The birthday of musician Andrew Ngwenya, better known as Andy Muridzo, is in June, but today the pint-sized musician entertains those celebrating their February birthdays when he performs at Club Joy Centre PaFio in Highfield in a show dubbed One Big Party Kujecha.
By Moses Mugugunyeki
The show, which starts at 6pm, was organised by Jive Zimbabwe under its #OneBigParty franchise and Club Joy Centre Group.
The #OneBigParty concept is meant to bring artistes, businesspeople and entrepreneurs together, according to Jive Zimbabwe director Benjamin Nyandoro.
“#OneBigParty is a franchise established by Jive Zimbabwe that seeks to bring together people celebrating their birthdays, anniversaries, milestones, achievements, awards, anything that made your month every month,” he said.
“Our vision is to have this day on the same day everywhere where people come together to celebrate. We have activities lined up for this month and on February 25 [today] we will be at Club Joy Centre celebrating under the theme #OneBigParty Kujecha, with a live performance from Andy Muridzo.”
Last month the popular outdoor entertainment event marked its first anniversary and a big party was thrown at Truck Inn in Southerton. The event drew a full house.
Nyandoro said the idea of the event was to involve as many arts stakeholders as possible, hence their decision to move from one joint to another and having different artistes to perform.
“The #OneBigParty celebrations are held monthly where we invite different artistes to grace and perform. In March Jah Signal will perform while Prosper and Comic Pastor will entertain merrymakers. In May the stage will be for Tatenda Pinjisi,” he said.
The entertainment hub director said his company was willing to partner entertainment joints for such kind of celebrations.
“Jive Zimbabwe invites established entertainment joints to join the celebrations and enjoy the huge network of happy people,” he said.
Club Joy Centre director David Mudzudzu said he was happy to partner Jive Zimbabwe for such a noble cause.
“I am into entertainment and partnering #OneBigParty is one way of promoting our arts industry,” Mudzudzu said.
Touted for bringing music to the people through his open-air gigs which are performed at Club Joy Centre joints dotted across Harare and Chitungwiza, Mudzudzu said there was no better way to celebrate the lives of those that were born in February.
“I am a March ‘baby’, but let’s not talk about it now. We will be celebrating the lives of those that were born in February and there is no better way to celebrate life and the Lord’s blessing than through such a show.”
The show will give Muridzo the chance to sample songs from his forthcoming album titled Munondo. The singer became popular following the release of his second album titled Ngarizhambe, which carries hits such as Dherira, Chidhafu Dhunda, Ngaituruke and Zvipande, which he is likely to play today.
“We are inviting people from all walks of life to attend the show. Club Joy Centre is an outdoor centre with a spacious parking facility. We have big screens to show English Premier League football games and there is a braai area and gango is also there,” Mudzudzu said.