Award-winning Dancehall chanter Winky D has pulled out of the highly publicised Tuku memorial concert set for Friday night at Glamis Arena in Harare citing lack of proper communication between the concert organisers and his camp.
Winky D is among the many local and international artistes who once worked with the late music icon and national hero and one of their combinations saw them recording the heart-rending duet Panorwadza Moyo.
Winky D did not volunteer much detail when he first broke the news on his official Facebook page this afternoon.
Investigations revealed that the Winky D team was unhappy with how the organisers were not forthcoming with details of the show while either party was unaware of the other’s expectations on the big night.
Winky D had been scheduled to share the stage with South Africa’s Mi Casa, Zambia’s Amayenge, James Sakala and locals Enzo Ishall, Soul Jah Love, Jah Prayzah, Selmor Mtukudzi, Diana Samkange, Alick Macheso, Blot, Black Spirits and Tocky Vibes.
Show promoter, Patson “Chipaz” Chimbodza, could not be reached for comment by the time of publication.
The Tuku tribute concert is the second segment following the hurried and poorly-attended one that was organised in July by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in partnership with some local promoters at the National Sports Stadium.
Tuku, who was the first musician to be declared a national hero, died on January 23 this year after succumbing to diabetes at the age of 66.
Watch: Winky D – Dzika Ngirozi (Live performance @ Patoranking concert)