South African music duo of Nhlanhla Nciza and Theo Kgosinkwe who are popularly known as Mafikizolo are expected to land in Harare at noon ahead of their “Lock Down” gig that is slated for Harare International Conference Centre tonight. The show that will feature some of the country’s finest musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi and Tocky Vibes, has all the ingredients of a thriller according to organiser Simba Madziwa of Simmad Entertainment.
“All is set for the show and our headline act, Mafikizolo, will arrive in the country at noon aboard the South African Airways. Everything else is in place as we have already set up the sound system, barricades that will separate the VIP, VVIP and the rest of the crowd,” he said.
He said the response had been overwhelming so far with tickets selling like hot cakes in the build-up to the event.
“Tickets are available at various points although the cheapest that are going for $10 are sold out at most of the points. The rest are available and patrons can still buy at the venue,” he said.
He also spoke of the line-up saying it was aimed at giving top class entertainment to the upmarket target crowd.
“It being the last working day for most people we thought it would be best to shut it down in style. We are targeting a mature crowd hence our decision to have Mafikizolo share the stage with Tuku who is known to impress at any time of day. Since dancehall is also the in thing, we chose to include Tocky Vibes whose music is appealing to all ages,” he said.
Speaking on the security, Simmad said tight security measures had been put in place. He said they had since put in place measures to ensure the indoor show would be peaceful.
“We have engaged the ZRP who will ensure peace and order although there are not supposed to push around or harass the patrons. We have also arranged for the gate that leads to Samora Machel to be opened to ensure that people do not have to scramble to access just one exit point,” he said.