SOUTH Africa-based multi-award winning Afro Jazz sensation Bothwell a�?Bekezelaa�? Nkomo proves to be the most wanted artiste whom Skyz Metro FM listeners are enthusiastic to see perform at the stationa��s two years birthday celebration.
The bash affectionately known as a�?Umcimbi Wabantua�? is slated for 29 September with the venue for the celebration not yet confirmed.
On the stationa��s Rea Vaya afternoon drive show, the host of the show Benkosi a�?B-Kaya�? Maphosa opened lines on Monday for listeners to mention artistes whom they want to see perform at the birthday celebration.
Artistes like Madlela Skhobokhobo, Jays Marabini, DJ Skaiva and Sandra Ndebele were some of the performers mentioned by listeners with one Bekezela proving to be a darling of many as every caller was requesting for him.
Commenting from his base in Johannesburg, the soft spoken Bekezela hit-maker who won the Song of the Year at this yeara��s prestigious Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAA) revealed that ita��s a blessing to receive such love from his mother city.
a�?I feel blessed and honoured that fans from Bulawayo requested that I perform at the Skyz Metro FM birthday celebration, fans know what they want to see in me and I promise if I make it to the gig they should expect fireworks.
a�?The last time I performed in the city was last year in December at the stationa��s Awards, it will be an honour to reunite with my fans at the stationa��s gig once more,a�? said Bekezela.
Last year at White City Stadium it was a Kwaito gala as the stationa��s one year anniversary party was complemented by the Durban Kwaito Kingpin Professor and the three-member group Stiff which comprises Bulawayoa��s own Diliza, Mgijimi and Sbu.
As the stationa��s boss Qhubani Moyo said: a�?We are still selecting the artistes who will perform at the bash,a�? it still remains unknown which artistes will grace the Skyz Metro FMa��s second anniversary.
Meanwhile, Bekezela will be dropping a new single on 1 September titled Siyatshadisa featuring Botswana Jazz artiste Motlha.
He revealed that the single which was produced by Papi, is a wedding song which is composed in four African languages including IsiNdebele, Shona, Tswana and Lingala from the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a way of unifying his continental fans.