Tambaoga resurfaces at jam session


HARARE – Musician Last “Tambaoga” Chiyangwa, popular for his political jingle Rambai Makashinga released during the height of the controversial land grab programme, is set to perform in Harare tonight at the weekly Jam Session at the City Sports Bar.

The once fierce former president Robert Mugabe bootlicker is set to share the stage with Andy Brown’s widow Nadine, jazz group Too Open, Brodreck Muchezi, Simba de Lion, Power Rasta, Fearless dance group, Mbeu, Tete Pipilo, Madiz, Suzuki, Zaka Stars and Talking Guitars among others.


After falling from political grace, Tambaoga tried to make a comeback in 2009 with the social album Hakata where he focused on social problems affecting the majority of Zimbabweans.

However, the album did not do well as expected by the controversial artiste, famed for his pro-Third Chimurenga (land reform) jingles such as Agirimende and Sendekera, among others.

In 2014, Tambaoga tried to come back again to the showbiz by starring in a local film titled Daraja which revolves around black empowerment.

Tonight’s event will be another platform for Tambaoga to prove himself.

Meanwhile, rising female sungura musician Patricia “Tete Pipilo” Makusha, 54, will take the opportunity to popularise her latest studio album Hombarume that was launched late last year at the same joint.

Tete Pipilo, who has six albums under her belt, launched her musical career at the age of 48.

She ventured into the music industry with the offering Zviri Sei Sei. She now makes it a habit to release studio albums on an annual basis.

Since she stormed on the local showbiz, Makusha has shared the stage with musicians such as Nicholas Zakaria, Suluman Chimbetu, Jah Prayzah, Peter Moyo and a number of Zimdancehall artistes among others.

Some of her albums include Zviri Sei Sei, Munhu Ngaafare, Chidhanana and Hombarume among others.


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