The President’s Peermont Hotel, the host and organiser of the Dru Hill concert, say the inclusion of Skeffa Chimoto as the opening act for the multi-platinum group’s tour of Malawi seeks to bring variety and diversity.
This follows concerns and questions raised by some fans who feel that Chimoto is not an ideal choice considering the genre of music he plays.
However, the organisers believe Chimoto is the right artist to open for the US group.
“Skeffa is an icon. He is vocally and lyrically gifted and we have not hosted any strong artist like him before. Again, while his music appeals to a cross section of people, there is a certain class of people that he appeals to such as decision makers.
“These are the same people that used to listen to Dru Hill in the early 90s as such these two acts appeal to the same class of people,” said Temwa Kanjadza, the hotel’s sales and marketing manager.
She said people should be on the lookout for a great show.
“Dru Hill willl perform at the Malawi Square, within the Umodzi Park on December 12.
“Everything is confirmed and the group will be in Malawi on either December 9 or 10 ahead of the show.
“To drum up support, we are running different promotional programmes on our partner radio stations of Zodiak and Capital FM. Listeners will be winning tickets to the show,” she said.
The US multi-platinum selling music group comprises of Mark ‘Sisqó’ Andrews, Larry ‘Jazz’ Anthony, Tamir ‘Nokio’ Ruffin and Tao.
Popular during the late 1990s with a repertoire that included R’n’B, soul, hip-hop soul and gospel music. n