Artistes pen song to save baby Manqoba
the prosecutor. The entire neighbourhood allegedly joined the chase after Malaba started calling out “thief, thief ” to raise alarm. An angry public gave instant justice, leading Tsha b a l a l a to sustain injuries, before they effected a citizen arrest. Tshabalala was hospitalised after he was beaten by Malaba’s neighbours. The accused was found with a total of 73 duplicate door keys, 44 duplicate padlock keys, a screw driver and three wardrobe keys in his possession. However, Tshabalala was not asked to plead and was remanded out of custody to October 4. — @ andile_tshuma AS part of efforts to raise $43 000 for baby Manqoba’s liver transplant in India, Bulawayo artistes have come together to pen a song to raise awareness.
Nine-month-old Baby Manqoba, the daughter of Zimpapers journalists Lawson Mabhena and Shamiso Yikoniko, was diagnosed with biliary atresia — a liver condition — when she was five months old. Then, surgeons could not perform any corrective surgery because the liver was showing signs of significant damage, leaving them to suggest that she gets a liver transplant.
Manqoba’s liver can fail to function anytime, something which has led musicians to chip in fast.
Khuliyo, one of the artiste’s working on the song, said they would be in studio during the weekend. He said they had come together because of their relationship with Lawson — a former Sunday News News Editor. Other than Khuliyo, the song features artistes Iyasa, Lady T, Stone, Sgeca, Donna N, Nkwali and Umdumo Wesiwe. Ingwe Studios will facilitate the recording.
“Lawson Mabhena was one of the first entertainment journalists to push local arts. We felt we needed to be involved in this cause as Bulawayo artistes to help his beautiful daughter get a liver transplant.
“We’re indebted to him as he had a hand in the growth of most of our careers,” said Khuliyo.
Once recorded, the song will be released immediately on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter as artistes want it to go viral, even beyond the country’s borders. A hash tag #SaveManqoba has since been created on social media and is trending as people are being encouraged to donate.
“Ideally, we want people to send a dollar to Shamiso’s — Lawson’s wife’s EcoCash account each time they share the song. This is an opportunity for us to show ubuntu.”
The artiste, who is also part of the Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo organisers, said they had donated 50 Bayethe Bulawayo Concert VIP tickets to National University of Science and Technology
(Nust) ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Ricky Fire will tonight headline the Freshman Bash at the Delta car park. He will be backed by DJ Nospa and Mzoe 7, Master Jeftaz, Senko and Bryan among others.
BAC Leisure Tonight the club hosts the Nust Freshman after-party with DJs Nospa, Tick Tock and Vulcan. Tomorrow it’s a Jameson party in memory of kwaito star Mandoza with DJs Vano, Slam, Frostie and guest DJ Lady CP.
Sunset Sports Cafe (Northend Shopping Mall) Tomorrow it’s the “Summer Beach Party Part II” where beach games have been arranged. Patrons are meant to adhere to a strictly summer beach wear dress code. Entertainment will be provided by P.O.Y. Southern Djembe Natives, DJs Prince, Dee Cee, Krayze and Koruptking. Club 263 DJ Kead Wikead will tonight host the “Party on George”. The wheel spinner returns tomorrow as he hosts the “Saturday party Cruise”. Katso Sports Bar Tonight it’s “Woza Friday” with DJ Mgoe. Tomorrow the #SaveManqoba cause. Once purchased, about $500 will be deposited into Mabhena’s account.
“The tickets to the Bayethe concert can be purchased at The Chronicle building. All proceeds from the tickets will be directed to the Save Manqoba fund,” said Khuliyo.
A sponsored walk is also on the cards and will be held next week Saturday.
Comedian, Oliver Keith, popularly known as NaJesca, has also come on board with a video clip in which he pleads with his followers to donate.
“No amount is too small to donate, no amount is too big. We need to support baby Manqoba because at this stage, it’s very fatal, the doctors say her liver can stop working at any time,” pleads Keith while
asking DJ Mgoe returns as she hosts the “Saturday Mix”. She will be joined by guest DJ Smallz. On Sunday it’s the “Old School back to back with Old School music” with DJ Lamza.
Cresta Churchill Tonight it’s “Jazz Night” with the Friends Band serenading patrons. On Sunday Prosper Tshuma and the Smart Band will take over.
Horizon Night Club An “Antidote Party” will be held tonight with DJs Noma Dat Girl, Uteng, Teflon, El Don and DBongz Deeper. Hip hop artiste Takura will tomorrow host his “Stripped Varsity Tour” with Guluva 7, Mike Kata, Asaph, Lui Gold, Vinnie King, Thabbz, Mawiza and Blaktroop Entertainment.
Private Lounge The club’s alluring dancers will continue entertaining revellers with DJs Sweeto, Tawaz and Delroy on the decks.
Nketa 8 Sports Bar A “Hello Ladies Party” with DJs Tshola, Nkandura and Billard is on tonight. DJ Tshola and Henrix will be on rotation as the joint welcomes summer. On Sunday, it’s the “All New Jazz and Local Chill Zone” for the mature with DJ Henrix. people to spread the video.
For those who want to assist save Manqoba, they can get in touch with Shamiso on +263772935224 or deposit any amount to the banking details below: Name: Shamiso Yikoniko Bank: FBC Bank Branch: FBC Centre Account Number: 3070070770125
New Emagumeni Sports Bar Tonight, the ever bubbly MaTing ting hosts a “Ladies Night”. DJ DNcie Mavala will entertain revellers tomorrow and Sunday for the “Stokvel Night”.
T-Junction Sports Bar (New Lobengula) The “Funky Friday” party sessions are on tonight with resident DJs Mavesto, Houzen and Buthoz on rotation. The resident DJs will be back tomorrow for the “Kasi Vibez” and “Kasi Flavour Nights”. On Sunday it’s the “Old School Party” session with resident DJs.
The Lounge DJs Jaiza and Keezy will host the “Weekend Warm up” tonight” with a mix of old and new songs from various genres. DJs Jaiza and Cris Rocx will take over tomorrow with the “Xplosive Weekend Groove”.
Iyasa will combine with DJs Kananjo and Jaiza to provide the best in African music and dance on Sunday night.
Ace Lounge DJ Khumz will entertain revellers tonight alongside New Age dance group. Khumz returns tomorrow with Hlokoloza dance group.
Bulawayo Queens and DJ Simple Studio will entertain revellers on Sunday.
Donna N Shamiso with her baby Manqoba Khuliyo Nkwali