Homecoming party for Vusa Mkhaya.

By Jesse Ncube

The Zimbabwean born Imbube crooner, Vusa Mkhaya who is based in Austria will be celebrating Christmas with fans in Bulawayo.

Mkhaya will be bringing a host of Zimbabwean artists who are based in SA for the gig dubbed “The Real Home Coming” billed to take place at the Zimbabwe Music Academy on 28 December.

The gig is expected to be bigger than the previous edition as the musician will be sharing the stage with Berita and Bekezelela, who have been entrusted to rock the fans and headline the much loved event.

The veteran artist seems to be establishing  a permanent home in Bulawayo as he held a similar show back in 2017 at Indaba Book cafe. Taking to his official account, Mkhaya  reflected on the amazing experience he had back then.

“On the 20th of January 2027 I did a show at Indaba Book Cafe in Bulawayo. We removed the tables and filled up the place with 80 people and some people had to listen while standing outside. Fast Forward to 2021, am coming to Bulawayo not alone but this time with Berita and Bekezelamusic on the 28th of December,” he posted.

The gig organiser, Kudakwashe Takudzwa said tickets which have been pegged at $20 are already on sale at the Intwasa Festival office studio, Bulawayo Art Gallery and at the Bulawayo Chiefs office in Tshaka Center opposite Hafellis.

Mkhaya is most known as a member of the award winning vocal trio Insingizi, a group he gained commercial and critically acclaimed success with his emotive musical stories of love, heartbreak and everyday living from the 2004 debut album, Voices of Southern Africa / Spirit of Africa, which sold over 250,000 units in North America.

Today the multi-award-winning singer has managed to unite other artistes through the song Masiyephambili, which speaks to the unity and resilience of people in the City of Bulawayo.

For the past years, party lovers in the City of Bulawayo have been spoilt by other artists like Oskido and the Kalawa crew, Dr Malinga with gigs that would feature top artistes from Zimbabwe, growing tremendously to an extent of attracting revelers from Botswana and South Africa.