The Herald (Harare)

10 November 2012

Zimbabwe: Gig Lives to Billing

One just had to be there at the recently held Miss Curvy bush party to realise that Zimbabwe is endowed with women of all shapes and sizes, who love their meat and frolic in a big way. Pagomo along Mazowe Road, just opposite Blue Ridge was last week Saturday the place to be, where some well-known Harare socialites, dressed in expensive apparel, flaunted their top of the range wheels, while treating themselves to good music, food and wine.

It was indeed a top-notch binge, that afforded revellers to wine and dine with some of the country's beauties, from previous Miss Curvy beauty pageant holders to the current contestants.

By midday, a number of party poopers had already gathered in-groups, with some partaking in some of the day's events that included volleyball, dunhu, and raka-raka to reinforce a revelling ambiance.

Like a true bush party, ladies were dressed in shorts, T-shirts of varying sizes and matching heels, while guys really looked macho, exposing well-toned muscles as they strutted in tees, cargo pants shorts, that well complemented either by leather sandals and flops.

With beer, meat and music flowing timely, conversations bridged generation and class gaps that ironically were closing at alarming speed, as relations become more cozier, indicative of a partying night that was to follow.

Twenty one-year-old Rose from Christon Bank said the party was cool.

"The party is just unique and I just love the way people are hanging out and exchanging contacts and all," she enthused.

Like the Shona adage "Hove huru dzinodyira kwavira," the real partying started at around 8pm, as more revellers joined in the carousing that spilled into the early hours of Sunday. Organiser of the event Mercy Mushaninga said the gig lived to billing, adding that she will plan similar events in the near future.

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