ZiFM’s radio presenter Gibson Ncube has introduced a new feature on his programme called My City Rocks.
The feature replaces the Bulawayo top 10 chart which ended two weeks ago, but caters for music pruducers from all cities and towns of Zimbabwe.
Ncube told Southern Eye Lifestyle that the feature would be a nationwide project which comes on air to replace the Bulawayo top 10 chart which was seen as the groundbreaking platform for the city’s music to receive more airplay every week on national radio.
“The introduction of My City Rocks comes at a time when Bulawayo music is now being slowly recognised and accepted by radio stations. When I started the show my goals were to try and make sure that Bulawayo music became relevant to the country and as such came the rise of unknown artists like Cal-vin who’s music is now being accepted on a larger nationwide scale,” he said.
“My City Rocks is about getting the best tracks from whichever city and showcasing that music just as long as it meets my show and the station’s standards from content, sound quality to production.
As much as Bulawayo musicians feel that their time will be shared, My City Rocks has been designed for musicians to represent their cities and compete with other cities. Ncube said this would be a platform for musicians from all over Zimbabwe to link up and make more music together.
“If I get good songs from any other city and play those back to back with good songs from Bulawayo, through networking, musicians will push on social media. I am hoping that this will lead Bulawayo’s music to filter into other cities that are vying for support from their cities,” said.
My City Rocks is set to air on ZiFM from 7:30pm on Saturday, replacing the Bulawayo top 10 chart which lasted for 25 weeks.