The Herald (Harare)

21 November 2012

Zimbabwe: All Set for Jamaica Inn City Opening

It is only a day before the new Jamaica Inn City opens this Friday and excitement has reached fever pitch among the performing artistes including guest of honour Philip Chiyangwa who is expected to officially open the outdoor hangout and bar.

The grand opening gig will feature Dino Mudondo, Selmor Mtukudzi alongside Tendai Manatsa and Diamond Musica New Image as well as surprise DJs.

In an interview, Chiyangwa said he was happy to be part of history in the making and hoped the joint will revive its yesteryear days when it was "The" place to be.

"Yes, I am to officially open the hangout in support of my brother Baldwin Nhira whom I have known for years," he said.

Besides Chiyangwa there is also going to be Ruwa businessman Eliot Mtangadura who pledged 50 tickets for fans from Goromonzi South to attend the gig.

According to the manager of the venue, Tsikai Taengwa, there is going to be fireworks on the night.

"There is going to be lots of entertainment and music throughout the night so I want to urge all the discerning revellers to come and have a good time. For those who didn't know, the place used to host big acts like Koffi Olomide, Dr Thomas Mapfumo and the late Simon Chimbetu."

He said Jamaica Inn City now offered more than just accommodation services as it offers quality entertainment.

Dino Mudondo of the Rasta Kwasa fame urged fans to make a date with him at Jamaica Inn City. With a new album up his sleeves Dino is expected to deliver some of his best hits including new songs.

Rising songstress Selmor was upbeat about the gig and promised lots of exciting moments on stage. Selmor said she was working on her second solo project after her debut called "Shungu". She has done two other albums with her husband Tendai -- "Live" recorded at 7 Arts Theatre and the 2012 release "Ndinewe".

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