Shoko Festival ambassadors Peace Ndlovu a.k.a Ba Shupi and Darlington Zhanje a.k.a Dadza D set Strathaven’s Londoners on fire Friday night. Performing in a show that is part of the run up to the annual Shoko Festival in September, the two gave an electric performance.
First up was Ba Shupi whose usual comic and energetic set was a force of reckoning. His new hit Ma1 which features Pee Kay had the crowd on the dance floor in seconds. The crux of his performance was his remix of the controversial Jacob Moyana’s song Munotidako. The song has been receiving heavy criticism because of its ‘dirty’ lyrics but Ba Shupi’s rendition surprisingly captured the audience in sing along.
Up next was Fire Colosow as Dadza D is affectionately known. He upstaged his predecessor playing hits such as Alphabetically, Magetsi, Menduru, Tese, Ngunzu and Dem Ah Panic while Dairai Dairai was the ultimate party stopper. Although he was not performing with his usual live band, the dancehall menace lived up to his billing as the prince of reggae dancehall.
The show comes as part of the Trail to Shoko Festival series which will see the festival’s 10 ambassadors performing at different venues in Harare. Shoko media liaison officer Tafadzwa Sharaunga explains, “There are still a lot of people who do not know about Shoko so we want our ambassadors to popularise the festival in every part of the city.” Sharaunga said their strategy is to stage at various venues to capture different audiences before September