The country’s musical future looks bright and with the right platforms to showcase talent, re-living the legacy of the late musical icon Dr Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi is a possibility.
This is evidenced by the artistic display witnessed in the Starbrite finals hosted in Harare this Wednesday evening.
Upcoming artists bemoan lack of talent showcasing platforms as one of the hinderances blocking transformation of the music industry.
In Geography they say the higher you go, the cooler it becomes and similarly in music the more you explore raw musical talent the better the quality of the artists and the product.
The electric performances by various contenders who participated in several categories ranging from dance, poetry and singing proves that the country has some of the finest talents in Africa.
Internationally, talent search platforms for example The Voice, Britain Got Talent, America Got Talent, among others, gave birth to some of the global talents such as Zimbabwe’s very own Donel Mangena and Brian Nhira who are making significant progress on the international scenes.
This speaks volumes on the need to identify talent from the grassroots level, a privilege well-appreciated by some of the finalists at the glamorous Starbrite awards.