Lady Squanda fakes own death

HARARE - Self-proclaimed dancehall queen Lady Squanda, real name Sandra Muchaneta Gazi is one artiste who likes creating controversy.

Last week, she almost killed her 75-year-old grandmother Eunice Tomana with shock after she faked her own death as a way of marketing her forthcoming song Rufu RwaSquanda.

When the Daily News on Sunday news crew visited Lady Squanda’s home in Chitungwiza, Tomana was sobbing while her close relatives from as far as Mbare who have come to witness the “dancehall queen’s funeral” were frantically trying to console her.

“Muchaneta (Squanda) is dead and I do not know what to do now,” cried Tomana, adding the death of her granddaughter has affected her so much.

It was difficult to immediately establish if indeed Lady Squanda had died as she was cohabiting with her ex-husband DJ Staera in Waterfalls suburb, and their mobile phones were unreachable.

The 21-year-old artiste used her sister to falsely communicate her own death.

After panic and causing unprecedented emotional anguish, Lady Squanda finally surfaced, much to the horror of everyone.

Finally when the Daily News on Sunday caught up with her, she revealed faking her own death was a marketing gimmick.

“I was sleeping then I imagined what will happen if I die, the whole confusion surrounding my death, journalists and police officers running up and down trying to establish the cause of my death, my grandmother mourning me and so forth,” she told the Daily News on Sunday.

“I then decided to put the picture in reality and I am happy that is exactly what happened ... journalists running up and down, my grandmother and other close relatives mourning.”

Lady Squanda said the unfolding of the drama led her to compose a song Rufu RwaSquanda which will be released soon.

“Nhamba iroro rakatokora and richakonzeresa kupfura zvaraita... ndiyo inonzi creativity iyoyo ... (The hit song is massive and will make waves and confuse the society more than what my pseudo death has done. That is what I call creativity),” boasted Lady Squanda.

Her manager Hillary Mutake said he was equally disappointed by Lady Squanda’s behaviour.

“I am assisting Squanda to be a professional artiste but this is not expected in our society, I am totally against her tricks,” said the PunchLine Entertainment director.

This is not the first time the mother-of-one courted controversy.

Back in the year, she was embroiled in a dispute over cellphones she was asked to take back to Zimbabwe after a UK show.

It is alleged after one of her UK shows, she was sent by Zimbabweans in Diaspora with smart mobile phones but instead of handing their phones to the relatives, she delayed and was reportedly rude.

Lady Squanda texted people who had sent her with smart phones after her UK tour with Freeman and Jay C on the DangerZone Love and Unity Tour, that: “muri matsaga, murikundiitira papazi.”

In another text she tells another victim “une dzungu.”

Ever controversial, last week she just disappeared from the stage while performing at Super Label Nite Club in the capital. However, she later made an apology to the show organiser Biggie Chinoperekwei.

The singer, was raised by her grandmother following the death of her mother from the tender age of five and has shared stage with a number of international artistes including Capleton aka King Shango.


Comments (7)

Ko ndicho chighetto chacho imi mugati mukadzi akakwana angatamba marecords mubhawa,munoti System paakaimba mabawuwa aireva vanhu vakaita sana Berverly,Zoe,Muchaneta kuti mahure epa township mweya wepasi mademon mashavi akaipa anoda kudzingwa neminamato.

Colonel - 18 August 2013

ndochitsaga manjeeh..mbiri haitsvagwi ne mutowo iwowo masisi dzidzai kuna Lipsy.........

jumbo jet fire!!! - 21 August 2013

thats being stupid who does that faking his or her own death to get publicity dai waigona kuimba kwachoo zvaiita nani.LADY SQUANDER you suck

nicki - 23 August 2013

kuti lady lady squanda ndokt label. ndakamuona paztv 's friday hazvinei sakarombe's show ndikashaya kuti kune vanhu vakadaro here sure. yeah, i have never seen people overconfident and vanoda bling zvakadaro. haaa ma1.

maita - 24 August 2013

who does that

chocho - 25 August 2013

this is totally unacceptable within the Shona culture. chokwadi hauzivi kuti mabad omens anobvepi....mviro mviro dzemhanza idzi...ndokufumuka sebete manje kwasquander uku

ini - 27 August 2013

squanda ngaasadaroo

dibblo - 28 September 2013

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