Jacob Moyana barred from gala

HARARE - Controversial Kana Muchitidako singer Jacob Moyana has lambasted organisers of the just-ended 21st February Movement gala for fanning tribalism in the showbiz circuit.

Moyana, the man behind the contentious song, is bitter following the gala organisers’ decision to stop him from performing because of his controversial lyrics.

“Event organisers invited me to perform at the gala but I was surprised  at the eleventh hour when they shifted goal posts, telling me that my music was not worthy to be performed at such a platform because it is ‘dirty’,” Moyana complained.

“People are failing to understand my lyrics, Kana Muchitidako (If you want us there) is not vulgar but some critics are trying their level best to link the phrase to a dirty message.

“Apart from that, there are so many dirty songs such as Seunononga being performed everywhere, so why the fuss with mine?

“The bottom line here is that the organisers are fanning tribalism, I come from a marginalised community (Chipinge) especially in terms of arts, hence they prefer artistes from Harare to participate at major events, period!” 

However, event organisers insisted that Moyana’s lyrics were not fit for a family affair such as the 21st February Movement.

“Zanu PF Harare province committee disapproved Moyana from performing  because of his controversial lyrics,” event organiser Partson Chimbodza of Chipaz Promotions, said.

“Of course Moyana might argue that his lyrics are clean but the general meaning is dirty so as music promoters we advise him to change them such that the music can appeal even to the corporate world.”

Comments (6)

I agree 100% with Chipaz and the organisers for that decision. Ngaatsvage zvimwe zvekuimba blaz uyu. Kwete zvake zvekuda kunyepera tribalism. Hapana tribalism apa. Musical arrangement yake is very good if you listen to that song munotidako, but the lyrics hey. Ane kamwe kasong katori worse blaz uyu kanonzi Pamha... somethong something haa music yake for a family gathering bodo

Rekai - 25 February 2014

A good warning to the guy that what he insists as ordinary speech is considered dirty by the would be his fans thus he need take heed of their advise and compose what they expect and want if he knows that his success depends on them. Same advice goes to all the other upcoming artists who think dirty and immoral songs will make them popular. - Musicfan1

Musicfan1 - 26 February 2014

Moyana uri nhubu yemunhu uzive kuti patinoterera nziyo dzako panenge pane vanyarikani uye vana chinja maitiro ako vanaPamhatakatarisa na munotidako urikuti chii iwe nhubu

DAVID - 26 February 2014

Kwaunoenda vanokudako. Saka kana vasingakudeko unorwadziwa nei? Imbira vanokudako.

bimha - 27 February 2014

Kwaunoenda vanokudako. Saka kana vasingakudeko unorwadziwa nei? Imbira vanokudako.

bimha - 27 February 2014

Kudos for the organizers of 21st.Feb Movement for standing their ground against sleaze.This punk Moyana was beginning to think people appreciate his filthy music because of the cheap media publicity he is getting.The truth is only those in sleazy night spots have ears for his stuff. Granted his instrumentation is good but the lyrical content is pure verbal stench.Zvinosemesa.I flinched my ears when some combi driver was playing this sewage music on his car radio and I was in the company of elderly people.If Moyana is a serious musician he should compose user friendly music not stuff that attract the censorship people.

tafamutekwe - 27 February 2014

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