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    Black Omolo Band wins Chibuku Road to Fame Masvingo provincial finals




    SAMUEL MUZHINGI

    CHIVI – Masvingo City based Black Omolo Band have won the right to represent the province at the Chibuku Road to Fame national finals in Harare after outclassing eight other upcoming musical bands at Huruyadzo Gardens at Chivi Growth Point last Saturday.
    The competitions were held under the theme: Ngazviende Mberi.
    The finals will be held in Harare at the Glamis Arena on September 30 this year and for their efforts Black Omolo walked away $500 richer.
       Black Omolo band leader, Tafara Pande (25) who plays the bass guitar was full of joy after the announcement and told The Mirror that he owes the band's success to the supporting parents.
    "I want to thank our parents for letting us pursue our musical careers without limits, I also want to pay tribute to the band members; Allen Mubika, Tafadzwa Josiya, Tecla Chikosha, Kudzi Ngwenya, Letty Moyana and Ally Bayi for the sterling performance and we promise to win at the national finals."
    Orchestra Kururama Band also from Masvingo City were second and received $300, while Identity Band from Mashava were third and walked away with $200 prize money courtesy of sponsors Delta Chibuku Breweries.
    Last year Masvingo Province representatives, Hood Peckers Band came second at tightly contested finals and walked away with $5000.
    Delta Chibuku was represented by   Lawrance Chagumaira, Jabton Maphosa, Bikita Rangarirai, Kudakwashe Chimwanda and Kenneth Mapingire.
     Webster Zimidzi one of the judges and a musical lecturer at Great Zimbabwe University summarised to The Mirror the criteria for judging the winner.
     "Firstly, the band should give us their genre, which they should adhere to when performing, stage presentation, participation, confidence, quality of music, vocals, their impact to the audience and their weaknesses as well like imitation. entertainment news
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