Live broad­cast for #Fil­lUpWhiteCity

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bon­gani Ndlovu Show­biz Correspondent

NA­TIONAL broad­caster ZBCtv will broad­cast live the #Fil­lUpWhiteCity con­cert which will see over 50 Bu­l­awayo artistes show­cas­ing their tal­ent to a na­tional au­di­ence.

Dubbed “We Hon­our our he­roes”, the con­cert tak­ing place at Bu­l­awayo’s White City Sta­dium on Satur­day will fea­ture per­for­mances from 59 es­tab­lished and up-and-com­ing artistes from the city in­clud­ing San­dra Nde­bele, Khuliyo, Mzoe 7, Jeys Mara­bini, Black Um­folosi and Cle­ment Mag­waza.

“This part­ner­ship with ZBC is just what we needed. They want to pro­mote lo­cal con­tent and we’ll gladly sup­port them in do­ing so,” said Khuliyo, one of th or­gan­is­ers of the bash.

He said the con­cert was be­ing to cel­e­brate the coun­try’s le­gends adding that the artistes hard at work pre­par­ing for the big day as they do not want to dis­ap­point.

“Be­sides try­ing to fill up White City sta­dium, we want to cel­e­brate our mu­sic le­gends and he­roes who’ve con­trib­uted in shap­ing the mu­sic scene to be what it is to­day.

“Since we’re go­ing to be per­form­ing live, we need to be at the top of our game. All the artistes are work­ing hard re­hears­ing for the big day,” said Khuliyo.

A bumper crowd is ex­pected to at­tend the event as 8 000 ad­vance tick­ets have been re­leased to the pub­lic for sale. Each artiste will be ex­pected to sell tick­ets which have been pegged at $2.

“As artistes, we need to be the own­ers of our own des­tinies. That’s why we’ll be sell­ing tick­ets for our­selves. We­can’t sit on our lau­rels.” held mus i c were

ZBC act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Pa­trick Mavhura said the live broad­cast of the show was one of their strate­gies to pro­vide con­tent to the pub­lic.

“We’ve been re-en­gag­ing con­tent cre­ators across all gen­res and this con­cert is one of the strate­gies to do so. We want to give them the plat­form to show­case their tal­ent at the same time, have some pro­gram­ming that peo­ple can en­joy,” said Mavhura.

“Bu­l­awayo and the Mata­bele­land prov­inces are the cul­tural hub of the coun­try and we want to har­ness that. We’ll be work­ing more and more with the con­tent pro­duc­ers from the re­gion.”@bon­ganinkunzi

Khuliyo

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