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Toni Braxton, Davido set for Zimbabwe

With winter drawing to an end, summer beacons and during this period outgoing people have a lot to look forward to.

Toni Braxton in "Braxton Family Values"
Toni Braxton in “Braxton Family Values”

Promoters always do their best in organising entertaining events.

This summer promises to be really fun-packed, a look at the events already lined up is enough to whet any fun lover’s appetite.

The Heroes’ factor

To get the ball rolling will be the Heroes’ Dancehall Splash slotted for August 8 at Long Cheng Plaza.

Jamaican superstar Charly Black will be headlining this event and he will be supported by local powerhouses in the form of Soul Jah Love, Killer T, Seh Calaz, Kinnah and Freeman, just to name a few.

With the dancehall culture thriving on the local entertainment scene, this is set to be an explosive gig. Advance tickets are already on sale at a reasonable US$5 but are set to be pegged at US$10 on the day.

The Jamaican is expected to belt hits like “Every Lighter”, “Wine up” and “Bubble”.

International acts make beeline

The Harare Agricultural Show week is usually the busiest on the entertainment calendar and this year it promises to be even better.

Music lovers will be in for a treat with three international acts set to perform in two different shows.

Toni Braxton and Babyface will serenade fans with their soulful vibes on August 28 at the Borrowdale Racecourse while Nigerian superstar Davido will shut down the Agric show in style at Belgravia Sports Club the following day.

The duo of Babyface and Braxton have been in the music industry for a while and are still riding high on the success of their 2014 collaborative chart-topping album Love, Marriage and Divorce.

These two are among some of the most successful R & B artistes in the world, boasting a rich list of hits — this show is one not to miss.

On the other hand Davido is one of the biggest artistes on the African continent at the moment.

He has already begged several international awards including a Kora for Best Newcomer (2012), BET award for Best International Act: Africa (2014) and has won the Best Male award twice at the MTV Africa Music Awards (2014 and 2015).

The American-born Nigerian singer is well known for pulling off electrifying performances and is set to bring his ‘A’ game to Zimbabwe.

Advance tickets for the Davido show will go on sale on August 1 with the general entry going for US$10 while the VIP and VVIP tickets will be sold for US$15 and US$20 respectively.

However, the price is set to double at the gate.

Selection of supporting acts has been left in the hands of fans, with organisers having set up voting platforms.

The award-winning musician is very popular among locals, as most of his songs have become major hits on the entertainment circuit. Some of his popular songs include “Dami Duro”, “Skelewu”, “Gobe”, “Aye” and the current hit “The Sound”.

Besides the Davido gig, a host of other shows have also been lined up for the last day of the Agric show and these will include the Harare Cup Clash at the City Sports Centre, the Bodyslam Summer Festival at the Waterwhirld and a Gospel show at the HICC, among many other events. The Sunday Mail

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