VICTORIA FALLS ensemble Afro-Bongo shrugged off fierce competition on Saturday night to emerge winners of the Matabeleland North Chibuku Road to Fame provincial finals held at Lwendulu Social Club in Hwange.
The group beat six others to land the top spot, pocketing $1 000.
Kaseke Sounds of Victoria Falls took the second slot while Quad Masters settled for third position.
Afro Bongo earned themselves the sole ticket to represent the Matabeleland North province in the national finals that will be held in Harare later on this year.
Afro-Bongo manager Petros Ndlovu was elated with the achievement saying the group had been working hard to win the competition.
“As a group we had been working hard towards this competition. We have participated in the competition several times and we failed to make our mark, but this year we are happy that our patience and hard work have finally paid dividends,” he said.
Their act was filled with electrifying dances that were marked by exuberance and silky dance moves that were breathtaking and a marvel to watch.
The well organised event, sponsored by Delta Beverages in collaboration with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, kept revellers on their feet with patrons dancing through all performances. Ndlovu said the Victoria Falls group would try its best to bring the prestigious award to Matabeleland.
Chibuku Road to Fame’s major objectives are to promote the development of musical groups through identifying outfits with potential to produce recordable material and assist winning groups in documenting their work.
The competition excels in providing upcoming musicians with technical expertise in music and event management.