Sunday, November 21, 2010

Zimbabwe: All Set for Munya's Welcome Party

Harare — Big Brother All Stars fans will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with Munyaradzi Chidzonga -- the Zimbabwean housemate in the just-ended reality show -- at the official welcome party scheduled for Q' bana tomorrow.

Munya, or simply the "Diamond Boy", arrived home on Wednesday to a warm welcome at the Harare International Airport after coming second in a controversial grand finale that saw Nigeria's Uti Nwachukwu walking away with US$200 000 prize money.

The 24-year-old narrowly missed the grand prize when he polled seven country votes to Uti's eight.

However, the Diamond Boy has been awarded a whopping US$300 000 by Zimbabweans and it was presented by President Mugabe as a token of appreciation for representing Zimbabwe well.

In an interview, Munya opened up saying he had no hard feelings that he came empty-handed, but thanked Zimbabweans for their continued support.

He also described President Mugabe as his inspiration.

Television personality Tinopona Katsande -- one of the organisers of the welcome party -- urged fans to come in their numbers to support Munya.

"We are hosting the official Big Brother welcome party to celebrate the Diamond Boy's return home.

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Munyaradzi Chidzonga.
"He came, he saw and he conquered and although he did not get the cash prize, he raised the Zimbabwe flag high and we are proud of him.

"Munya will be at Q' bana from 2200hrs, mixing, mingling and partying with his fans. It will be the mother of all Big Brother welcome parties that we have had before, with a surprise guest artiste to put the icing on the cake.

"Ordinarily we do not have a cover charge at Q' bana but because this is a major event there will be a minimum cover charge at the gate.

"We will use the gate takings to present to Munya a small cash prize as a token of appreciation and acknowledgement from his fans and Q' bana for a job well done.

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"DJs like Storm, the current Zimbabwe finest, DJ DeeVine, Chunky, Mosdeezy and upcoming DJ Tino and Detroit, will be on the turntables. There will be no rain fears as there will be full cover tent on standby in the event of rains and additional outdoor bar including tight security.

"We want to applaud the business community for what they are doing to acknowledge and reward Munya and we are going to complement their initiative," said Katsande.

There have been reports that Winky D or "Bigiman" is expected to perform as a special guest.

Q'bana is an open air joint which opened its doors two months ago and has become an instant hit.

MultiChoice Zimbabwe has endorsed the party and urged fans to come in their numbers to celebrate the triumphant Diamond Boy

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