Macheso flops in Ftown

FRANCISTOWN: Alick Macheso, the Zimbabwean sungura king, is reportedly an internationally acclaimed music maestro. His fans affectionately call him 'Razor Wire' because of his performance perfection on stage.

But all this counted for nothing last Friday night as only a handful of his fans attended the much hyped show held at the BOCCIM Hall in Francistown. A full house was expected here. But it was never to be. A crowd of not more than 500 fans thronged the BOCCIM Hall to witness Zimbabwe's most decorated musician performing live here for the third time since 2008. Macheso's fans have generally failed to appreciate the musician's latest offering, Kwatakabva Mitunhu (Kure Kwekure). In his latest album released last December incorporated a new style that is not popular among most of his fans.

The singer himself admitted that he erred on his latest offering. He said his latest album has failed to make an impact on the market because fans are resisting changes he made to his music. Macheso said his fans were used to certain traits in his music but the moment he decided to bring something new, people have failed to appreciate it. He further admitted that his decision did not go down well with most of his fans.

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