16000 attend Braai Fest
30 October 2017
. . . Jah Prayzah riles fans
More than 16 000 Hararian meat and music lovers on Saturday converged at Old Hararians Sports Club where they easily consumed more than 15 000kgs of meat.
The second edition of Delta’s Castle Lager National Braai Day provided a platform for young and old merry-makers to eat a record 15 132kgs of meat at one event.
The venue drew activity as early as 10am and by 9pm emcees Nikki and DJ Elroy had the honour to announce a capacity of 16 000 paying fans and more than 12 000kgs already consumed.
Long queues of more people coming to the event were visible even after 10pm.
This year, there was a slight change to access the meat and beverage as organisers provided a 150-metre long bar and kitchen where people were helped to some meat.
In the end, braai stands were left empty.
Wheel-spinners Elroy, DJ Liz, DJ Storm and DJ Chucknosis provided entertainment.
Patrons, however, missed the services of DJ Stavo who was also part of the bill, with reports that the wheel-spinner missed his flight from Malawi where he was performing.
Andy Muridzo set the party mood with a polished act.
The singer kept his cool and wowed his fans before making way for Freeman and Ammara Brown who performed songs like her recent hit Akiliz, Bhachura, Kure Kure and Wachu Want, much to the pleasure of the crowd that sang along.
Jah Prayzah was close to spoiling the whole fun on the night as the lanky star delayed going on stage even though his band had started performing.
Empty cans and bottles were thrown on stage before he showed up singing his song Zenze.
He was quick to go on his knees to apologise.
“Sorry masoja ndanonotswa netraffic ndiripakona apa hapasi kufambika sorry ndiregerereiwo,” he submitted on stage.
The entertainer went on to deliver a magnificent act as he sampled songs off his new album Kutonga Kwaro.
Once again his songs Chengetedza, Nziyo Yerudo and Ndin’ Ndamubata sent the crowd into a frenzy as they sang and danced along.
Ninja President Winky D again proved his mettle by delivering an unforgettable act to match his standards.
The chanter gave fans a taste of his forthcoming project and attracted many cheers from his fans.
In an interview Delta Beverages marketing manager, Patricia Murambinda praised local fans for the combined effort.
“It’s a huge second record we have made this year and we wouldn’t have done this without everyone who came out to the National Braai Day,” she said.
As promised proceeds from the braai day will go towards the upkeep of Harare and Bulawayo hospitals.