The man, who preferred to remain anonymous, bought Edith Katiji’s debut album titled Utonga (Dawn) at the launch party after it was put on auction.
The album was done by Katiji and her band Utonga which features an all female frontline. Katiji plays the lead guitar while Rumbidzai
Tapfuma plays mbira and percussion, Fatima Katiji does vocals and Tariro Ruzvidzo plays rhythm/acoustic guitar.
ZBC Radio DJ Tendai Chakanyuka conducted the auction which had more than five people bidding to buy the CD for over US$150 before the
unidentified man scooped it for a cool us$ 200.
The CD was specially designed to prevent piracy or any other copying of such nature on a computer.
The most expensive music CDs are being sold for US$10 in music shops in Harare. Katiji’s CD will probably go down in history as the first
such album to attract such a huge number of bidders and fetching such as high price.
The album entitled Utonga has ten-tracks featuring some of Harare’s finest musicians. “It was inspired by Victor Kunonga who provided brotherly love and
advice,” said Katiji at the launch. “I am excited that my CD has attracted so much interest i am grateful to the good lord for giving me a second chance in life.”