Lastword Musekiwa |  1 year ago | top
Contemporary musician Jah Prayzah who was billed to perform in Gweru last night failed to stage a show citing poor set among other issues.
In a statement today the Ticheneke hit maker said:
“Last night 3G The Band failed to perform for all the music lovers in Gweru due to most unfortunate circumstances which I shall now elucidate.
“Upon engagement with the promoter, the JP management team and organisers agreed on specifics that would make us deliver the best set for our fans.
“There is a standard for a JP performance set and sadly that standard was not met as agreed upon.
“Unfortunately, to begin with, the PA system was way out of the spec range we agreed to and the music lovers had a difficult time with the audibility of the artists who were performing on stage.
“The set that was availed was suited for DJ slots and artists who use backtracks for their performances and does not require much in terms of the equipment.
“The performance of a band as large as ours with such equipment was not possible. The performance would have been a terrible experience for our fans and would definitely affect the brand they have grown to love over the years.
“Any efforts to fix the PA system before we performed(due to changed times) would have exposed the band members to missiles therefore risking their safety.
“Despite Management’s efforts well ahead of time, the organizers failed to rectify the issue,” he said.
Jah Prayzah added that the promoter delayed his performance time and this angered the crowd as they kept on waiting for the 3G band performance.
“The performance date we engaged on and agreed to was supposed to have been Friday the 30th of September.
“The promoter kept pushing our performance time into the early hours of Saturday the 1st of October and this agitated the crowd.
“To my fans who braced the night and sacrificed time and money to see us do what we do best, we shall continue to push event organizers to deliver as per agreements and value the time and money that fans put in to support our industry,” he said.