Sulu revisits Alice Mbewe
30 December 2016
DENDERA musician Suluman Chimbetu will spend New Year’s Day with his fans in Tengwe when he makes a return to Dugane Farm.
Sulu composed one of the potential hits, Alice Mbewe, on his album Jamboree at this farming settlement outside Karoi and the visit is special to the entertainer.
The song, which is based on a true story, talks of a minor who is stranded after her mother abandoned her while merrymaking.
The dendera music flag bearer came up with the song making an announcement of a lost child while singing the name Alice Mbewe.
Interestingly, the mother of the child emerged from the crowd and Sulu decided to further work on the song and went on to put it on his album.
Sulu’s publicist Joe Local Nyamungoma said they have been receiving calls from their fans in that area after the release of the album and the song – Alice Mbewe – has become an instant hit there.
Local said the promoter, who hosted them last year, had no option but to hold another show to satisfy the community.
“Since the release of the album, we hear the song is doing well there and we’ve no option but to go there and enjoy the New Year’s Day with them.
“It would be good for us to also go and meet Alice Mbewe because the song is among the hits on the album.
“The other songs that are doing exceptionally well are Tiringwe and Mhasuru,” said Local.
Sulu will be supported by Hope Masike on this particular show and is expected to bring activity into this calm area. Prior to this show, Sulu headlines the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival in Victoria Falls where he is expected to share stage with foreign acts.
On the other hand, Masike performs at Chinhoyi University Hotel on New Year’s Eve before a date with Sulu.
The Mbira songstress will make a stop at Karoi Children’s Home where she is expected to do some donations.