Roki to re-unite with Mampi on stage in Lusaka

AFTER failing to land the US$300, 000 Big Brother Stargame prize money, Zimbabwe’s Big Brother Stargame housemate Rockford ‘Roki’ Josphats is set to re-unite with Mampi in a show slated for Government Complex in Lusaka on July 28.

Roki and Mampi were both in the star studded Upville house in the Big Brother seven Stargame, in which they were both evicted.

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During their stay in the house, the two artistes used to fancy doing a song together and how they desired to share the stage together. Upon her return, Mampi talked of doing collaborations with some international artistes using her time in Big Brother as a launch pad.

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G &E Promotions, a Zambian entertainment promotion company, in conjunction with Red Rose International of Zimbabwe have partnered to bring true the two artistes’ dreams.

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Gideon Tembo, the G & E promotions director, confirmed in an interview that the duo will be supported by Copperbelt’s celebrated hip hop mogul Macky II and will be backed by the Air Power Band.

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After the July 28 show at the Government Complex in Lusaka, the fun will then move to Zimbabwe, where the two artistes are also scheduled to perform on August 11.

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“Mampi has since left for Zimbabwe, where the duo will record a song, which they will even come and perform here at the Government Complex,” disclosed Gideon.

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“Everything is in place and we expect a lot of people to come and witness the show of these top artistes in the region,” he said.

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He said that they decided to take the show to Government Complex because they wanted to move away from the usual clubs characterised by play back performances and offer a chance for those people that do not fancy clubs to be a part of the fun.

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“The show is intended to do away with the usual club and play back performances that many people are being exposed to these days. These artistes are very talented and they can perform live and that is the opportunity we are basically giving them,” he said.

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While Mampi remains top drawer here, Roki, too, is a local champion back in his motherland, where he won the Most Promising Artist for 2003 through the prestigious National Arts Merit Awards of Zimbabwe (NAMA).

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He made his debut in 2001 after releasing hits such as Seiko and Suzanna. Roki has also made a name for himself as a gifted songwriter and exceptional performer. – Daily Mail