DENDERA musician Suluman Chimbetu has appealed to his legion of fans to tone down their dances as some of them were not suitable for family viewing. This call came during his sterling performance on Saturday at the ZRP Kuyedza Women’s Club Family Fun Day at Morris Depot.
The musician clad in a glittering silver outfit and a pair of white jeans complemented with shiny black shoes made this appeal after interacting with some of his fans. Describing some of the dances as bordering on the pornographic, Sulu said: “I am pleading with you to dance in a manner that is cultured and humble. Engaging in erotic movements makes me feel uncomfortable.
“Remember I am always on stage with the man I respect most — my father Alan — so he deserves some respect. Therefore, if you dance in such a manner, where should I turn?” he said. Away from the hip gyrating, the fun day turned out to be a well-organised event notwithstanding the chilly weather.
Sulu’s respect for his father was evident when he gave Alan the precedence to take to the stage preparing the fans into a long partying night. Taking to the stage just after a non-stop three-hour session with the uniformed forces, Sulu took fans into delirium when he performed his late father Simon’s music with yesteryear hits like “One Way”, “Dzandipedza Mafuta”, “Sonny”, Tenda,” among others.
The show lived to its billing with excited fans calling for an encore of “Ndarangarira Gamba”, a song that took them down memory lane. A cross-section of the fans solemnly reminisced on the good old days, through dance and song. On the other hand, birthday boy Jah Prayzah’s “Gochi Gochi” was irresistible as he took time to advise fans on good morals and behaviour on the song, “Ngwarira Kuparara”.
His military attire blended well with the other uniformed forces, further igniting the revelling mood that started in the afternoon. His act, no doubt, showed why he is the hottest artiste of the moment, whose act appeals to both young and old. On the other hand, gospel artiste Sabastian Magacha quenched gospel lovers’ thirst by taking music lovers on a memorable voyage with his catalogue of songs like
“Bhosvo” and “Gwenzi”, which is a favourite of many. The diminutive artiste is also famous for his engrossing dances and it was a marvel to watch as both young and old swayed to his beat. The Police Band spiced up the show with their endless playlist fusing various music genres. They left many clamouring for more since their act kept fans on their feet.
Organised by Mrs Isabel Chihuri, who is the national vice chairperson of Kuyedza Women’s Club, the fair was meant to raise money for widows, orphans and other disadvantaged persons. National co-ordinator for the club Ms Miriam Chengeta thanked all those who attended the show and appealed for the community’s continued support as they seek to cast their charity net wider. Herald