HARARE - Peter Moyo aka Young Igwe’s second landing happens tonight when the sungura ace launches his second album aptly titled "Mabasa aMwari" at 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale, Harare.
Moyo will be supported by Dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu and afro-jazz crooner Jean Masters.
Tomorrow, the sungura musician will be joined by rising afro-jazz musician Myrah Dube at the album launch after-party.
Moyo said he gave all on the new offering and leaves it to fans to give their own feedback.
“God has been faithful to me, especially considering that at one time key band members left the group but we are now together as a unit and the sound on the new album is testimony to this.
“I encourage music lovers and fans of Utakataka to come to both the Friday (today) and Saturday (tomorrow) event. It’s the rebirth of sungura and we will give them entertainment par excellence.”
Fans piled pressure on Moyo to release his debut album Mushonga Mukuru in 2013 and fortunately the project was well received.
“I am happy to release this album — Mabasa aMwari — without too much of influence and pressure mainly from critics like what happened on my first album.
“This time around, I enjoyed working on the album, taking my time and I believe in the project. In fact I surprised my fans, they were not expecting this project to come early like this,” he said.
Moyo will hold a fans’ gig at The Avon Restaurant, an upmarket food, drink and entertainment joint in Avondale tomorrow from 2pm and spilling late into the night.
The event is a special dedication by Moyo who has steadily steered the Utakataka express ship following the passing on of his father Tongai Moyo.
The Avon Restaurant general manager Judith Mahati said they were ready to host Moyo’s fans and all music lovers at this special event.
“Peter Moyo is a brand and we are happy with the progress he is making particularly the launch of his second album. We have hosted him here before but tomorrow’s event is a bit special as it is dedicated to his fans and all music lovers.
“It will be full bar, grill and catering; red carpet photo sessions, CD buying and signing by Moyo plus entertainment by Myrah, a rising afro-jazz sensation who will share the stage with Moyo.”
The young Igwe said tomorrow’s event gives him an opportunity to interact with his fans in a serene and family environment.
“Fully fledged gigs rarely give me an opportunity to interact with my fans and tomorrow’s event which comes after the album launch at 7 Arts today will be a bit special as I will be freely interacting with fans and music lovers.
“Fans will also get an opportunity to buy signed CDs of my new album Mabasa aMwari with red carpet photo sessions, full bar, grill and catering plus music by the talented jazz star Myrah. People must come and have fun with me.”
The Young Igwe who has run the Utakataka Express brand well since the death of his father has propelled the group to even greater heights and fans await to sample the quality of his new production which critics have argued is notches higher than his last production.