By Ruvarashe Dhliwayo
Third Generation Band leader Mukudzei Jah Prayzah Mukombe has said he was forced to cancel a show in Filabusi on Christmas Eve after the organisers failed to meet the agreement they had.
The Ngwarira Kuparara hit maker was scheduled to perform at Scooter Joint in Filabusi on December 24.
Posting on his Facebook page the multi-award winning musician said, “Unfortunately this event could not proceed due to the promoter failing to line up to their end of the bargain as agreed despite us being in Filabusi on time.”
“The worst thing is that they went on to hold my band hostage at their premises and instructed the security detail to abuse the band.
“They even wanted to force the band to perform beyond the curfew time.
” Sad day.”
Fellow artists sympathized with Jah Prayzah as local artists have in the past accused some show organisers and promoters for ill-treating them.
Reports of promoters duping and underpaying artists are abound.
Selmor Mutukudzi responded to Jah Prayzah’s post saying, “This is really bad and very sorry you had to go through that.”
Edith weUtonga wrote, “And when you ask for a full payment upfront they say we are difficult.”
“I am so sorry Diko that you guys had to go through such threats, fear and intimidation #nopaynoshow.”
Plot Mhako posted, “Am so sorry this is so unfair.”
South African artist Makhadzi wrote, “I know the pain.”
“The promoters take advantage of us.
” I am sorry my brother. “