Ziyawa Queens thrill in Vic Falls
From Leonard Ncube in Victoria Falls
MUSIC lovers in Victoria Falls were treated to a memorable night on Saturday when Comfort Pub and Grill in Victoria Falls hosted Harare’s Ras Caleb supported by a Bulawayo dance group Ziyawa Queens.
Victoria Falls DJs Mike and Hluz and DJs Sweeto and Phibz from Bulawayo warmed the stage before the seven-member Ziyawa Queens serenaded a full house setting the stage for the main act Ras Caleb, real name Caleb Tereka.
DJ Hluz, real name Mehluli Ncube, organised the show.
After the show, Nompumelelo Ncube, who fronts Ziyawa Queens comprising Stella Moyo, Iphithule Dube, Pretty Ngwenya, Susan Nyabuwa, Charmaine Ncube and Eveline as other members, said they were elated to have played in front of a lovely crowd.
“This is a wonderful crowd. We are happy to be in front of people who respect artists because elsewhere we have been called derogatory names but here the crowd has respect,” said Ncube.
Ziyawa Queens was formed in 2009 by Ncube’s husband Bukhosi Nyathi, an ex-Iyasa member.
The group dances to Rhumba, museve, RnB and Kwaito music and has toured many places such as Plumtree, Esigodini, Maphisa, Beitbridge and Inyathi while also playing at weddings and parties in Bulawayo.
DJ Sweeto, Walter Ncube of Events Techniques music stable who was playing for the second time in Victoria Falls added: “This is a good show and everyone enjoyed. We want to give people the best and so whenever we come they should attend in numbers.”
DJ Hluz said he was enthused by the large turnout.
“We are happy that people came in numbers. We thought of bringing him (Ras Caleb) as the main act because last time he was supporting others. We decided to mix Bulawayo and Victoria Falls DJs so we all can learn from each other through this fusion,” he said.