Ocean City Band

From Pindula

Ocean City Band was formed in 1978 and was led by Safirio ‘Mukadota’ Madzikatire. Madzikatire decided to name the band Ocean City after one of his favourite horses. Saxophonist Philip Svosve became the frontman of the Ocean City Band in 1981 after Safirio Madzikatire left the band.

In 1983, the band released its first album, Mukomana Wekuseri, which featured hits like Africa Hamuna Rugare, Zuva, Mukoma and Pfumojena. The versatile Ocean City band backed Oliver Mtukudzi for seven months in 1983 and they recorded Tuku’s album, Please Ndapota.