THREE groups representing Matabeleland provinces have declared they would clinch the top accolade at the Chibuku Road to Fame national finals that are slated for Saturday in Harare.
Sounds of Universe from Bulawayo, Moto Super Sounds from Gwanda and African Traditional vibes from Victoria Falls have vowed to end the seven-year drought for a win for Matabeleland in the competition.
Sounds of Universe leader Ncengisile Moyo said they had made all necessary preparations and were raring to go.
“As a group, we want to end this seven-year bad streak for Bulawayo going without the prestigious award from the national finals,” Moyo said.
“We have done our homework and we have been consulting senior and veteran artistes on how we should present ourselves at the big stage.”
James Mukwakwana, director of the Matabeleland North winners African Traditional Vibes, echoed Moyo’s sentiments, declaring that they would be the first group to take the award to the province after a long time.
“We will win this competition,” he said. “I am strongly convinced that if the boys remain focused and concentrate on their instruments we will definitely deliver. Matabeleland North is banking on us. We will win,” he said.
The new boys from Matabeleland South, Moto Super Sounds, said they would do their level best to clinch the award at the national finals.
Chibuku Road to Fame is one of the country’s largest identification platforms and the winners of the competition are offered a recording deal and prize money.
Matabeleland groups have over the past seven years disappointed at the big stage and Black Face were the last group to win the award for Bulawayo in 2006.
Matabeleland North and South respectively, have never won the award.