Jonathan Mbiriyamveka Entertainment Reporter
A new hangout called Dandaro Inn located at The Harare Exhibition Park will be officially opened tomorrow with a show featuring Jah Prayzah and Jean Masters.
The gig will see Jah Prayzah, who is still basking in Nama glory, entertaining music lovers at the trendy joint which was formerly known as Castle Bar.
The joint was refurbished and it now resembles a proper hangout for public and private functions offering the cool ambience for the discerning revellers. The VIP area is for those who want to enjoy the music without being pushed or shoved.
But since music lovers seem not to have enough of Jah Prayzah, music will be the soul food and it will play on until sunrise. Also on the bill is Jean Masters who is slowly weaving her way up the music ladder. Her mellow rhythms usually move the crowd.
Jah Prayzah is arguably the man-of the-moment. He wrote his own piece of history at the 13th edition of the National Arts Merit Awards by winning a record four gongs including for Outstanding Male Musician, Outstanding Album (Tsviriyo), Outstanding Song (Tsviriyo) and the most coveted People’s Choice Award.
He also made a mark in a fifth category when his video for the song “Mwanasikana” was voted Outstanding Video and the award went to producer Willard Magombedze. That alone spoke volumes of how talented Jah Prayzah is. At least from being a curtain raiser at some of the high profile gigs, Jah Prayzah has simply taken the lead is so far as live shows are concerned.
He has taken his brand to another level and he is one youngster to watch out for in the near future.
The latest “Tsviriyo” DVD album has put him in the spotlight again as he single handedly brought all the big names on the same platform.
He brought together Oliver Mtukudzi, Pastor Charles Charamba, Sulumani Chimbetu, Freddy “Kapfupi” Manjalima, Winky D and Alick Macheso. He continues to collaborate with other musicians in the likes of Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave and Ammara Brown.