The Herald (Harare)

2 February 2013

Zimbabwe: Pre-Valentine Party At Circus

Winky D Embraces Sungura ( Resource: Winky D - Sungura audio

ONE of the upmarket joints in Harare - Circus Nightclub - will tonight host a pre-Valentine's gig featuring the best in urban grooves. On the bill are rappers Stunner and ExQ as well as dancehall prodigy Freeman who will perform live on stage.

This is part of what is known as club performance where top artistes stage their acts for about 30 or so minutes and then get to mix and mingle with fans.

Stunner, whose real name is Desmond Chideme, is not new to club performance though.

The only difference is that he will partner with two other popular youngsters ExQ and Freeman.

EXQ and Stunner have a long history together and whenever they perform together fans can't get enough of their music.

The "Team Hombe" hitmaker has become a force not only in music but also as the "King of Bling".

He's got swagg and the skill of an actor. Stunner does not leave anything to chance as perfection is part of his game.

As for ExQ, he does not mince his words when it comes to matters of the heart.

He style of dragging the beat while lacing his lyrical venom on the track sets him apart from other contenders in the game.

He does not boast about having the best punchlines and rhymes but he focuses on love matters that even in Shona, his mother tongue, he simply lays the lyrics plain and simple.

He has got so much swagg and women love him for that.

One of his all time classics is the collaboration with Oliver Mtukudzi where he displays his lyrical prowess matching that of the Senior Superstar. Who would forget "Mazirudo" or "Pandakakuona"?

Just to add colour to what may already have been a star-studded line-up will be Freeman of the "Joina City" fame.

The reggae/dancehall artiste commands a huge following, mostly among the youths.

Kudzai Matondo, who is more popularly known as DJ Dee Nosh - the other half of D&L Entertainment the organisers of the gig - said there were many more live acts coming to the club.

"It should not be a surprise to see other foreign acts like Ice Prince, Davido or Wizkid from Nigeria coming to perform at the club.

We are starting with our local artistes but in future we are going to host foreign artistes including those from South Africa and Zambia," he said.

Dee Nosh promised patrons a good outing saying Winky D will be performing at the joint on February 16, during the D&L company's third anniversary.

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