BY STYLE REPORTER
A music outfit comprising of local journalists has been compelled to abandon work on its forthcoming album titled The Return, adhering to the government’s 21-day lockdown in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Chikava, as the group is known, is made up of the H-Metro duo of Rest Mutore and Trust Khosa, Phathisani Sibanda of Star FM, AMH’s Winstone Antonio, Blessing Masakadza of Daily News and Tawanda Marwizi, who writes for The Anchor.
The group’s spokesperson Antonio said as celebrities, they should lead by example and had to shelve their “return” by staying at home.
“Covid-19 is a problem to everyone and it’s good the authorities have taken measures to stop the spread of the scourge,” Antonio said.
“We have been urging people to stay home and now that there is an official position, the government’s position, we will keep on with the awareness.”
Antonio said work on the new album was at an advanced stage, but they had to postpone the launch which was set to be held at Padziva along Kirkman Road on April 25.
He said they have to stick to the initial venue to accommodate all their fans, however, at new date to be announced.
“We have an option of choosing another venue when the virus recedes, but that would be unfair to our fans,” he said.
“We want everyone to witness the historical launch. There are chances that we are going to have a marathon of sporting events following these unending postponements of activities.
“But what I’m still confident of and what I can assure you is the album will be out this year.
“This has not only affected us, we have read about Jah Prayzah postponing his scheduled online launch. The good thing is that the welfare of our members is not a worry.”
The group came to prominence after their debut album — Chikava — which carried chart-topping songs like Rudo and Chikava.
The group is known for its diversity — having released singles from different genres.