THIS year’s edition of the Chibuku Road to Fame provincial finals start on Saturday and are expected to end on 1 October.
Held under the theme, “Jambisa Asingajambe! Vusa Abalele!, for the past two years the event was not held due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Provincial final competitions will be held in all the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe with the finals being held in Harare.
Participants are required to register their bands with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe to be able to participate in the competitions.
Chibuku Road to Fame is offering monetary prizes at both provincial and national level, with the national winner walking away with both a cash prize as well as a recording contract,” said the organisers in a statement.
They added: “Chibuku Road to Fame continues to explore and discover talent while delivering its core purpose of nourishing the bonds of brotherhood among its consumers, who have a strong appreciation for music.
It is an exciting journey ahead.
“Chibuku Road to Fame is arguably one of Zimbabwe’s biggest and most successful talent identification platforms, where the brand seeks to be the catalyst that identifies untapped talent.
Through working closely with our partners, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, Chibuku Road to Fame aims to identify and nurture the artists as they launch musical careers.”
Bulawayo’s provincial finals will be held at KoNjabulo Beer Garden.
This year will see a shift in the original concept, as other genres such as Hip Hop and Zim-dancehall will be included, marking an expansion and shift due to the changes in the music space and emergence of genres.
The Chibuku Road to Fame has undoubtedly unlocked great musical talent that include Romeo Gasa (2007), Adequate Sounds (2016), The Travellers (2017) and Identity (2019) who all managed to record and launch albums.
Meanwhile, the Mighty Zambezi Lager Bonfire will be held on 13 August at Donnybrook Park, Arcturus.
“This year’s event is dubbed “Ignite” as the Bonfire event will be centred around a grand spectacle fire lighting ceremony, where we ignite what is, the country’s largest 10x10m bonfire, in celebration of the might and beauty of the great outdoors,” said Delta Beverages.
To light up the stage the event will have music performances from Zimbabwe’s own artistes, Bulawayo-based Djembe Monks, Tamy Moyo, Holy Ten, The Travellers and The Movement.
Supporting DJs will include Reverb 7, Naida, DJ Masty, Shanku Chante, Ryan Synth.
“We look forward to re-connecting with our most loved and loyal Zambezians in the freedom of the great outdoors at this year’s Bonfire event.
There will be lots of exciting outdoor activities to participate in with premium prizes to be won.
Event tickets are available at www.clicknpay.africa and on all other Click ‘n Pay platforms for $7 500-for a limited time only.
General access tickets will also be available at the gate on the event day,” further said Delta Beverages.