JAZZ MAESTRO:Ndingo Johwa

RENOWNED Ikajazz artist Ndingo Johwa who this year passed the chance to play at the annual Domboshaba Festival for a more glamorous and
lucrative national call in the great nation of Zimbabwe described the trip as “simply dynamic”.

The Voice caught up with him in Francistown over the weekend, while performing at an auspicious corporate event.

“The Zimbabwe shows were a window of opportunity for me. I performed at our embassy in Harare on Botswana day in front of many diplomatic dignitaries,
who knows maybe this is the beginning of more such performances. Next stop was Masvingo, at the Great Zimbabwe Arts Festival.

The festival is something similar to our Domboshaba”, he said.
Johwa who was performing in Zimbabwe for the first time, said he was humbled by the warm Zimbabwean reception.

“The hospitality is second to none. One thing they do differently from us is that I was paid and handsomely too, in US dollar as soon I got off stage

People already knew my music because they watch Btv,” Johwa continued. He however assured his loyal fans that the annual NewYear “Goledzwa” gigs will go on as scheduled.

“I’m very sorry that I missed the Domboshaba Cultural Show, but when I get a national call I must oblige. The Zimbabwe trip was a plus for me and also for the nation. I believe my band and I would be going international very soon,” Johwa said.