As the euphoria to the last leg of the much-hyped Ivyson Tour has reached its fever pitch, local acts participating at the show say they won’t be out to add numbers.
Penciled in for Pabloz Car Park in Borrowdale this Saturday, the event will be headlined by South African rapper Nasty C and his good buddy, King 98.
However, it is the inclusion of the finest local rappers in the line-up, which should not be completely ruled out.
So confident are show coordinators that the event will parade the best of the either side of the Limpopo.
Of course all the eyes will be on Nasty C but local acts providing cover the event will be out to prove a point, event organisers say.
Long-serving Zim Hip Hop ‘general’ Desmond “Stunner” Chideme and Takura will lead an array of local acts providing cover.
Ti Gonzi, Gemini Major, Kikky Badass, Gemini Major, Tellaman, Laylizzy, Rowlene, Union 5, DJ Dosh and Raydizz makes the album complete.
In an interview, show coordinator DJ Simmz said it was all system go with local rappers raring to go.
“We have done all the ground work ahead of the show with Nasty C expected in Zimbabwe on Thursday.
“If you check you have been following his shows, you will find that Nasty C has never disappoint in Zimbabwe and this visit is a bit special.
“What makes it special is that local acts have vowed to give complement him by giving their best performances on Saturday.
“It’s not like a contest but the event will parade the best of the either side of the Limpopo.
“For local rappers, the Saturday show is the right platform for them to learn from the best, “ said DJ Simmz.
The show coordinator allayed security and rain fears.
“Like I said, all is now in place and we have done everything in our power to ensure that merry-makers are safe.
“We urge fans to show up in numbers and have fun with us since all the ground has been covered.
“As for advance tickets, they are now on sale at all Chicken Inn outlets and our offices and fans can still purchase theirs on time to avoid the last minute rush,” he said.
The last leg of the Ivyson Tour, which was brokered by King 98, has been widely endorsed by fans, individuals and other promotion companies.
Among the promotion companies is Triplife under the aegis of Chatunga Mugabe who have also partnered the event.
DJ Simmz who welcomed the new partners said that’s all the Zimbabwe music industry needed to grow.
“We embrace other partners especially Triplife Entertainment which is run by the Mugabe boys for endorsing the show.
“We have them on board as some of our partners and we are glad to be working with them.”
- NASTY C ROMANCE
It’s now abundantly clear that Nasty C who will be jetting into the country two days before the show has a special heart for Zimbabweans.
According to event organisers, Nasty C will be coming on Thursday to ensure he meets old new fans again before main show.
Only last month, he was in the Harare where he toured a number of school in the capital on a farmiliarisation tour.
These included Dominican Convent, St John’s and Gateway College, Vainona High and Cornway College.
Meanwhile, Ivyson Tour is a brainchild of Nasty C who was remembering his late mother Ivy.
He toured all the provinces in South Africa along with Zim Hip Hop game-changer King 98.
After a series of shows in his home-land, Nasty C decided to honour his good buddy King 98 by holding the last leg of the show on December 21 in Zimbabwe.