By Zandile Zaza Ndlovu
The dynamic duo from South Africa, Mafikizolo as per traditional rocked the capital city Harare at the ZiFM’s fourth anniversary celebrations in partnership with 2 Kings Entertainment.
With energetic dancers dressed in creme and white penguin suits heralding their entrance, the angelic voices of Nhlanhla Ngciza and Theo Kgosinkwe sent the audience into an electric frenzy.
Nhlanhla spotting a black and white cosetted jumpsuit outfit and Theo in a green blazer and white ensemble, highlighting that music and fashion go hand in hand to create the right mix for audio and visual appeal.
As they graced the stage at Belgravia Sports Club to thousands in attendance, the duo belted out hit after hit from their numerous albums.
They went down memory lane with songs like Ndihamba Nawe and gradually built up the tempo to songs like Tchelete featuring Davido and songs to match their new offering where they collaborated with Diamond Platinumz of Tanzania to sing Colors of Africa.
A well choreographed set saw the pair dance the night away with fans singing along to every single song. The Mafikizolo band not to be outdone by their lead singers and dancers, jumped in on the action. Starting with the keyboard player who wowed the audience a rendition of Sam Smith’s Stay With Me song in true Idols Audition style.
Taking over the baton from him was the lead guitarist who thrilled the audience with popular house music tracks. This is Mafikizolo’s fourth appearance in Harare and they looked extremely comfortable with the stage and their fans.
Earlier messages circulated on social media that the concert was a target for demonstrators. However this did not deter Mafikizolo from meeting their obligation and entertaining their fans.
The only sore point fans had was that they did not get access for meet and greet and photo option sessions with the visiting artistes who were whisked off immediately by security.
Before leaving the venue, Theo was seen dancing to the first song on Jah Prayzah’s performance. Bringing to light that talks of collaboration with a local Zimbabwean artiste are in the pipeline. Could it be Winky D or Jah Prayzah? Only time will tell.