Josh Meck on courtesy call ‘Come Fill Me HICC’
Only three local musicians have individually filled up the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) in recent memory that is Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Jah Prayzah and Winky D but Josh Meck has vowed to challenge the trio.
Meck is prepared to take up the challenge and he has faith that come what may he is capable of filling HICC on a date yet to be confirmed.
"Dare to believe, together we can do it, faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase," said confident Meck.
Sungura icon Alick Macheso tried and failed, as did Zora music star Leonard Zhakata. The late Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo always came to the party as a supporting act, or the icing on the cake for an event that already had its crowd, like Miss Zimbabwe et al.
Legend Simon “Chopper” Chimbetu may have filled up stadia around the country in his heyday but he never attempted the HICC till his death in 2005.
The giant auditorium, nestled in Rainbow Towers Hotel, is as magnificent as it is imposing.
It frightens musicians the same way it terrifies artistes. Promoters worry about the risk of financing a HICC event and not being able to recoup the investment while a flop for a musician may break their spirit and kill the singer’s confidence.