WINKY D headlines MACUF shutdown
4 November 2016
INIMITABLE Zim dancehall star, Winky D – real name Wallace Chirumiko – has been given a prime slot at the closing night of the on-going Mashonaland East Cultural Festival (MACUF) on Saturday.
Now in its seventh edition, the closing night will be held at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera under the theme: -“Switch Mash East Green”.
With an array of musicians from the province set to be given a chance to showcase their stuff, it should be mentioned all the attention should be on Winky when he meets his fans in the town.
And what raises the appeal of this anticipated performance is that it comes at a time when the Ninja president is enjoying rave reviews with his latest album Gafa Futi.
He is billed to share the stage with Progress Chipfumo, Faheem Somanje, Peter Moyo and South Africa based act Tau Naked and the Sebata Tribal Entertainment along with local acts.
Fans will have to fork out $5 per head for this particular show which marks the conclusion of MUCUF 2016.
Show organiser, Cuthbert Maziwa urged fans to show up in numbers at his event which caters for artistes from various genres such as dance, arts and crafts exhibition, story-telling, music and spoken word.
“The curtain comes on Saturday (tomorrow) at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera where we are going to hosts a musical gala.
“Winky D and Progress Chipfumo are set to headline the event and we are looking forward to this great show.
“Of course we have been holding a series of shows in other towns but we decided to hold the last day of festival in Marondera,” he said.
“We are urging fun-loving people to show up in numbers.
“I can safely say the festival was a great success and we do appeal for the continued support from our fans.”
Meanwhile, a total of 20 schools took part in this year’s edition where they ran competitions on environmental awareness, thanks to Environmental Management Agency.
Event organisers also held a series of campaigns on dangers of early child marriages, courtesy of Plan International who facilitated the programes in Murewa Centre and Mutoko respectively.