Pomp and funfare characterised this year’s Makomo @ 8 celebrations that were held last week at Hwange Stadium.
Top entertainers took turns to mesmerise fans who came in thousands to watch them performing.
Mathias Mhere, Sandra Ndebele, Suluman Chimbetu, Winky D, Peter Moyo and Alick Macheso performed at the function.
Mhere took the stage early and gave fans a good act.
His playlist kept fans on the dancing floor while his dancers brought life to his performance.
Songs like “Favour”, “Mwari Ndirangarirei”, “Chipositori” and “Turning Tables” were enough to send crowd into frenzy.
Mhere said he was happy that his latest album “Panogara Nyasha” is doing well judging by the responses he is getting from the fans.
“People here have been singing along the songs and it is a sign that people know the album,” he said.
Chimbetu managed to thrill fans with his old and new songs.
“This is a good show because we have met our fans from Hwange. We rarely stage shows here but the people are happy,” he said.
Moyo introduced himself with song “Naye” sending fans into frenzy.
The musician belted out several songs from his father’s list and his own compositions.
“This is encouraging and I am happy that we will be releasing videos soon. At this rate I am happy that the response will be great,” he said.
Winky D left merrymakers in awe with his songs. Fans sang along to most of his tracks prompting him to stay long on stage longer.
Macheso’s “Dzinosvitsa Kure” seems to be the most loved album in Hwange.
The crowd had to plead with him to perform for more hours and they requested most of the songs from the album.
“This is encouraging, the album is doing well and this is a great testimony,” Macheso’s publicist Tich Makamadze said.
Eusabia Rayire of Eumo Promotions that organised the event said it was a good show, thanking the musicians and Hwange people for their love and support.
“Each year we do a show here in Hwange people come in their numbers and I am happy that this year they made us proud,” she said.