Preparations for Impala Car Rental’s Change a Life Concert, a charity gig to be headlined by South Africa’s Nasty C, to be held on August 18 at Wingate Golf Club in Harare, are well on course, the organisers have said.
Following the release of his latest album titled Strings and Bling, Nasty C — born Nsikayesizwe Ngcobo — will share the stage with Jah Prayzah, Ammara Brown, Ex Q, Takura, DJ Silence and rising hip-hop star King 98.
“Everything is well in place. We are just waiting for the arrival of the main artiste but we are generally happy with the preparations and ticket sales so far,” said Impala Car rental events and projects manager Tracy Ngoma.
She described the much-anticipated event as a cocktail of “good stage performances from the line-up and a chance for business networks from corporates attending”.
Jah Prayzah’s camp, through manager Keen Mushapaidze, confirmed their participation at the concert, adding that they felt humbled to be part of the supporting acts for the benevolent cause.
“We are always honoured to be part of such charity events because there are more blessings in giving and since we were taken up the ladder by the people, it’s an opportunity for us to do the same,” Mushapaidze said.
However, with what appears to be a pop and hip-hop biased line-up, the crowd-puller’s successful showcase on stage is left to imagination.
“It is a charity concert, not a hip-hop gig, so we expect music lovers because gone are the days when people chose to listen to a particular genre, nowadays it is about good music,” Mushapaidze said.
“We have been to different events with various artistes, hence we see a line-up with artistes and not genres so it is well within our comfort zone.”
Tickets ranging from $15 to $50 are being sold at Chicken-Hut and Liquor Boys outlets, as well as Impala Car Rental offices.
Proceeds, including ticket sales, concessions, auction items, merchandise and sponsorships, will be donated to the Alfred Dondo Foundation (ADF) — a charity organisation that looks after 60 orphans in Mashonaland East province. The ADF, which was founded three years ago, is the brainchild of Impala Car Rental CEO Thompson Dondo.