Entertainment

So much to take

CATLIN

SHIKANDA KAWANGA, Lusaka
THERE was so much on offer for entertainment freaks last weekend; Congolese musician Koffi Olomide, Kenya’s award-winning group Sauti Sol as well as Nigeria’s hip-hop artiste Tekno were all in town.That is what is called spoilt for choice.
Fortunately for those in Lusaka, by the time Tekno’s show was coming on at Woodlands Stadium on Saturday, Koffi was in Kitwe for another performance at Mindolo Dam.
Still, there was a lot of traffic from Lusaka heading to the Copperbelt on Saturday.
On the same day, Sauti Sol and Zambian violinist Caitlin were headlining the MTN Colourfest at Ndola Wanderers Club.
When Tekno delayed coming on stage at Woodlands Stadium, some of those in attendance took to social media and posted that they wished they had gone to Ndola for Sauti Sol.
Well, such is expected.
But there was still a lot to sample Tekno’s show.
Macky II, Slap D and Bobby East were also on the line-up.
But you could understand why there were complaints; Tekno only came on stage after 02:30 hours.
At his press briefing upon arrival, Tekno had spoken of being ready for the show. Well, in truth, he seemed not ready as he could not perform all the songs in full. A number of fans were not pleased.
But to his credit, he tried to engage the audience and make them part of the show. And boy, those Zambian fans certainly know his songs. And they can sing too. Even under the influence of alcohol.
For gospel lovers, there was something in town as well; Rachel was launching her new album titled “Christ Revealed” at a relatively well-attended function at Blessing Centre, Bread of Life Church in Lusaka’s Emmasdale.
The likes of Mutamula Mwale, Suwilanji, Reuben, Penjani and Skillz all came through to give support to Rachel.
On the same Saturday, Twice (Cullen Chisha) and Nasty D (Davies Ngoma) were performing at Club Amnesia in Lusaka’s Chamba Valley. Backed by the Zambezi Syndicate, this is where fans of Zambezi music headed to.

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