Mthabisi Tshuma, Showbiz Reporter
AFRO-soul songstress Tariro NeGitare (real name Tariro Ruzvidzo) has relocated to the City of Kings and Queens from Harare.
The songbird relocated to the country’s cultural hub last year as a way of reviving and recharging her soul.
However, the Uripi hit-maker is not new to the city as she has a huge following from hosting shows here that date to over a decade ago. She has also had multiple stints at the Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo.
Known for her “wildfire” as she is a very dedicated artiste, and guitar strumming skills, Tariro NeGitare said she has found her feet in the city as she has been warmly welcomed.
“I’m now based in Bulawayo and I’ve been here for over a year now.
I moved here to refresh and replenish. And I’m glad I did as I’m really finding it very refreshing here.
I’m blessed to have fallen into the hands of some really amazing people who’ve made me feel so welcome,” she said.
Tariro NeGitare who has already teamed up with the “lighting bae”, Mildred Moyo for a Lighting Masterclass that is ongoing in Bulawayo at the Hope Centre said she is eager to learn and work with more creatives in the city as a way of contributing to the cultural hub of Zimbabwe.
“I’m yet to see what God has in store for me here as I’m likely to learn a lot,” she said.
“I’m also hoping to share the little experience that I’ve gained as well.”
She said she plans to grow her Magitare Acoustic Nights which she introduced in the city at the beginning of the year.
“Plans for 2022 include growing the Magitare Acoustic Nights which we’re hosting at The Oasis in Belmont.
This is a family-friendly performance space for musicians, poets and comedians, especially those who are up-and-coming.
“We also run parallel workshops that equip the artistes for the international stage,” said Tariro NeGitare.
Through the hosting of the event, the artiste hopes to groom and expose different artistes.
Tariro NeGitare started playing the guitar at the age of 13.
Her talent has seen her sharing the stage with legendary African artistes such as the late Oliver Mtukudzi and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
She is an avid collaborator, who works and tours frequently with musicians from South Africa, Germany, Nigeria, and the UK.