The Smoove interview that never was

HARARE - A couple of weeks ago I woke up one Monday morning disturbed by the thought that I had forgotten to remind DJ Smoove about an interview we had scheduled for later that day.

Thanks to WhatsApp, it was easy to remind the internationally acclaimed disc jockey about our meeting. Smoove had sent me a message a couple of days earlier to finally accede to the interview which we had stood down on numerous occasions due to his hectic schedule.

Smoove had texted: Hullo Ms Tarisai. Would like to come and see you next Monday, would that be possible?

I was so excited because at long last he had agreed to grant me my first ever interview with him.

I had heard so much about the artiste from the Daily News entertainment editor who assigned me to interview the internationally-famous Smoove for an article in the Daily News on Sunday.

A quick google search easily revealed Smoove’s huge reputation in both Europe and the United States of America.

On the commuter omnibus on my way to work, excited as I was about the pending interview with the celebrity DJ, I texted him about the interview but unfortunately the messages were not getting delivered. His mobile number was repeatedly not getting through too.

The guy I was sitting next to on the commuter omnibus was reading a local daily newspaper. I was stealing some glances as he flipped through and without warning just like that a headline suddenly screamed at me:
“DJ Smoove to be laid to rest”.

What a shock it was! Immediately I contacted the entertainment editor who confirmed that DJ Smoove had indeed passed away the previous Friday after being involved in an accident near Sam Levy Village in Borrowdale.

It is easy to see how I had missed such tragic news.

The previous weekend had been very frenzied for me. I was away from home and totally divorced from the social media and newspapers.

Cruel fate and the infamous road carnage had claimed the celebrated life of DJ Smoove.

I felt shattered and wished I had at least had the chance to bid him farewell.

I also wished he had just agreed to do a telephone interview when I asked for one but he had insisted on meeting me personally. The famous wheel spinner had jokingly said: “A telephone interview will tire me because I have a lifetime to share with your readers.”

I had even tried sending him questions basing on the little that I had discovered in my research but he still insisted on coming to the Daily News offices for the interview.

Rest in peace DJ Smoove; Zimbabwe’s celebrity wheel spinner who forgot to give me the promised interview before bolting for heaven’s door.

Comments (1)

So touching Tari.

Sam - 31 December 2013

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