Poets, musicians, celebrities and Bulawayo citizens gathered at the Bulawayo National Gallery of Zimbabwe yesterday night to listen to female artists who entertained their fans through poetry and song. Eve Kawadza, Lady Tshawe, Nkwali, Tinashe, Charity Hutete and Nobuntu the poet raised the temperature in the room as they worked their magic.
Women, Wine and Words is an Intwasa event supported by The British Council and some various organisations. The event started with the MC of the Day Donna gave a brief summary of what Intwasa is and its main goals are to the society.
Charity was the first lady to grace the stage, introducing herself through her poem which was followed by her second poem titled ‘Alcohol’ which became her second act.
Her poem ‘alcohol’ drew the attention of the audience. She closed up her performance through her poem ‘Secrets’ which had humour. When asked what was going through her mind when she wrote those poems? She highlughted inspiration came from different events that she faced in her life.
Charity was followed by Tinashe who also did a number of poems one of those that captured her audiences spoke about the multi currency, the challenges that people faced and the excitement that people had when the multi currency system was introduced.
Talented Bulawayo female artist Lady Tshawe didn’t let down her fans, as her audience fell in love with her three acts. Tshawe managed to mix her last poem with her a love song which was in a form of soul and hiphop.
One hour into the show, Eve Kawadza took to the stage. Kawadza stormed the stage with her great performance.’Garisanai’ which was the first song she sang. The song encouraged people who are in a love relationship to build their relationships through love. She also sang the popular song ‘natural woman’ which was originally done by Carole King.
Other artists who performed were Nobuntu poet and Nkwali.
A free glass of wine was provided to the audiences as they entered the arena to spice up the event.