June 17, 2024

911 to represent Midlands in Chibuku Road to Fame finals

Midlands based group — 911 — are through to Chibuku Road to Fame national finals after impressing the judges at the weekend.

The Afro-jazz group beat other 10 finalists to book their place at the finals scheduled in Harare. Quivers came second ahead of Afrotonic in third place. Elsewhere in Mashonaland East province, Famous Mighty Boys, a Zim dancehall outfit came first ahead of African Sounds in second and Youth Spot Light in third place.

The 2023 edition of Chibuku Road to Fame will run from 9 September to 14 October 2023, under the theme, “Imba Tinzwe, Cula Sizwe Super Star!” This year’s edition will for the first time include popular genres such as Zim dancehall and Hip-hop, a good development in the music industry.

Organized by Delta Beverages in conjunction with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe to identify and nurture artists, the longest running talent search show will see the national final winners getting $15,000 for the first prize, $10,000 for second prize and $7,000 for third prize respectively. The music talent identification platform allows up-coming artists to step into stardom as they begin their musical journey.

DELTA CORPORATION, Marketing Director, Irimayi Muzorewa said contestants stand a chance to win a variety of monetary prizes at both provincial and national level, including a recording contract for the national final winner. “The provincial final competitions will be held in all the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe, with the national finals being held in Harare. Aspiring participants are required to register their bands with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe to be able to participate in the competitions,” Irimayi said.

It appears 2023 is no exception, be there or be square at Chibuku Road to Fame!

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