Tawanda Marwizi Arts Correspondent
The festive season was not rosy for sungura musician Peter Moyo and on the New Year’s Eve he was involved in a car accident. He soldiered on and managed to stage a gig in Beitbridge just after the accident.
Hospital bills and the welfare of the band members became a problem but with the help of the fans and promoter Patson “Chipaz” Chimbodza everything went well.
The musician said it was very unfair for him to ignore the promoter and fans who made his life easier after the mishap.
As a result, he has planned a free show for his fans at Dandaro Inn, which belongs to Chipaz, on Saturday. He will share the stage with Talking Guitars and Bantoman.
“Fans used different social media to link up and raise an amount of money we used for the treatment of band members together with Chipaz,” he said.
“I considered what the promoter and fans did for me and I decided to hold a free show for them. It will be a time to honour them and celebrate with them,” he said.
Without paying anything, fans will enjoy the musician’s act with all band members present.
“I have talked to the band and they have understood that. In as much as we are a commercial entity, there is need to appreciate the love from people such as Chipaz and our fans,” he said.
Chimbodza said that was a good gesture from the musician.
“Sometimes we assist artistes but they never appreciate it. Peter has appreciated even his loyal fans and it is a good gesture,” he said.
He said the young musician was doing what his father Tongai Moyo used to do.
“Every promoter would agree with me that his father would appreciate if he was assisted. It explains why a number of promoters assisted him on several occasions. That is what musicians should do,” said Chimbodza.
Meanwhile, Moyo will be sharing the stage with Tocky Vibes at Mbizo Inn in Kwekwe on Friday.
The dancehall artiste will be launching new singles at the show.
Tocky’s manager Elvis Bokosha said they were optimistic that the singles will turn the musician’s waning fortunes.