Chipaz will not hire soldiers at Sting

HARARE - Chipaz Promotions director Partson Chimbodza says he will not be hiring military personnel at his next Zim-dancehall concert set for on November 8 at the City Sports Centre as happened before.

Dubbed Sting, the Zim-dancehall concert’s title was inspired the popular Jamaican Sting dubbed as the greatest one night reggae and dancehall show on earth.

Like the Zim-dancehall concerts, the Jamaican Sting which was founded by a veteran of the Jamaica Constabulary Force called Isaiah Laing has had its own share of violence.

Chipaz Promotions has called on all Zim-dancehall singers billed at his Sting gig to shun violence.

“We do not tolerate violence at the event. We urge artistes to do more in restraining their fans from engaging in violent activities.

“This time we are not going for soldiers, we do not want to repeat what happened in our previous City Sports Centre gig,” he said.

Chipaz who attracted the ire of dancehall fans after he hired soldiers to provide security at a gig held to mark the end of this year’s Harare Agricultural Show has promised to work out different security arrangements.

Seh Calaz, whose clash with Soul Jah Love will be the highlight of Zimbabwe’s inaugural Sting clash, early this week defended pro-violence lyrics.

“Violence is part of my music and I am glad that I am good at that,” Seh Calaz said during a press conference to promote Sting also attended by Soul Jah Love and Kinnah.

The Mboko Imboko chanter’s pro-violence stance is in stark contrast to events taking place at the Jamaican Sting where those promoting violence are being banned. Dancehall artistes D’Angel and Sizzla Kalonji were booted out of the last Sting for behaving in a manner deemed offensive by Laing.

The Mabhanditi singer’s rival during the November 8 clash- Soul Jah Love-has, however, called for caution.

“This clash is not personal; we are only rivals on stage son fans should be ready to see me and Seh Calaz tichichecheudzana pastage (clashing on stage) on City Sports Centre,” said Soul Jah Love.

Comments (1)

kwakaiiiiiiiiipa....jah love,jah love,jah love......calaz acha checheudza last numba.....jah love z goin to scatter or anule seh calaz

nigel kuzivakwashe - 26 October 2014

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