While Impala Car rentals successfully hosted Nasty C who headlined the Change a Life Concert, all was not well for local Hip Hop star Takura, who has since complained about mistreatment from the organisers.
Takura was one of the artists who was billed to open for Nasty C and initially he was supposed to perform with his live band, only to be asked to use his backtracks and his DJ.
The Zino Irema hit-maker took his frustration to Twitter where he castigated the organisers of the show for using his image to promote their show.
“They put me on the line up just for control… otherwise they will never let anyone shine but their own…,” he tweeted.
They put me on the line up just for control..otherwise they will never let anyone else shine but their own…
— S H T D i (@takuralife) August 18, 2018
“They didn’t want me to perform with a band. Hanzi ‘chingorova ka ma backtracks because we only have 6 tickets for Takura and his people’ so in other words they don’t want any of the new school acts to grow.”
They didn’t even want me to perfom with a band . Hanzi “chingorova ka ma backtracks because we only have 6 tickets for Takura and his people “ so in other words they dont want any of the new school acts to grow . Intimidation??? Hate?? Selfishness?
— S H T D i (@takuralife) August 19, 2018
Takura is also trying to secure a venue at the Harare International Conference Centre for a show which is dubbed #FillUpHICC and he said that these are some of the reasons why it has been taking so long.
“I have been trying to secure the venue and this is one of the reasons why it’s been taking so long… they will do all they can to keep us down,” he said.
One music critic has described the organisers as culture vultures who are out to profit on his talent.
However, other expects in the entertainment industry have alluded that maybe Takura and the organisers did not make an agreement for Takura to perform with a band probably because they could not pay him.
Efforts to contact both parties were fruitless until the time of publication.
Watch: Nasty C Performs Live in Harare