Weekend Entertainment Review with Munashe Chokodza
This weekend had an entertainment galore and merry makers were spoilt for choice as two Jamaican artists Beenie Man and Demarco were in town. The mood in Harare was electric as entertainment starved fans had to chose between local collection or international acts.
The veteran music promoter, Partson Chimbodza who had taken a sabbatical is back. On Saturday he justified his worthy after organizing a good show by any standard at the open space close to City Sports Centre. The show which featured Zimdancehall artists was largely a platform for upcoming musicians to showcase their talent.
Long Cheng Plaza
Demarco who had charmed ghetto youths ahead of his show at Long Cheng Plaza failed to deliver to the expectation of thousands of fans who turned up to watch him perform. Local acts including Dobba Don and Kinnah had better performances and seemed to connect well with fans- and this saved the day for the Jamaican star.
The fast rising promotional company, 2 Kings hosted Macheso and the son of the late Pengaudzoke legend Josphat Somanje, Faheem at Odyssey Hotel on Friday night. Macheso whose stage performance has always thrilled his fans did not disappoint as he used the opportunity to sample songs from his upcoming album to be released soon.
After a thrilling act at the Odyssey Hotel in Kadoma, Macheso and Faheem Somanje proceeded to Midlands Hotel for another show. Gweru revelers had another show to remember as the duo performed beyond expectation and judging from their reception, the king of sungura is still charming.
Alex Sports club
The king of dancehall, Beenie Man left his Zimbabwean fans a disappointed lot, his below standard performance did not go down well with many people who had expected him to do what he knows best. The show was saved by the evergreen Winky D who seem to always outclass foreign acts each time he is slotted as a supporting act. Man of the moment, Jah Prayzah did not have a good day in office as he also failed to spark. The show at Alex Park was packed to capacity.
City Sports Centre
The home of Zimdancehall, City Sports Centre hosted a lot of upcoming artists looking for a way to take them to another level. Seh Calaz set the house on fire with his electric performance while Silent Killer followed suit with another top notch performance, justifying why he is regarded as the man of the moment.