Flem B, Zimpraise show class
HARARE – Not even the persistent showers could put a damper on Saturday’s Carnival Thanksgiving Gospel Show at Glamis Stadium in which South African gospel star Benjamin Dube (pictured) was the star attraction.
Hundreds braved the showers and the biting cold which hit the venue for the greater of Saturday and went back home a happy lot after a classy performance by Dube and several Zimbabwean groups.
The South African gospel star, who flew into Harare about an hour before his show, jolted the crowd into dancing mode when he played the popular I feel Like Going On.
With the crowd, which included recently crowned Miss Carnival Queen 2013 Dananai Chipunza and Miss Heritage Zimbabwe 2013 Thabiso Phiri singing along, it was carnival time in earnest.
The Ngiyamthanda Ujesu singer also performed several of his popular hits including When I think about Jesus, I Don’t Feel No-Ways Tired, Uyahalalela, Holy Spirit and many more to the satisfaction of the passionate crowd.
Blessing ‘Flem B’ Manyangadze used Saturday’s Carnival Thanksgiving Gospel Show to demonstrate why he has suddenly become one of the most-talked about gospel performers in Zimbabwe. The reigning ZBC-TV Video of the Year winner, who had dazzled at Christ Embassy’s Bling Bling Concert on Friday Night, staged a well-choreographed show which left the fairly sparse crowd mesmerised.
The highlight of Flem B’s performance was when he played Ndichamutambira and Handidzokere Shure.
Another group which delivered a sterling performance at the Carnival Thanksgiving Gospel Show was Zimpraise.
The interdenominational group’s diverse dance repertoire warmed up the crowd which was battling against the cold and showers.
Zimpraise’s Marbel Madondo performed the song Mazuva Acho which was composed by her late sister Jackie Madondo who died in 2004. It was an emotional moment for many.
The gospel show was also graced by the inimitable Celebration Choir, ZCC Mbungo, The Salvation Army, New Life Covenant Choir, His Presence Choir and many more. –
Dakarai Mashava, Entertainment Editor