Outspoken Chimurenga music legend, Thomas Mapfumo had a sigh of relief over the weekend following impressive numbers that showed up for his concert together with Sulumani “Sulu” Chimbetu at Club Las Vega.
Sulu turned out a saviour for the 73-year-old as unanticipated numbers – as per Mukanya’s trend – thronged the Southerton night hideout spot.
Though it cannot be stated whether the numbers translated into targeted gains for the singers as most people negotiated to part with 20 bond notes when the gate charge had been fixed at US$10, a good turn out is what was more important to save Mukanya’s face
Since arrival from his United States of America (USA) base, early December, Mapfumo’s shows have been characterized with poor attendance.
Even the attention that shifted towards the “Nyoka Musango” hit-maker following Tuku’s death, attacking Sungura maestro Alick Macheso and dismissing him as an international artist could not aide and boost number of attendants at his shows.
Through it all Mukanya has remained stubborn and ignorant to the reality of his wearing off popularity and continues to lineup shows.
Could it be high time he hangs the mic?