FIERY rhythm guitarist Zacharia Zakaria has rejoined Orchestra Mberikwazvo, NINE years after quitting the outfit to pursue a solo career.
Zaka-Zaka, as the orchestra Mberikwazvo founding member is fondly known, rejoined the best sungura outfit last week.
H-Metro is reliably informed that Zaka-Zaka approached Alick Macheso’s handlers led by Tich Makahamadze who later informed Baba Sharo.
In an interview with H-Metro, Makahamadze said Zaka-Zaka was now part of the star-studded outfit.
“He approached us last week and told us that he wanted to rejoin the band.
“He was missing from the group for a while and as a founder member of Orchestra Mberikwazvo we simply took him on board after getting the blessings of Baba Sharo,” he said.
Makahamadze said they have also embraced Zaka-Zaka to add depth to the group.
“We all know what Zaka Zaka can offer and his ability as an artiste.
“Of course he might have left us around 2011 to pursue a solo career but he still remained part of us.
“We have embraced him as one of us and we are looking forward to a good tenure with him,” he said.
He however said the Covid-19 pandemic will likely to delay Zaka-Zaka’s unveiling to the fans.
“We would have wanted to unveil him to fans and even dedicate one show to him as we are welcoming him back.
“However, the unveiling is likely to be delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic where public gatherings have been banned.
“If all go according to plan, we are also going to unveil him when we get a chance to hold online gigs.