MAN-OF-THE-MOMENT Saintfloew has joined the elite league of stars judging by his polished performance at Alex Sports Club on Saturday night.
On a night when the Stanbic Jacaranda Music Festival (SJMF) was taking place at Old Hararians, there were genuine fears the artist would not pull a big crowd.
The SJMF was parading a star-studded line-up of both local and foreign acts which made some to believe that the Silas Mavende hit-maker’s album launch might flop.
Titled Rise & Lead, the launch went according to script.
The 26-year-old rose and led the crowd from start to finish.
To say he nailed it would be an understatement.
Magical is the right word that defines his act.
A darling of many, Saintfloew proved that the young turks were taking over the showbiz scene by storm.
Not only did he pull a big crowd, he delivered to perfection.
He made a grand entrance in a coffin, which stunned many.
He introduced himself in a coffin, symbolic of how he won his battle against drug and substance abuse.
Saintfloew spent six weeks in rehabilitation in South Africa fighting his demons.
In his admission, he came back from rehabilitation as a new man.
This was proved at the show where he left fans clamouring for more.
Backed by the superb Shabach the Band, the singer was simply irresistible.
The live band enabled him to improvise his act.
This has been lacking among other rappers who prefer holding shows using backtracks.
His dancers on the night complimented him very well.
It was also evident the youngster had rehearsed well with the group.
His benefactor, Tinashe Mutarisi, was all smiles as he watched his “boy” doing wonders.
A father figure to the artist, who lost his father when he was very young, Mutarisi showed Saintfloew genuine love as he bankrolled the album launch.
Although ExQ plays with a live band, for Saintfloew it was a bit special considering that he assembled it in a short space of time.
He had less than a week to do the job and it came up well for the youngster.