ONE of Bulawayo’s leading night spots, Horizon Bar and Restaurant, is already preparing for Valentine’s Day despite the lovers’ day being more than three weeks away.
Xolani Ncube, who is popularly known as DJ Joe Tha Og, said the trendy venue would be hosting Harare’s rising dancehall artiste Tocky Vibes (pictured) in an expected full house.
“Tocky is coming to Bulawayo for the first time and people must brace themselves for an ecstatic show. Bulawayo’s Upperklass, the young and upcoming crew will perform on the day. The show comes on Valentine’s weekend and we will give away gifts of Valentine roses,” Ncube said.
Tocky Vibes’ manager Elvis Bokosha said the youthful artiste was coming to Bulawayo by public demand.
“We have been asked so many times to bring Tocky to the City of Kings and we thought why not, he is happy about coming to Bulawayo and promises nothing but fireworks,” Bokosha said.
DJs Joe Tha Og, Black Cee, Nospa and D’Bongs Deeper will entertain fans on the night.
Tocky Vibes started his musical career in 2009 and released his hit song Ndirikumhanya in the same year. However, his parents forced him to stop making music arguing that it was distracting his academic pursuits.
He complied, but returned to the music scene soon after completing high school with the assistance of another dancehall artiste Guspy Warrior, who offered to groom and assist him with studio recordings.
In February, 2014 Tocky released the hit song Amai and in December he released a Christmas song dubbed Ndararama, which is receiving a lot of airplay on Power FM and on ZiFM.
The rising artiste is in the studio working on a 10-track album. He is scheduled to tour the United Kingdom in February and Australia in March this year.