Vocal ex concert spectacular

Primrose Ndlovu
Vocal ex was the toast of the town on Africa Day as the group, led by the duo of Joyous Celebrationa��s Eric Moyo and Mkhululi Bhebhe, thrilled fans who thronged Bulawayo Amphitheatre.

The success of the concert also highlighted how the Christian community has shown support to gospel artistes as most of the concerts have drawn sizeable crowds.

While South Africaa��s Big Nuz was greeted by a near-empty City Hall, gospel lovers made sure that this was not the case for the gospel showpiece.

Pre-show tickets sold like hot cakes and many had to pay by the door as they were sold out.

Those who attended also witnessed a spectacular showing Luke a�?Kaysa�? Kamanga who stole the show with his mbira as he gave a splendid performance with his song Mupfudzi Wangu.

The director of Vocal Ex Thembelani Mdlaziba said they were happy with the support people showed despite a few hiccups and believed that gospel music was growing bigger.

a�?Vocal Ex started off on a small note but the response we are getting from people is really amazing and we taking the developments step by step as Ia��m seeing Vocal Ex going even further and sharing the stage with prominent gospel artistes,a�? said Mdlaziba.

A few original songs and common church choruses were remixed and sung in a totally different way.

The concert ended on a high note with the energetic female vocalist Chelsea Mguni storming the stage with her medley just before Mkhululi took over.

Mkhululi Bhebhe closed the show with his Shona medleys Namata, Ichokwadi and Wasara Wasara which kept people on their feet and left them yearning for more.

The concert might have started very late with technical glitches but the huge turnout and the supporting acts proved that gospel music is not missing a step as its followers turn out to be a loyal bunch.