12 March 2019
ALICK Macheso has a soft spot for Pamuzinda in Kuwadzana Extension and last Friday he proved that when he gave fans show of a life time.
The show, which coincided with his unveiling as the ambassador for Enhanced Mortgaging Housing Africa, saw the singer performing till 5am from midnight.
Not only did Macheso hold a five-hour non-stop performance, he also ushered out all his artistic verve on stage.
His frontline led by Majuice, Karina and Jonas Kasamba was as wonderful as ever on a night they were donning EHMA regalia on stage.
Macheso also invited Baba Harare on stage and pledged to assist him amid reports he was recently deserted by three band members.
The ‘rebels’ have since been replaced and it was business as usual for Baba Harare who was the opening ac at the show.
In an interview with H-Metro shortly after his performance, Macheso said Pamuzinda holds special memories for him despite change of management on more than three occasions.
“This show was supposed to be our UK Welcome Party but the tour was postponed but we really enjoyed it,” he said.
“Over the years I have performed here, we have never flopped and that alone shows that people in surrounding neighbourhood have faith in us.
“It was at this venue where we have been tested over the years as crowd pullers and it feels good performing before such a huge crowd.
“I owe this success to these fans and they are the ones who gives us the energy to continue doing well.
On his relationship with Baba Harare, Macheso added:
“Baba Harare is just one of us and I do respect him for his talent. If he needs help from me, I will help him like what I am doing for other artistes.
“As a solo artistes, I can see success in Baba Harare and he needs to continue working hard; he has the talent, voice and energy is still on his side which makes him one of the future starts.”
Macheso was also humbled by the support he got from other musicians like Peter Moyo and Carlos Green, who also attended his show.
The Utakataka Express boss took to the stage and played Zvinoita Murudo alongside Macheso, reminiscent of the old days when Baba Sharo would do the same with the late Tongai Moyo during family shows and music galas.
Meanwhile, Macheso almost broke down when he did one of the late Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s rendition.
He was comforted by music promoter Josh Hozheri who was invited on stage to console Macheso.
The Orchestra Mberikwazvo boss, who was set to record a duet with Tuku prior to his death, has been playing the late icon’s cover versions during live performances.
Tuku died on January 23 aged 66 after a long battle with diabetic and was declared national hero.