MASVINGO – Music legend Oliver Mtukudzi stole the limelight from fellow sungura music icon, Alick Macheso and self-proclaimed dancehall king, Guspy Warrior when they performed at Mucheke Stadium, Masvingo on Friday night.
The veteran Katekwe music singer proved his legendary traits as he put up a scintillating showcase.
Tuku came on stage after Guspy Warrior had attempted to justify why he is regarded as the man of the moment in the dancehall music circles.
Tuku kept thousands of his fans on their toes throughout his act, belting most of his old and some recent songs.
But it was his golden oldies that wooed fans and left them clamouring for more. Songs like Kuvarairwa Uchifamba, Unondipasa Manyemwe mesmerised fans.
The concert, with such a rare combination of musicians ignited the usually sleepy city and left thousands of music fans calling for more.
Macheso whose band this year received a knock after losing several members did not disappoint.
The sungura music guru joined Tuku on the stage when he was about to wrap-up his act amid a standing ovation from the crowd.
The two crème dela crème of musicians hugged and embraced each other on stage as fans screamed before they joined each other to belt out Tuku’s song Shami.
Guspy Warrior also lived up to expectations as he performed his dancehall songs to the delight of the youths. But it was the song of the moment Seunononga that thrilled youthful fans leading to others invading the stage.
“That show was fantastic; those guys Tuku and Macheso are real legends. It was actually an early Christmas present for us here in Masvingo, I wish they could come back again and stage another joint show,” said Israel Kandemiri at Yeukai Bar in Mucheke D.
The concert attracted fans from various districts of Masvingo province with some having travelled for over 200 km. They came from places such as Chiredzi, Gutu, Mwenezi, Bikita, Zaka and Chivi.
“I was satisfied by the musicians’ performance and I do not regret travelling several kilometres to the show
“The concert was superb and those two music icon plus that young man should be honoured,” said Tsakelani Hlongwane, who had travelled from Chikombedzi.