Artistes hail Di­a­mond FM fam­ily events

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ARTISTES who per­formed at the just-ended Di­a­mond FM sec­ond an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions held last week­end at Man­i­ca­land Mo­tor­ing Club have hailed the ra­dio sta­tion for pro­mot­ing lo­cal mu­sic and pro­vid­ing them a plat­form to show­case their tal­ent and learn from fel­low artistes.

This year’s fun-filled an­niver­sary saw a blend of up­com­ing and sea­soned artistes from Mutare and Harare shar­ing the stage for close to eight hours, a de­vel­op­ment which rarely hap­pens in the east­ern border city.

Thanks to Di­a­mond FM, Zim­dance­hall novice Lady Popa and love bal­lad spe­cial­ists Faith and Afonso shared the stage with Se­bas­tian Ma­gacha and Ngoni Kam­barami who both boast of more than ten years in the mu­sic in­dus­try.

Artistes who per­formed be­fore scores of fun lovers who thronged the club arena said the ra­dio sta­tion was play­ing a crit­i­cal role in giv­ing them ex­po­sure, some­thing most lo­cal pro­mot­ers have been fail­ing to do.

“It is a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence shar­ing the stage with up­com­ing and sea­soned mu­si­cians and in this case per­form­ing here was awe­some. It was an elec­tri­fy­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and we would like to thank Di­a­mond FM for their con­certed efforts in mak­ing us meet our fans on such in­ter­ac­tive plat­forms. I be­lieve we gave our best and we would be glad if we are in­vited again to fu­ture events,” said Se­bas­tian Ma­gacha who put up a top drawer per­for­mance.

Zim­dance­hall diva, Lady Popa, a tal­ented mu­si­cian who only needs guid­ance also had time of her life per­form­ing be­fore a bumper crowd. She nur­tured her mu­si­cal ca­reer in the sprawl­ing sub­urb of Sakubva be­fore she moved to Harare and re­turned to the east­ern border city again. This was her first show of such mag­ni­tude.

“Ever since the ra­dio came to Mutare our ca­reers have changed for the bet­ter in terms of ex­po­sure and vis­i­bil­ity. You had to travel to Harare for one to be known. These events have moulded us to be bet­ter artistes. You know how mo­ti­vat­ing it is to per­form be­fore such a huge crowd. Di­a­mond FM should keep it and keep to­wards work­ing im­prov­ing our brands as lo­cal artistes,” said the pint­sized chanter.

“It was an awe­some ex­pe­ri­ence shar­ing the stage with Ma­gacha and Ngoni Kam­barami. Di­a­mond FM made our dreams come true and we will con­tinue to work hard so that we will al­ways per­form dur­ing such high pro­file events. It is mo­ti­vat­ing,” said Faith who per­formed ear­lier on the sec­ond day of the an­niver­sary.

Lionel “Caff ” Matanda who is ar­guably one of Mutare’s best stage per­form­ers has been one of Di­a­mond FM’s mu­si­cal gigs’ reg­u­lar per­form­ers. Last Sun­day’s show was a learn­ing curve for the young lad.

“We al­ways learn new things when­ever we per­form dur­ing such events. Com­mu­ni­cat­ing with the au­di­ence is vi­tal and I am glad that this was one of my best shows be­cause I would com­mu­ni­cate with my fans through song. The chore­og­ra­phy was per­fect thanks to my de­mand­ing fans who al­ways want the best from me. We would like to thank Di­a­mond FM for giv­ing us such a plat­form and mak­ing us learn from other sea­soned artistes,” he said.

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