Mish Nyakudarika

Festival director at it, again!

FOR the second time around Mish Nyakudarika, the brains behind the now defunct Bulawayo Culture Festival which failed to take place two years ago is at it again.
This comes after the much publicised Victoria Falls International Cultural Festival (Vicfest) failed to kick off in the resort town as scheduled from 6-11 August.

The festival reportedly left a number of artistes who were set to perform stranded, among them Busi Ncube and a South African gospel ensemble, Nation Gospel.

Ncube was quoted in the media saying, a�?I was confused and it was a big mess. If something went wrong he should have communicated,a�? she said.

Nyakudarika is the director of the festival. Two years ago Nyakudarika hogged the limelight after he organised a festival dubbed Bulawayo Cultural Festival which never was.

Just like the Vicfest, top artistes in Zimbabwe including Oliver Mtukudzi were billed to perform at the event.

However,A� Nyakudarika argues the Victoria Falls festival was postponed.
a�?The festival never failed to kick off but it has been combined with the Tourism Expo that will run from 27 August to 1 September. The festival will now be held over five days,a�? said Nyakudarika.

However, Matabeleland South Nacz provincial officer Philani Dube he said he was not aware of such an event under the Vicfest banner.

a�?I have never heard about such a festival which is set to happen in Victoria Falls. If I hear anything I will get back to you,a�? said.

Dudu Manhenga and Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana Thandy Dhlana, Black Umfolosi, Thandy Dhlana, Willis Wataffi, DJ Francis, Mandebvu, Tata Mojo, Men at Work, Victor Kunonga and Family Voices were some of the artistes billed to perform at the festival.