A music gala which has been organised by Chitungwiza Football Club as part of its fundraising activities has reunited sungura stars Alick Macheso and Nicholas Madzibaba Zakaria, who are part of a star-studded line-up that performs today at Chibuku Stadium in Chitungwiza.
BY TAWANDA TADERERA
Residents are in for a treat as some of the country’s top artists will perform at the gala which kicks off this morning and ends around midnight. Veteran gospel artist Mechanic Manyeruke and his son Emmanuel aka Guspy Warrior and Zimdancehall chanter Dadza D are among the top performers at the show, which is meant to raise funds for the football team which was established last year.
However, the major highlights of the show will be Macheso and Madzibaba who share the stage after a very long time — especially in Chitungwiza where they launched their careers.
Solomon Mudavanhu, one of the organisers of the event, told The Standard Style that the stage had been set.
“Preparations went smoothly and we are now waiting for the show,” said Mudavanhu, who is also coach of Chitungwiza Football Club.
Mudavanhu said apart from raising funds for the soccer team, they also wanted the community of Chitungwiza to have fun.
“We are a community team and we want our supporters to enjoy themselves. Music, like soccer or any other sport, brings communities together,” he said.
Manyeruke said the gala was something he was looking up to, especially for a community like Chitungwiza.
“This is a good thing for us artists to be associated with football players as this gives us better recognition in our community,” he said.
“All the things are in the hands of God and fans should expect a day of joy through music that touches the soul.”
Zakaria said it was a good thing for young people to be involved in various activities that develop their communities.
“As we know, there are no jobs, but we urge youths to take part in everything that can make them survive, like football. They must embrace such ideas,” said Zakaria.
“I want to give my fans a good performance and I promise them mabhanan’ana [thunder] where I will perform some of my new songs from my forthcoming album which will be out soon.”
He said that artists should help those who were in need, especially young people.
“We know there are no jobs, but we have to try and bring something for them to survive and this show is a starting point for us to help the team,” he said.
The show starts at 9am until midnight with a fee of $4 for adults and $1 for children.