Energetic dancer Evidence Kufinya, popularly known as Generator in entertainment circles has ditched Sam Dondo’s Impala Subway Crooners for Romeo Gasa’s sungura outfit Extra Valembe.
By Staff Reporter
Gasa has also roped in Congolese Ariana “Dispatch” Johnson to add impetus to his youthful band ahead of the release of his fourth album titled Bhoo Zvekuti to be launched at Portugal Restaurant (Pinsao) in Harare on September 11.
Extra Valembe manager Bornface “Chief” Chisvine confirmed to The Standard Style yesterday that Generator – a former Jah Prayzah backing vocalist was part of the Extra Valembe.
“We have taken her on board and she is excited to work with Romeo. This is an opportune arrival when we are about to launch our new album,” said Chisvine. “She is an experienced musician whom I believe would be very helpful both as a dancer and backing vocalist.”
Generator, who made her name on the local showbiz scene with her exceptional dancing skills, especially during her time at Jah Prayzah’s Third Generation Band, joins Extra Valembe after a brief stint at Impala Subway Crooners where she had a fallout with the band management.
“I am happy to have this opportunity to work with Romeo. I know the future is bright and the working conditions are better,” she said.
Generator is not a stranger to controversy after she was fired twice from the Third Generation Band over reports of misconduct. She once claimed to be the brains behind Ngorima Fusion Band, a claim that was debunked by Jairos Chabvonga who had assembled the outfit.
The dancer was also part of Fungisai Zvakavapano’s backing vocalists. However, she said her past is now water under the bridge as she now focuses on her new job at Extra Valembe.
Chisvine said Johnson was more than a chanter.
“This guy is just good. He can sing fluently in Shona and his input is good, just come to our album launch and watch him on stage live,” he said.
Tracks to look forward to on Gasa’s forthcoming album include Varume Munoshusha, Nhamo Haina Zera, Kugona Ndekwenyu, Chihuta Changu, Rudo Vaviri, Zano and Anyumwa Bere Nderake.