Gibson Mhaka, Showbiz Reporter
TALENTED afro-jazz musician Victor Kunonga says his show at the Shisha Vintage Bar, formerly Exchange Bar, in Bulawayo tonight is a ‘special’ dedication to his fans in the City of Kings and Queens who have been supportive throughout his career.
In an interview from his Harare base, Kunonga insisted that the show dubbed Afro-Fusion Night would be an opportunity to thank his fans in Bulawayo for their unwavering and continued support.
The afro-jazz crooner, who has apparently adopted Bulawayo as his second home, said as part of his dedication, revellers would have an opportunity to choose songs they want from his hit tracks such as Murume Murume, Ikhotha Eyithandayo, Tinotenda, Wagadzirira, Kushanda and Cheuka among many others.
Shisha Bar is one of Bulawayo’s hip leisure centres situated at Exchange Building and mainly attracts the mature crowd who like jazz and down tempo music.
“I’ve been to Bulawayo on almost every month of this year and always feel at home.
“The show is an opportunity to thank my fans in Bulawayo for their unwavering and continued support throughout my career. The fans will be deciding on the songs which they want since it’s their show.
“There is no doubt that Bulawayo is now my second home because whenever I play there so many people come to support me.
“In other words there are diehard fans in Bulawayo who have always stood by me and I always have the most fun when there,” said Kunonga, a master story-teller and lyricist whose songs are derived from a profound sense of dignity and social awareness, confronting issues of poverty, dispossession and the rights of ordinary people.
He is also a social activist who strives to work towards social justice and change through his music.