Betty Makaya dates Plumtree


SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwe songstress Betty Makaya, who has been on a self-imposed musical sabbatical, is set to bounce back into the limelight with a show at the border town of Plumtree next month.

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Makaya is scheduled to serenade the border town at the popular Kombani Lodge on October 25 after a long absence from the public limelight due to undisclosed personal business.

She however, told Southern Eye Lifestyle that she would give Plumtree fans a feel of the two new singles, Chokwadi and Maybe.

“I will ignite Plumtree with two new love songs — Maybe and Chokwadi — recorded in Zimbabwe (Track Records) and South Africa (Turbo Lounge) which were released this year, ” Makaya said.

She used the interview to thank fans whom she said had shown her love and support over the years.

Makaya scooped the Best Urban Grooves Artist award at the Zimbabwe Music Awards in 2004 and became the best overall female musician of the year.

She was also one of few female urban grooves musicians that managed to break into male-dominated industry in an empathetic way.

During her days, hits such as Usipo, Ndakusuwa and Kurwizi received a lot of airplay from local radio stations.

She has toured the United Kingdom.