Takura on Fill Up HICC Campaign
Hip-hop star, Takura, is aiming to fill up HICC in August this year.
After a successful launch of his debut album titled “Someone Had To Do It” (Shtdi), which had quite a huge attendance, the artiste is now targeting to fill up the mighty Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).
In a bid to achieve his dream, Takura launched the “fill up HICC” campaign on social media platforms where he initially promised his fans that if he gets 5000 retweets he will have a show at HICC with popular South African hip-hop artist Casper Nyovest.
The Casper Nyovest bit looks a little too ambitious and he came close to retracting it.
However, Takura told H-Metro that he will still do the show with or without 5000 retweets.
“Not many artistes have done this before. I am not talking about an album launch or inviting those big international artistes but this is going to be my own show, like what Casper did.
“There are going to be local acts performing on the show as well, It’s still a plan in the making,” he said.
In creating hype for the show, Takura is planning to engage fellow musicians, Junior Brown, Stunner among others. Currently the retweets are almost on 3000.
Takura is also set to launch his new album in the United Kingdom on May 26 at Secret Location: Farnham, Surrey.
“It’s going to be an all-white Barbeque party. I will be sharing the stage with Seh Calaz and many more.
“I choose UK because that’s one of the places with my biggest fan base.
“In the first year I broke out I went to Cyprus then UK where I sold out in a club and funny enough when Emtee went there he failed to fill it up.
“It’s also my baby’s birthday this month so I also want to celebrate it with her,” he said.
Afro Kings will be promoting the show. Basing on the statistics of downloads on Youtube and ITunes, Takura has a large fan base in the UK.
“I was actually talking to my promoter now and we are still planning. We might have a live band in UK.
“After UK I’m planning on launching it in China, Cyprus, I want to go everywhere and that’s the plan.”
“I haven’t even made a single video for any song in the album but the response I have gotten so far is amazing, everyone is talking about it,” said Takura.