The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: It's Super Weekend

It's a special weekend full of entertainment with the National Arts Merit Awards slated for Bulawayo tomorrow as well as several shows to mark Valentine's Day. A number of gigs have been lined up beginning today until Sunday when revellers wind up their hectic weekend filled with love and romance.

Jah Prayzah alongside Kapfupi will invade Megga 1.

The gig, which will be a mix of comedy and a bit of dancehall, promises to be a good one. Jah Prayzah will be giving fans a foretaste of new songs from his upcoming album, "Tsviriyo." Kapfupi, on the other hand, has been sticking with his old hits like "Mai Nga" and "Madamburo" among others.

Alick Macheso will perform at Mushandirapamwe Hotel on Saturday. Judging from the show he held at Jongwe Corner last Saturday, fans are guaranteed a five-star performance from the King of Sungura. Macheso is on a redemption course after producing a rather lukewarm album.

Of interest is how the Chimbetus -- Tryson, Douglas and Suluman - will perform this weekend.

Dendera protege Tryson will be at City Sports Bar and he will also be sampling songs from his latest album that is expected to be released soon. Another heir to the dendera throne, Douglas, will be playing at Las Vegas Bar in Mufakose tonight.

While he has not been as lucky as his siblings from the "Chimbetu dynasty", he has backed the likes of Peter Moyo, Somandla "Mafia" Ndebele and cousin Tryson.

Interestingly, music followers have noticed how Douglas continues to carry the original dendera beat unlike his peers. On his debut album "Tsimba", Douglas has maintained the famous beat.

Man of the moment Suluman will lead his pack to Bulawayo where he is expected to perform at Amakhosi.

The "Sean Timba" hitmaker is on top of his game and has not had enough time to rest after staging memorable shows in the Seychelles.

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