Peter Moyo proves critics wrong

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PETER Dhewa Moyo, son to the late Sungura legend Tongai Moyo, proved critics wrong when he performed to a full crowd at Takarangana Night Club in Mkoba, Gweru, at the weekend.

Report by Stephen Chadenga

The Young Igwe, as he is known by his fans, was mobbed by his admirers, who jostled to get inside the club despite complaining about the $4 entrance fee, which they felt was too high.

Dhewa set the stage alight around midnight for an appreciative crowd who chanted “Dhewa Dhewa” up to the wee hours of Sunday.

He played some of the tracks from the yet-to-be-released album such as Tutsotso, Mushonga Mukuru, Mwari Wenyasha, among others.

Fans also danced to songs from his late father such as Zvinoita Murudo, Naye and the popular Samanyemba. Fans told Southern Eye that they identified with the Young Igwe saying he is a “son of the soil”.

“The young artist is a Midlander and we have to give him full support.
“Constructive criticism on the young artist is appreciated, but we can’t keep on being critical,” James Chiseko of Mambo suburb said.
Emmanuel Chivhoko of Mkoba suburb said: “Though I felt $4 for the show was a bit high, I still enjoyed myself and had even to struggle to get in as fans clogged the entrance”.

The young Igwe said he appreciated the support he has always been receiving from Mkoba fans.

“It’s not the first time I played here,” he said. “The reception from the fans is just warm and I salute them.”
Critics have claimed Moyo has failed to step into his father’s shoes since he ventured into music.