MARK Ngwazi, who is currently enjoying the success of his latest album Nharo Nezvine Nharo, will share the stage with sungura ace Alick Macheso, at Pamuzinda Highway Xscape, on September 3.

Dubbed Sungura Festival, other artistes billed to perform at the event are Peter Moyo, Somandla Ndebele and Leonard Zhakata.

Ngwazi said it will be a great experience to share the stage with the sungura legend.

“It’s an honour to share the stage with legends like Macheso and Zhakata.

“These are our elders who have paved the way for us to be where we are today.

“We will also learn a lot as the Njanja Express band by performing alongside them.

“And, it also shows we are doing well being called to perform with the great artists,” said Ngwazi.

Ngwazi believes music is not a competition, but entertainment.

“Music shouldn’t be like politics where one aims to outsmart the other in order to win an election.

“We don’t compete or outdo each other in music because we are different.

“As artistes, we have our own DNA that cannot be replicated by another person.

“The main obligation as artists is to entertain people and not to fight for thrones,” he said.

Both Ngwazi and Macheso will be fresh from their foreign tours.

Last weekend, Ngwazi performed in South Africa.

Macheso is currently on his overseas tour alongside Gemma Griffiths.

Macheso and Gemma’s musical romance and chemistry have become the talk of showbiz.

The Orchestra Mberikwazvo founder told H-Metro he regards Gemma as his daughter in music.

Macheso’s fans have been missing the king of sungura for almost a month.

— HMetro