HARARE – In Kariba, all roads will lead to Cutty Sark Hotel on Saturday where a potentially explosive concert featuring the highly-valorised musician Oliver Mtukudzi will be sharing the stage with an equally talented artiste Lynn “Lady Storm” Magodo, popularly known as Eriza.
Eriza, who will be dating Kariba for the first time, earned her name in local showbiz after featuring in Jah Prayzah’s video Eriza as a star dancer.
Mtukudzi told the Daily News recently that it is his wish to work with virtually every artiste in Zimbabwe, either through collaborations or sharing the stage like he is set to do in Kariba.
Mtukudzi’s publicist and band manager, Sam Mataure, said Tuku wishes every local artiste to be a superstar like him.
“Mdara struggled to be what where he is today and as a result he feels obliged to assist everyone in the showbiz industry. He also has a soft spot for young artistes such as Gary Tight, Lady Storm, Munyaradzi Mataruse among others as he knows that they are legends of tomorrow,” Mataure said.
On the other hand, Eriza loves working with other artistes as she has collaborated with Andy Muridzo and Roki on separate projects as a way of keeping her musical boat afloat and she is happy that this time around she is sharing the stage with one of the most respected artiste not just in Zimbabwe but the world at large.
The bubbly 23-year-old ex-soldier, who fronts rhumba outfit Swagga Band, has an album under her belt called Ndisvikewo. However, some of her critics believe she stormed into the limelight mainly owing to her vivacious looks.
Though she has proved to be a darling to many entertainment lovers since she rose to popularity, Eriza has fought endless battles with fellow female dancers such as Zoey Sifelani and Beverly Sibanda among others.
Zoey, Bev return to Private Lounge Bulawayo
Leading erotic dancers Zoey Sifelani and Beverly Sibanda will be returning to Bulawayo by public demand and the duo will be performing at the new joint, Private Lounge Bulawayo tonight.
Bev said the idea of opening a new joint at Cecil Hotel tomorrow has come at the right time.
“I was born a dancer; the opening of Private Lounge in Bulawayo is a positive development to us as it means our territories are being enlarged. More dance groups are being formed on a daily basis hence we need more joints for our shows,” said the multi-award winning Sexy Angels front lady.
On the other hand, Zoey, who is credited for initiating Bev into pole dancing, is equally happy with the new development.
“Vachandiona ini muchawa ndauya. Vachatiguta chaizvo chaizvo (They will have enough of me there),” said the Red Angels founder.
Chibuku Neshamwari goes to Manicaland, Bulawayo
Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance is hosting two provincial competitions in Manicaland and Bulawayo tomorrow.
Rusape’s Vhengere Stadium is hosting this year’s Manicaland competitions while Habane Bar in Esigodini hosts Bulawayo provincial finals.
In each province, 10 traditional dance groups will be clashing for supremacy. In Bulawayo, Khaya Arts, Imvimbi Arts, Ingwenyama Arts, Woza Africa Per Arts, Sekunjalo MaAfrica, Iluba le Mvelo, Abangane, Jaiva Traditional Group, Thandanani Women Ensemble and Bambanani are set to compete tomorrow while last year’s winners Ezimnyama Dance Ensemble will showcase as a guest group.
In Manicaland, there is Watyamhembwe, Machena Traditional Dance, Mansa, Echoes, Maungwe Traditional Group, Redwing Mine Bheni Arinoti, Usatya Traditional Dance Group, Charurwa, Mutare Polytechnic and Gure Wamkulu (Mutasa Nyau Dance).
Dhuma Tasangana, the winners of Manicaland Province last year, will perform as a guest group tomorrow. The winning group from each province will pocket $500 and compete in the national Chibuku Neshamwari traditional dance competition scheduled for Bulawayo on July 30 at White City Stadium.
National winners will pocket $4 000 while $3 000 and $2 000 will be for the first and second runners-up respectively.
Australian Embassy brings Australian Indigenous Film Festival to Zimbabwe
The Australian Embassy in Harare is proud to present the Black Screen Australian Indigenous film festival in Zimbabwe, showcasing the best of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait film-making and storytelling.
The festival will be screening for free at Alliance Francaise in Harare from 12-8pm on Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11, and all are welcome. The festival will show 30 features, short films and documentaries by renowned filmmakers from the Black Screen Collection, part of Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive.
The Black Screen Collection promotes cultural awareness and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen culture, showcasing and supporting Australia’s indigenous talent on and off screen.
Australian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Suzanne McCourt said ‘this festival provides a unique opportunity for Zimbabweans to experience Australia’s rich and diverse Indigenous culture and history. ”
Bollywood Night: House Full 3
Sterkinekor Borrowdale will bring House Full 3, a Bollywood movie at 6:30pm tonight. Three men have to convince a father that they are a good fit for his daughters.
Love Over Hate
Downtown Night Club, Machipisa will tonight host the “Love Over Hate” reggae and dancehall night. Entertainment will be provided by Afrikan Star Sound, Silverflame Sound and Black Empire Sound.
Roll Out the Barrel
Tonight at 7pm, One67 Enterprise Road brings “Roll Out the Barrel”. A fun pub night, with bangers and mash, fish and chips and other pub grub. There will be music from Mande Snyman and Tony Palmer.
Mokoomba Farewell Concert/Party
Tonight at the New Ambassador Hotel rooftop at 10pm Mokoomba will hold a farewell concert from June 15 to August 22. Bryan K will be a supporting act.
Sulu headlines Destiny reopening
Suluman Chimbetu will tonight perform at the official reopening of Destiny Nite Club in Westlea.
He will share the stage with prolific guitarist Progress Chipfumo at this particular gig.
On Saturday, June 11, the Gunship lands at Takarangana Nite Club in Hatcliffe for another special performance. On Sunday, June 12, the Captain and his Orchestra Dendera Kings holds a family show at Wedza Spacemen in Glen Norah.