By Nigel Pfunde
WORLD renowned UK-based wheel-spinner – Chris Goldfinger – will be jetting into the capital tomorrow ahead of his two special shows at Red Fox Hotel. Goldfinger, who created a sound name for himself on BBC Radio 1, touches down at the Harare International Airport tomorrow afternoon.
His welcome party will be held at the traditional hub of local dancehall- reggae music, Red Fox Hotel.
Although Goldfinger is a celebrated deejay who has shared the stage with big names in the international dancehall circles, this time it won’t be a stroll in the park. He faces stiff competition from local wheel-spinners who will be battling him to hog the limelight on Saturday as he plays at the belated birthday bash for popular entertainment promoter Robert Zhuwao affectionately known as Elder Robi in the dancehall fraternity.
Goldfinger will alternate on the turntables with the country’s premier league dee jays namely Pee Styles, Dee Nosh, Legendary Sound, Judgement Yard, Flevah T and Ash Styles and Nivek. The organiser of the bash, Elder Robi also revealed that Mic Inity is expected to be part of the star-studded line up. Said Elder Robi:
“Mic Inity will make a surprise performance and Chris (Goldfinger) will also play on Sunday at the Mad Sunday alongside Judgement Yard, Smylie, I Randu and Badman Bee”. Elder Robi is optimistic about the Goldfinger show. “Well, it’s no secret that Chris is a world class entertainer and I am optimistic that he will give a sterling performance,” he said.
Part of Goldfinger’s advance team is expected in the country today. Elder Robi’s actual birthday was on July 31 but he no longer celebrates it on that day because his mother died two days before the day last year.
“I no longer celebrate my birthday on the actual date because my mum died two days before,” said Elder Robi who was playing Sizzla Kalonji’s smashing hit, Thank You Mama on the background.