By Lisa Masuku
Music once again proved to be a major unifying factor as people from diverse backgrounds converged at Barbourfields Stadium B Arena for the Independence Gala which lived up to expectations.
The event was part of the entertainment menu for the historic 42nd Independence Day celebrations held outside Harare for the first time since 1980.
It was entertainment galore as the music extravaganza started just after the Uhuru Cup tie featuring giants Highlanders and Dynamos.
And it was no surprise as the event attracted thousands of revellers who had nothing but a memorable day.
“I really enjoyed the show. This show gave us an opportunity to shine as the people of Mzilikazi. We are grateful for having played host for this year’s celebrations, we just want to extend our appreciation to His Excellence,” said some of the music fans.
Bulawayo proved why it is touted the country’s creative and cultural hub as IYASA had music fans, government officials and socialites salivating.
Roki did not disappoint either as he performed some of his hit songs.
South African music stars, Master KG and Zandikuza who graced the historic celebrations were the major attraction and they produced a stellar performance.
Some of the artists who performed include Chase Skuza, Agatha Murudzwa, Ma9 and Mzoe 7 among others.
The event was graced by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Mr Nick Mangwana and Acting Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Hon Jenfan Muswere.