Mutodi savages Jah Prayzah

HARARE - Colourful musician Energy Mutodi has attacked the Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola Top 50 songs organisers for allegedly favouring Jah Prayzah.

In addition to getting the first and second positions on the Radio Zimbabwe competition, the all-conquering Jah Prayzah had four songs in the top 50, which Zimbabwe Broadcasting Coporation (ZBC) officials said was a first.

The 25 year old Uzumba-born artiste’s Chirangano was on number one while Gochi Gochi was on number two.
Zumba was on number six with Ngwarira Kuparara landing the 25th slot.

Mutodi, who has been dismissed by music critics as below average, used his Facebook page to outrageously allege that Radio Zimbabwe end-of-year competition which is determined by votes from listeners deliberately favoured the Gochi Gochi singer.

Under the headline “Radio Zimbabwe now gone to the dogs”, Mutodi labelled Radio Zimbabwe a ‘‘Jah Prayzah Station.’’

“Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to express my sincere dissatisfaction with the once jewel of all radio stations called Radio Zimbabwe”, wrote the flashy wannabe rhumba artiste on his Facebook page.

“I personally used to listen to it daily and appreciated its programmes particularly the music programmes that were dominated by music legends like Thomas Mapfumo, Leonard Dembo, Nicholas Zacharia, Leonard Zhakata, Biggie Tembo and of course the upcoming artistes like Assegai Crew, Ngwenya Brothers, Pengaudzoke, System Tazvida and many others that time.

“It was the Coca Cola Top 20 competition that made all these household names glow with endless glory as their music fitted well in the competition”, added the flashy businessperson.

“However, the recent episode of the Coca cola charts has left us with more questions than answers. In their recent Top 50 awards, Radio Zimbabwe could easily be mistaken as a Jah Prayzah Radio after their Coca Cola competition put Jah Prayzah on number one and two and also number six. In my view, the moderators failed to realise not only the purpose of such a competition but also the complexity of arts in general.”

Mutodi accused Radio Zimbabwe of losing the plot.

“The musical art is a poetic expression that is meant to educate, entertain and shape future socio-cultural trends of a nation with a view to connect both the past and the present in a smooth continuity.

“The purpose of the radio is to expose these complexities in their diverse forms so as to help the nation appreciate its origin and its own self framed cultural art. Given this background and comparing Radio Zim’s yesteryear reputation with its current behavour, it would appear as if a moral hazard problem is making a good harvest on the once beautiful FM radio station.”

Jah Prayzah refused to respond to Mutodi’s allegations when the Daily News contacted him.

The Ngwarira Kuparara artiste said there was no point in trading with Mutodi.

“I think the issue should be taken to Zimbabwean music fans who voted for me. They alone should determine who the better musician is or if indeed I deserved to win,” he said.

Comments (2)

By the way who is this Mutodi guy? Is he one of those little known musicians? Isn't it all goes by listeners' votes. If you are unknown to us how could we have voted for you, dude. Well-done Jah Praysah, keep it up. Thanks for not commenting siya vanorwadziwa vakadaro, kana uchinakidza Zim will support you.

Bvompfo - 24 January 2013

VanaMutodi munoimbawo chiiko, just mere envy of singers who are talented. Not even a single song yakaimbwa naMutodi should make it into the top 1000 because there is not an ounce of talent in your blood, your music is basically junk, noise period!

Musara - 25 January 2013

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