Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
ALICK Macheso’s handlers yesterday assured fans they will not end the year 2021 empty-handed despite the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
The 53-year-old’s top brass told H-Metro Entertainment & Lifestyle their 12th album was 95 percent done with accompanying visuals now a major priority.
Macheso’s most trusted lieutenant and publicity – Tich Makahamadze – said they would not keep fans guessing anymore after adjusting to the new normal.
“Whether Covid-19 rages or not, we would like to reassure our fans that their 12th album is definitely coming this year,” said Makahamadze.
The affable spokesperson said they would not disappoint fans who desperately need soothing music during these terrible times of Covid-19.
“Our fans have been making enquiries on whether we are going to give them an album this year.
“Last year we gave them a single (Zuro Ndizuro) which was a teaser off the 12th album.
“We have noted that we might live with this pandemic for years to come where people need new music.
“As such, we won’t shelve this album because its ripe for the market so what is only needed is a proper launch whether online or not,” he said.
Macheso’s camp said they were now investing a lot in visuals to complement their audios.
“We have approached a company to help us with visuals because they really complement visuals.
“People have been asking for visuals so we will not hesitate to give them once the production is up to scratch.
“We can’t afford to give fans mediocre stuff if we can engage professions to help us.
“To be precise, the 2021 album is coming along with visuals,” he added.
Macheso last recorded a full album in 2018 titled Dzinosvitsa Kure.
Besides the 2018 album, the Orchestra Mberokwazvo boasts of a catalogue of albums comprising that has made him a darling of many.
These albums comprise Tsoka Dzerwendo, Kwatakabva Mitunhu (Kure Kwekure), Zvinoda Kutendwa, Ndezvashe-h, Vapupuri Pupurai, Zvido Zvenyu Kunyanya, Zvakanaka Zvakadaro, Simbaradzo, Vakiridzo and Magariro.
Meanwhile, Macheso who fronts big family is happy with the welfare of his band members on lockdown.
“Lockdown has a come as a lesson to us that we don’t need to lay our eggs in one basket.
“At Orchestra Mberikwazvo, our band members have always been multi-tasking even before the Covid-19 lockdown and we are happy that the majority are managing.
“We are always in touch with those facing challenges at home,” he said.