Manicaland’s Easter-Independence gigs delight

Solo guitarist Steve Chikotie.

Staff Reporter

A lot of entertainment headliners will be lined up for the Easter gigs at various pleasure centres in Manicaland starting tonight (Thursday). Eastern Times Entertainment rounded up some of the acts.

Wise Owl Hotel (Mutare)

Nyaradzo Muchemenye former Miss Tourism Manicaland and singer having a moment with Steve during Karaoke Night at Wise Owl last year.

Mutare based popular solo guitarist Steve Chikotie will set off the Easter mood tonight jamming at the Hotel until Saturday. The Ikosore  and Chikuru Rudo hit maker that is now popular for enthralling local revellers at the Friday and Saturday Karaoke Nights that started last year at the hotel, is also fast becoming popular countrywide. In May he is billed to perform at the Tega Zvedu concert at Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton with superstar Oliver Mtukudzi and Bob Nyabinde as the headlining acts.


The Platinum

Macheso and one of his star dancer Majusi in action.

Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso and his Orchestra Mberikwazvo will be in Mutare at The Platinum tomorrow (Friday). The Tafadzwa and Gungwa hitmaker known to be a crowd puller wherever he performs was supposed to stage a show in February but the show was cancelled after The Platinum proprietor Esau Mupfumi’s mother unfortunately passed away that same weekend. From Mutare, Macheso will do his usual Manicaland tour with shows slated for Dzonzayi Complex in Chipinge on Saturday and Zineku Gardens in Checheche on Sunday.


Montclair Hotel (Nyanga)

Hope Masike

Popular mbira artiste Hope Masike will be performing in Nyanga at Montclair Hotel tomorrow. The contemporary mbira and Afro fusion songstress has also toured Europe and Africa extensively raising the Zimbabwean flag. Known as the Princess of Mbira, Masike is also a 2012 National Arts Merit Awards winner after scooping the Outstanding female Musician gong.


Flavatown (Mutare)

The Mac’s Shopping Centre in Palmerstone club Flavatown will be on fire tomorrow, bringing back by popular demand  the curvaceous, popular Harare based pole dancer Pinkie Minaj and the Midnite Angels. Throughout the Easter holiday up to the Independence Holiday other local and Harare entertainers have been lined up that include Dangerous Divas, Coco and La Dolce, Vee and the Shinning Angels as well as DJ Ben of the Rhumba Network. The gochi gochi chill out spot is fast becoming a popular entertainment hide-out in town.


Club Mandisa (Mutare)

The theatrical Kapfupi.

Controversial erotic dancer Bev and the Sexy Angels will headline Saturdays entertainment jamboree at Club Mandisa with her engaging dances whilst the Mai Nga’ hitmaker and theatrical entertainer Freddy ‘Kapfupi’ Manjalima and his Orchestra Ndozvo will take the stage on Monday.  Mandisa has now become a home of entertainment in Mutare after hosting several prominent musicians and dance groups over the years.


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