Gangly musician Jah Prayzah (real name Mukudzei Mukombe) has promised fireworks at the forthcoming First Gig slated for Friday at the Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex.
REPORT BY SILENCE CHARUMBIRA
The musician last week declared he and Sulumani Chimbetu had grown stronger and should not find it tough to perform at the venue.
The venue is known as Alick Macheso’s home ground and this is the first time that Sulu would be leading a contigent of fellow musicians for a show in the gigantic venue.
This will be against the backdrop of a rift between Sulu and Macheso (whether real or imagined) that has left music lovers succumbing to the temptation of comparing their latest albums.
Sulu seems to have won “the war”, but the debate still rages on and many should be looking forward to comparing a crowd the show would attract to Macheso’ s full houses at the complex.
Jah Prayzah said a combined force should do the trick.
“I know the Aquatic Complex is normally for giants. I take it as a challenge, but Sulu and I have also grown stronger. a combined effort should do it,” he said.
“We have been working so hard to get to the level that we are at now and we have also become more acceptable to others that never entertained us before.
“I think our combination with Madzibaba [Nicholas Zakaria] at the show is good enough.”
He said he was also polishing his forthcoming album Tsviriyo, due for release by end of March.
“The album is on another level, as it contains a duet with Tuku, titled Cecilia and another track that would definitely be a surprise to my fans,” said Jah Prayzah.
He said Tsviriyo refers to the wild cheers and whistles made by fans whenever he is on stage, making its release a celebratory album.
Organisers of the gig last week said it was meant to measure the growth that Sulu and Jah Prayzah had attained over the few years of hard work.
“No one can doubt what the two can do, but it is necessary to measure their capabilities in front of a huge audience,” said Josh Hozheri of Jazz 105.