By Zimba Nice
Preparations for the Southern Africa Music and Arts Festival Zimbabwe headlined by Jamaican music sensation Busy Signal are going on as planned with organisers securing all travelling documents for the singer and his 14 band members. Y2K also processed travelling papers for Busiswa and her team as well.
Busy Signal born Reanno Devon Gordon and Busiswa jumpstarts his tour in Bulawayo at the Large City Hall on August 4 alongside South Africa’s sultry Kalawa femcee Busiswa and Zimbabwean musicians.
The ‘Free up’ singer who made his maiden Zimbabwean appearance two years ago concludes his tour in Harare on August 5 at Glamis Arena.
Documents gleaned by Zimba Nice showed that Y2K Promotions travel arrangements for the musician have been sorted ahead of the Southern Africa Music and Arts Festival (SAMA) Zimbabwe.
“I have the pleasure in advising you that your application for a Temporary Employment Permit has been approved for the period 04 August to 05 August 2017,” read part of the document.
The serial hitmaker confirmed on his Facebook page of his second coming.
“Y2k Summer Festival live in Harare and Bulawayo its good to be heading back to Zimbabwe. I will be performing with my live band. Busy Hotted!!,” he said.
The UK Based music promotions firm usually does the SAMA for Zimbabweans staying there who are entertained by locally based musicians such as Dr Oliver Mtukudzi, Winky D, Jah Prayzah, Fungisai to mention but the few.
This time around, Y2K decided to localize the event after getting much pressure by Zimbabweans staying here.
“We thought of bringing the SAMA Festival from UK to Zimbabwe after numerous requests by Zimbabweans here. So this time we have organized a memorable SAMA for Zimbabwe where Jamaica’s reggae sensation Busy Signal will be performing for the second time in the country. We have not forgotten Bulawayo which loves House music so much as Kalawa Chikita Busiswa is set to grace the city alongside Busy Signal,” said Y2K Zimbabwe representative Brian Hazangwi.
Supporting acts for the Bulawayo leg include CalVin, Sandra Ndebele, Babongile, Mzoe 7, Tocky Vibes, Winky D, Killer T, MC Ndombele, Judgement Yard, Mandlela Skhobokobo, DJ Mzoe, DJ Liz, and Centre Party.
In Harare, apart from Killer T, Dadza D, Lady Squanda, Soul Jah Love, Freeman, Takura and Kinnah share the stage with the headline act.