Jah Prayzah dares UK fans

Jah Prayzah dares UK fans
Published: 17 April 2019 (641 Views)
JAH Prayzah has left for the United Kingdom (UK) where he will stage three concerts, courtesy of Y2K Entertainment Promotions in conjunction with Impala Car Rentals.

This comes after fans in the UK have been reportedly pushing to block Jah Prayzah from performing in the European country owing to his close links with the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), which stand accused of killing civilians. Jah Prayzah, the ZDF Ambassador, is billed to share the stage with Winky D, Jah Signal, Baba Harare, Tocky Vibes and DJ Silence Dosh on April 19 through to 21.

This comes after the soldiers have been accused of killing civilians on August 1 in Harare. One of the fans, Philip Sibanda, took to Facebook, expressing his feelings about Jah Prayzah. "I'm sorry I have to stand with others. With effect from today, I won't be playing Jah Prayzah's music on my shows because of his support to the government.

"Furthermore, I won't be attending any of his shows … these military touch of killing people. No. I'm done," reads the post. Another social media user — Jewel Diane Jacobs — concurred with Sibanda saying: "I'm with you. This is painful."

Efforts to obtain a comment from the promoters were fruitless by the time of going to print yesterday but Jah Prayzah's manager Keen Mushapaidze told the Daily News the Kutonga Kwaro hitmaker is apolitical.

"It has been always the case that people try to associate Jah Prayzah with politics but he is apolitical. The majority link him to Zanu-PF but there are also some incidences where MDC leaders such as Nelson Chamisa and even the late Morgan Tsvangirai were seen in different videos dancing to his song Mdara Vachauya," Mushapaidze said.

"Songs can be interpreted differently and can be used by anyone. Remember a song ceases to ‘belong' to the musician once it finds its way onto the market." Mushapaidze took the opportunity to clarify and unpack Jah Prayzah's links with soldiers.

"He was appointed as the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Cultural Ambassador after he represented the country's culture well through his music. People went to town with the appointment because it came through ZDF but the truth of the matter is that he is just representing the country's culture through his music.

"The appointment would have come through any other organisation. Remember there were so many musicians who performed wearing army regalia but were not appointed as ambassadors.
"Jah Prayzah was unique in sense that his music represents the country's culture. Jah Prayzah does not know how to operate a gun but his music represents the Zimbabwean culture very well," said Mushapaidze.

- dailynews

Tags: JahPrayzah, UK, Fans,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Toddler drowns

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 32 Views

Egyptian diplomat sues hubby's small house in Zimbabwe

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 35 Views

Zimbabwe lags behind on fiscal transparency: US

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 32 Views

Intra-party violence rocks Zanu-PF

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 41 Views

Govt floats $60m Treasury Bills

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 29 Views

Zimbabwe targets Japan for investment

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 24 Views

Facilitate Gukurahundi apology, Mudenda urges NPRC

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 26 Views

Mliswa praises ZNA efforts

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 33 Views

Defiance Campaign for Mthwakazi

by Thulani Nkala | 20 August 2019 | 31 Views

Forex black market becomes unpopular

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 32 Views

Former minister court case postponed

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 31 Views

Mnangagwa beware, people will come for you

by Zanda Shumba | 20 August 2019 | 45 Views

June O-Level pass rate drops

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 30 Views

Mnangagwa posters defaced in Marondera

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 18 Views

Headmaster breaks pupil's arm

by Staff Reporter | 20 August 2019 | 29 Views

Mnangagwa intensifying crackdown against the opposition

by Staff reporter | 19 August 2019 | 177 Views

Mphoko now a fugitive, Zimbabwe genocide perpetrators still free

by Staff reporter | 19 August 2019 | 142 Views

Antipas appointed Warriors caretaker head coach

by Staff reporter | 19 August 2019 | 97 Views

Mphoko flees poisonous injection

by Staff reporter | 19 August 2019 | 234 Views

Chamisa plans to meet Putin over Zimbabwe crisis

by Sputnik | 19 August 2019 | 170 Views

BREAKING: Long convoy of army, police trucks seen in Bulawayo

by Staff Reporter | 19 August 2019 | 148 Views

MDC Alliance now a terrorist group

by Staff Reporter | 19 August 2019 | 148 Views

'Army rigged Jonathan Moyo in 2013 elections'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 August 2019 | 154 Views

MOPA Bill outlaws protests

by Darlington Nyambiya | 19 August 2019 | 114 Views

Zimbabwe troops and police deployed in force

by AFP | 19 August 2019 | 125 Views

FULL TEXT: Phelekezela Mphoko speaks on corruption charges against him

by Phelekezela Mphoko | 19 August 2019 | 141 Views

Kambarami abducted, dreadlock shaved off using glass

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 August 2019 | 186 Views

Mudenda calls for Gukurahundi public apology

by Staff reporter | 19 August 2019 | 120 Views

Mnangagwa in show of force to thwart MDC Bulawayo demo

by Staff reporter | 19 August 2019 | 124 Views

BREAKING: Mphoko on the run

by Staff reporter | 19 August 2019 | 109 Views

Thabitha Khumalo and crew gets $200 bail each

by Staff reporter | 19 August 2019 | 90 Views

Chief Ndiweni appeals against jail sentence

by Staff reporter | 19 August 2019 | 107 Views

BREAKING: Bulawayo magistrate quashes MDC Alliance demo appeal

by Staff reporter | 19 August 2019 | 81 Views

Top 10 teaching sites for kids

by Staff Writer | 19 August 2019 | 99 Views

An open letter to Magistrate Gladmore Mushove

by MLF | 19 August 2019 | 128 Views

Harare CID officers deployed to Bulawayo to thwart MDC demo

by Staff reporter | 19 August 2019 | 72 Views