician has been attacked. Over the weekend the musician thrilled fans in Chegutu when he shared the stage with sungura musician Peter Moyo.

For close to two hours the musician showed energy performing most of his hit songs.

Songs “Mhai”, “Hande Tocky” and “Usarara Muka” were enough to send the crowd into delirium.

He performed with a full band and fans jostled to get closer to the stage when he began his act.

He proved that he is still a force to reckon in the dancehall fraternity as fans could not get enough of him.

Some fans who spoke to The Herald Entertainment said people should appreciate that the young musician is talented.

“Vanomumakira kugona kwake ndosaka vachituma vanhu kuti vamuteme (They hate him for his talent, that is why they send fans to throw cans),” said one Stella Mutaga.

Some said the musician has managed to bring a fresh dimension to Zim dancehall that is marred by hate speech.

“He is a true reflection of Zim dancehall because he sings meaningful music that everyone can understand,” said another fan, Reward Mutota.

The musician’s manager, Elvis Bokosha, said they were taking a different approach and it was good that fans were appreciating that.

“I don’t know what could be the reason for people to slam him like that but as you have seen here people enjoyed his performance,” he said.

Moyo was the last performer and the musician tried his best to beat the bar set by Tocky Vibes.

He managed to take his fans down memory lane to the days of his late father Tongai when he played the lead guitar on songs “Muchina Muhombe” and “Zakeo”.

Meanwhile, Tocky Vibes will leave the country this week to perform in London. The musician is set to share the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi, Jah Prayzah and Kinna.

Each time Tocky Vibes performs in London he thrills and he has promised fireworks.

“We are taking our new album there and a lot is expected,” said Bokosha.

Source : The Herald