A new baby is born!
When Earground’s celebrated blogger Plot Mhako established his Kombi Station initiative, he met young creatives from all parts of Zimbabwe that he interviewed and they had one thing in common.
They were hungry to be given a platform to express their talent.
Fast forward a year after conducting various interviews at the Kombi Station, Earground and Gateway Music stream saw it fit to come up with a festivity that will give youngsters a voice to be heard, hence the birth of Amplifaya Festival.
The festival which is expected to be an annual event, will see its first edition taking place at Heritage Adventure Park (near Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare) on 3 September.
All corners of the country will be well represented at the fiesta, with Bulawayo’s creatives in the names of Kyla Blac, Murphy Cubic, Mj Sings, Noluntu J, Tebza and Victoria Falls’ Andrea the Vocalist, all set to be among performers at the Amplifaya Festival.
To balance the stage, seasoned artistes such as award winning RnB muso Takura, Afro pop artiste Feli Nandi, hip-hop superstar Ti Gonzi, Dobba Don, DJ King Her, to mention a few will also be part of the artistes who will perform.
Before performances, artistes will undergo an intensive training by different arts practitioners tackling issues such as artiste’s management, mental health and digital innovation ideas as a way of enhancing creatives’ skills of sustaining themselves through their art.
Local artistes who are expected to leave Bulawayo for Harare on 2 September revealed that they were ecstatic to be part of the Amplifaya Festival.
Female hip-hop artiste Noluntu J, said: “I am so excited and humbled to be part of the line-up because this is a pathway to a whole new world in music and I cannot wait to showcase my talent to the rest of Zimbabwe”.
The Prince of Soul MJ Sings said he was honoured to have been invited to be part of the fiesta.
“I have been working so hard for the past two years in order to be where we are today. Receiving an invitation at the Amplifaya Festival is a sign that my works are visible,” said M J Sings.
Triple platinum selling music producer Murphy Cubic, who boasts of having worked with South Africa Music Awards (SAMAs) winner Holly Rey said “One of my goals towards this festival is to gain more exposure as well as to learn different aspects of music business.”