The Herald (Harare)

6 December 2012

Zimbabwe: Kelvin Sifelani Back in Town

Jonathan Mbiriyamveka — Popular radio and television personality Kelvin Sifelani is back in town for yet another dance with his soul music lovers. Affectionately known on the club circuit as "The Soul Supreme", Kelvin - who is on his annual holiday - is expected to feature at a welcome party scheduled for ZimCafe Hotel & Conference Centre tomorrow night.

The United Kingdom-based veteran deejay, who specialised in soul and R'n'B music on the then Radio 3 now Power FM, arrived in Harare on Saturday afternoon and will be around until January next year.

"Yeah man! I feel honoured and looking forward to the party. I just want to let everyone know that 'Kedza' is back and I hope we will have a good time.

"I will try to make my game tight by mixing old skool and some new skool stuff. So it is going to be some serious partying," he said.

The Soul Supreme still commands a huge following on the club scene and many of his fans were ardent listeners of his radio show dubbed "The Saturday Late Night Soul Selections".

He is also known for popularising the club banger called "Let the Beat Hit Them" by Lisa Lisa which he played as his signature tune.

"The Soul Supreme" is expected to join the leaders in old skool - Huggies Entertainment - which boasts veterans in the genre, the likes of Kudzi "Mr Kool" Marudza, Witness "Chuman" Matema, Ronald "D-Train" Chiwanza, Webster "DJ Webber" Brandy and DJ Candy.

All the DJs on the line-up have years of experience in filling up the dance floors and rocking the masses.

The last time "the Soul Supreme" was in the country he literally left some fond memories with music lovers failing to get enough of soul music.

He got massive support during his farewell gigs and he promised to return.

And now that he is back together with Huggies Entertainment, the likes of Mr Kool, who is a legend in his own right, the welcome party will be a must-attend for the mature in sound.

According to Chuman there is going to be a lot of energy at ZimCafe once the deejays start rotating on the decks.

"Oh man, it is going to be a thriller. We are building up to the main show on December 31, featuring all the veteran DJs. As we speak, we have secured the venue and everything is falling into place," he said.

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