SEKUNJALO Investments and Promotions Company will from tomorrow start hosting local artistes that are set to share the stage with South African music maestro Dan Tshanda in Bulawayo next month.
The Terrace Garden at Selborne Hotel will tomorrow host city singer Sandra Ndebele, who will share the stage with Derrick Majaivana, son of veteran musician Lovemore Majaivana.
Sekunjalo director Dave Ncube said they would be promoting local artistes every Friday starting tomorrow.
He said artistes that would excel would share the stage with Tshanda and musicians from his stable.
“Artistes who will impress in our Friday performances will be given slots to perform with Tshanda,” he said.
“We are looking forward to giving the people of Bulawayo quality entertainment.
“We all know that Sandra has done well in her career as a musician and Sekunjalo has promised that our thrust in the entertainment industry is to make sure people are entertained at affordable prices, at the same time getting entertainment of high quality.
“As part of the Tshanda preparations, the people of Bulawayo will get a chance to mingle with our own finest artistes as we build up to the show.”
Ndebele and her group Intombi Zomqhangala are known for highly energetic waist wriggling dances that are a marvel to watch while Majaivana is known for his soft jazz tracks that appeal to various age groups. He plays songs from his father’s albums.
Meanwhile, Selborne Hotel last Saturday opened its newly-renovated bar, The Private Eye.
The bar, formerly known as Brass Rail, had been undergoing renovations for the past few months.
Before opening The Private Eye, Sekunjalo Investments had been running two bars at Selborne Hotel — the King’s Head and Terrace Garden.
Ncube said the new facility was for members only, who would pay a monthly subscription of $5.
“Members of the public who want to be associated with The Private Eye will have to pay $5 every month,” he said.
“The facility will treat members and patrons to an assortment of fun as it will have special days where patrons will have free snacks on the house.
“There will be games for patrons and raffle draws every Friday, and prizes will vary from weekend to weekend. Members will be allowed a maximum of four visitors per visit. They will enjoy a credit facility that will see them settling their dues over a period of seven days.”
He added that The Private Eye would give the public an opportunity to rub shoulders with the who is who of Bulawayo.
“The Private Eye offers the public an opportunity to rub shoulders with the ‘who is who’ of the city and those who want to meet them can pay membership fees,” Ncube said.
“Everyone is free to come and mingle with professionals at the bar. Sekunjalo is known for its competitive prices that are affordable to everyone. Every Monday there is a happy hour where brown bottles will be selling for a dollar for two.
“The Private Eye members will be entitled to a free ticket, T-shirt and head dress in every event that would have been organised by Sekunjalo Investments.”
The Private Eye has conference facilities with a capacity of 50 people and a restaurant.