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NEBERT (left) leads the Mashombe Blue Jeans in a performance during a community celebration at the completion of the construction of Moyo Hospital by World Vision Zambia in Pemba. PICTURE: CATHERINE MUMBA

CATHERINE MUMBA, Choma
MATONGO Maumbi, a broadcast journalist with BBC Media Action, knows almost everything about the musicians who have graced the Tonga Music Festival.
He worked at Chikuni Radio, which organises the annual festival in Monze.
If you want anything, he is one of the men to go to.
So, who is Nebert Mashombe, the band leader of the Mashombe Blue Jeans?
“Nebert Mashombe started his music career in the mid-1980s. My encounter with him springs back to the early 2000s during the all-Tonga Music Festival. He is a soft-spoken man, shy but once he is leading his band with the singing, he traverses various aspects of social life. His stardom went up when, with the support of Chikuni Radio, he produced albums for people’s consumption,” Matongo says.http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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