Ch­eso Power lights up Beit­bridge, Masvingo

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - From Wal­ter Mswazie in Masvingo

ALICK “Baba Shero” Mach­eso proved that he is still an im­pos­ing fig­ure in the game and worth his salt in the Sun­gura genre when he brought the house down in Masvingo’s Ritz Night Club on Fri­day.

Mach­eso, who fronts Orches­tra Mberik­wazvo, also gave another scin­til­lat­ing per­for­mance in Beit­bridge on Satur­day.

At the Ritz Night Club, Mach­eso, flanked by his prodigy who is also a chanter, Jonas Kasamba, en­thralled the en­ter­tain­ment starved rev­ellers at the pop­u­lar leisure spot when he churned out hit af­ter hit from just be­fore mid­night till morn­ing.

Kasamba once left the group to­gether with tal­ented dancer Fran­cis “Slomo” Dhaka and Noel Nyazanda to form Ex­tra Kwazvose but Kasamba and Nyazanda have since re­turned.

Mach­eso’s per­for­mance saw fans, who had filled the venue to the rafters, danc­ing the night away with some heard singing along to all his hits prov­ing his pop­u­lar­ity in the an­cient city.

The chore­og­ra­phers led by Sele­mani Mpochi aka Ma­juice were a marvel to watch with their nim­ble foot­ed­ness on the dance floor which was com­pli­mented by Mach­eso’s artistry on the bass gui­tar.

When Mach­eso showed his prow­ess on the gui­tar, fans ul­u­lated, jump­ing with joy salut­ing their icon, while oth­ers threw money on stage as a way of thank­ing Ex­tra Basso, as Mach­eso is af­fec­tion­ately known.

In Beit­bridge, a ca­pac­ity crowd was treated to ex­hil­a­rat­ing mu­sic as Mach­eso con­tin­ued to en­ter­tain leav­ing the fans ask­ing for more.

A fan, Pros­per Den­here, who drove from Masvingo to at­tend the show, was full of praise for the singer and said it would take decades for some­one to de­throne him from the helm of Sun­gura.

“Mach­eso left the Beit­bridge fans ask­ing for more. The man didn’t show any signs of fa­tigue con­sid­er­ing that he had played the whole night in Masvingo the pre­vi­ous night. I drove to Beit­bridge for his show de­spite hav­ing at­tended the Masvingo show,” said Den­here.

Alick Mach­eso

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