Harare-BASED reggae artiste McInity says he was humbled by the reception he got in Bulawayo on Saturday when he drew a large crowd at Horizon Bar and Restaurant at a show that lived up to its billing.
McInity, who was virtually unknown in the Bulawayo’s entertainment scene before his show, attracted hundreds of revellers who danced the night away.
He told Southern Eye Lifestyle that he was surprised by the level of support as he had an impression that Bulawayo was more inclined to South African music.
“I am happy to be in Bulawayo I am impressed by the crowd that is here,” McInity said.
“I didn’t know that my music appeals to many people in Bulawayo because I thought that most people from this region are more into kwaito and House music.”
The revellers got value for their money as the organisers, 3D Events, pulled out all stops to stage a top-drawer event.
Mduduzi Mdlongwa of 3D Events said they were impressed by McInity and were considering bringing him back to the City of Kings and Queens next month.
“As 3D we are happy with his performance and we would like to bring him back next month for another show,” he said.
“He put up a top class performance which we did not expect as organisers of the event.
“Even some of the fans that attended were coming from as far as Gweru.”
Mdlongwa revealed that despite a lot of people encouraging him to bring McInity to the city, he had been reluctant to do so as he was not sure of his popularity.
“To be honest I didn’t even know the artiste, but I was impressed by his performance,” he said.
“I used to get people encouraging me to promote the artiste so that he would come and perform, but I was reluctant because I didn’t even know him. As 3D we are very happy with his performance.”
McInity’s presence on the stage was electrifying as he kept the crowd on its feet.