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Battle for supremacy at Sunshine fest

SOUNDS of different music genres will reverberate on one stage at the inaugural two-day Sunshine City Festival to be held from tomorrow at Old Hararians in Harare.

A showcase of music, sports and community spirit, the festival is the brainchild of Nigel Chinovhiringa, the founder and director of Tamba Events.

The country’s music heavy weights dancehall chanter Winky D and contemporary singer Jah Prayzah will be the headlining acts at the festival being held in partnership with City of Harare.

On Friday, Jah Prayzah backed by his Third Generation band will  headline the opening show of the festival supported by songbird Afro singer Selmor Mtukudzi, EXQ and Jah Signal while Chillspot Family will be rocking it on the turntables.

The dancehall president, Winky D, will be on stage the following day alongside Killer T, Bazooker, Bling 4 and Master H while veteran wheel spinner Gary B and Etherton B will be on the decks.

Comedienne and socialite Felistas Murata popularly known as Mai Tt has been confirmed as one of the hosts at the event.

The festival’s spokesperson Luckie Aaroni yesterday told NewsDay Life & Style that all is set for the potentially explosive festival.

“We are good to go. Everything is going according to plan with all the performing artistes raring to go for this inaugural festival that we hope to make a permanent feature on the showbiz calendar,” he said.

“People should know that the festival’s set up is that of a family show as we want to accommodate everyone. This is a great way to celebrate Easter holiday and considering that schools are now closed, we have a fun zone for children, it is a festival not to be missed.”

Apart from the music extravaganza, the festival’s programme will incorporate an eight-team soccer tournament and those seeking a more active and health-focused experience will engage in a fun run, aerobics and Zumba sessions.

“By hosting an eight-team soccer tournament we seek to contribute to the growth of social soccer in Zimbabwe. This initiative aligns with our commitment to supporting grassroots sports and fostering a sense of community through athletics competitions,” Aaroni said.

Chinovhiringa added that the festival aimed to create a positive and inclusive environment for attendees.

“The Sunshine City Festival not only celebrates Harare the sunshine city, but also celebrates the incredible talents of music legends while also supporting the growth of social soccer and giving back to charitable causes,” he said.

“We are happy that tickets for the festival are selling well. We are grateful for such a support. The first phase of the tickets sold out.”

Chinovhiringa said a percentage of the gate takings would be donated to charity, reinforcing the festival’s commitment to corporate social responsibility programmes.



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