The diverse choice of artists to perform at the much-anticipated Wizkid concert pencilled for Friday at Old Hararians Sports Club virtually makes it a national event, the show’s spokesperson Larry Kwirirayi has said.
By Kennedy Nyavaya
Artists scheduled to perform include Bulawayo’s Cal_Vin and Mzoe 7, Junior Brown, Cynthia Mare and DJ Storm, among many others.
In an interview with The Standard Style, Kwirirayi said they had invited hip-hop acts to promote the genre locally and assembled artists from various parts of the country to remove the element of making it a “Harare event”.
“We have local hip-hop artists performing at the event because we want to maintain the essence of the show, unlike what has been done in the past, inviting musicians from other genres to support international acts, this has been done to promote the genre locally,” he said.
“Wizkid is visiting Zimbabwe, not only Harare, so the artists are also from different parts of the country, which makes it a national event.”
He also added that ticket sales had gone up as the scepticism was eliminated when the multi award-winning Nigerian star posted a video that he was indeed coming with his band.
“Wizkid posted a video confirming he is coming with a band, as has become synonymous with him on international tours. There is a rush for the tickets now although people had been sceptical because of how these kind of shows have been handled in the past,” he added.
Kwirirayi said there would be tight security at the venue as they had engaged reliable security personnel and the police.
Born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, the Star Boy would be staging his first show in Zimbabwe.