Di­a­mond FM Top 50 CAFF de­light

Bud­ding Afro-pop mu­si­cian Lionel Matanda, fondly known as CAFF, proved that he was one of last year’ s most con­sis­tent and pop­u­lar mu­si­cian af­ter two of his songs, “Per­fect to Me” and “Ndiwe” made it in the Di­a­mond FM 2017 Big 50 Count­down.

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“Per­fect to Me” was voted num­ber five, while “Ndiwe” was seated at po­si­tion 41. Lo­cally, it can be safely said, he was last year’s most suc­cess­ful artiste.

The count­down bash was suc­cess­fully held at Golden Pea­cock Villa Ho­tel on New Year’s Eve.

Scores of peo­ple at­tended the glam­orous event which also saw lo­cal artistes per­form­ing live.

Wil­lard Mad­hom­biro, one of the or­gan­is­ers of the event, said: “It was an­other ex­cit­ing mo­ment. We crossed over into the new year on a high note.”

Soul Jah Love’s hit “Pa­ma­monya Ipapo” came out tops, while Ex-Q and Killer T’s song, “Nhema” was seated on po­si­tion two.

“Sen­dek­era” by Jah Prayzah fea­tur­ing Mafik­i­zolo was on po­si­tion three, while “Des­pac­ito” done by Louis Fonsi, Daddy Yan­kee and Justin Bieber was on po­si­tion four.

In­ter­est­ingly, there was no sun­gura artiste who made it into the Top 50. DBoi and Sparxx, for­merly based in Mutare, were on psi­tion 45 with the song “Wyn and Go Down”.

“I be­lieve I am on the right track. It is mo­ti­vat­ing. I will con­tinue to work hard and come up with more hits as I aim to ex­pand my wings re­gion­ally,” said the soft-spo­ken Matanda.

In the Di­a­mond FM Gospel Su­per 50 count­down, gifted singer Janet Many­owa ruled the roost with the song, “Zadzisa”.

“Noth­ing With­out You” by Dr Tumi and “Un­der the Canopy” by Frank Ed­wards were seated on sec­ond and third po­si­tions re­spec­tively.

“Vanokom­bor­erwa” by CCAP Voice of Sakubva was on po­si­tion 27.

Agatha Mu­rudzwa’s soul­ful “Peace Prayer” was voted num­ber four, while Si­nach’s “Way­maker” was on fifth po­si­tion.

Bless­ing Shumba’s plug track, “Changa Chaka­jaira”, which was Ra­dio Zimbabwe’s Coca-Cola Top 50’s top song was on po­si­tion seven.

Lionel Matanda

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