Bulawayo comes alive

Jeys Marabini

Jeys Marabini

Bongani Ndlovu, Showbiz Correspondent
BULAWAYO tonight comes alive as the city’s best musicians are set to light up the stage at the Large City Hall car park during the Celebrating Local Talent Concert, which will be broadcast live on ZBCtv as from 9PM to 6AM.

As part of spearheading the promotion of local content ZBCtv will show the rest of the nation the crème dela crème of the city especially those who won at the Bulawayo Arts Awards. The show will start at 2PM.
Performing on the night will be Jeys Marabini, Clement Magwaza, Sandra Ndebele, Madlela Skhobokhobo, Cal Vin, Iyasa and Umkhathi who all won awards.

The others who will perform on the day are Ramsy K, Sungura Masters, Kadder, Msiz Kay, Mzoe 7, Hwabaraty, Khaya Arts, Ezimnyama, Impumelelo Shining Stars, Khuliyo, Martin and Ndolwane Super Sounds, Zinja Ziyamluma, Desire Oxide and his son Methembe (Jnr Oxide). Tickets at the gate will be $4 for ordinary entry and $10 for VIP.

Artistes said they were ready to give out the very best on stage and encouraged people to come in their numbers to support them.

“We need such platforms for our creative sector. We’re glad the national broadcaster is taking the first step towards giving local talent a chance. We hope this won’t end here. Next time they should invest more in marketing,” said Khuliyo who’s one of the performers.

Afro Jazz muso Jeys Marabini said he was looking forward to fans coming in their numbers to support them.

“People should come and support local artistes and it’s going to be a great show. I remember last week during an event at Sekusile Shopping Centre in Nkulumane, people came in their numbers to watch us perform and we expect them to do the same this time around,” said Jeys Marabini.

Ezimnyama dance group who are fresh from winning the Chibuku Neshamwari national title are upbeat about performing at the concert.

“We feel grateful to be performing at the concert. We shall be meeting with other art gurus from the city which is an honour for us. We hope such events happen annually,” said their director Phibion Ncube.

Cal Vin who will first take care of business at his Made in Bulawayo concert at Elite 400, said his performance at the show will be epic.

The Celebrating Local Talent Concert comes nearly a year after a similar one at the White City Stadium dubbed, Legends Concert that was also broadcast live by ZBCtv.

 

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  • Nothando Gwendoguyaguya

    WHY ARE BULAWAYO SHOWS/EVENTS FOR MTHWAKAZI PEOPLE AND ALL THAT IS BULAWAYO HELD AT CITYHALL CAR PARK??

    CARPARKS ARE DIRTY PLACES AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED AND RUBBISH IS KEPT THERE. ARE WE SUGGESTING THAT ALL THAT IS BULAWAYO AND FROM BULAWAYO IS RUBBISH.

    Oops just asking, just that I’m not to seeing such in Harare where I’m happily married to a Shona guy from Nziramasanga in Guruve though I’m pure Ndebele from koSiphepha in Tsholotsho.

    Dr Do litle and puppies please I’m begging you, behave yourselves don’t seek attention from young girls like you always do by critically analyzing other people’s comments.

  • Zodwa Wabantu’s Maid

    Why is it that when a Harare artist does an album launch they book the HICC for $ 100 000. But when all of us as Bulawayo (Mthwakazi) artists do a concert, we choose a DIRTY, SMELLY, RUBBISH, URINE AND FAECES infested BULAWAYO CITYHALL Car Park. We choose a flea infested place why.
    1). Is it because we know that we are a hopeless people and our concerts don’t have attendants since our people will be buying and soliciting for pleasure at Manor and Waverly Hotels.
    2). Is it because we know that our people would rather keep the money for Dabulap (Illegal Border Jumping) than to attend a concert.
    3). Are we good for nothing imbeciles who don’t appreciate arts but would rather be stabbing, slicing and dicing each other to death over prostitutes, beer and cigarettes in dirty Makokoba Shebeens.
    4). Or is it because we have seen no possibility of nudity hence we don’t consider such as entertainment but would ensure we take along everyone in the family from Granny to Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Mom and Dad, Brother and Sister to a Zodwa Wabantu show, where she’ll be dirty dancing provocatively on the stage, with no pants.

    This is a genuine concern from a concerned Mthwakazi Nguni grandchild.