Seh Calaz blames Soul Jah Love

HARARE - Chanter Seh Calaz has blamed Soul Jah Love for the violence that rocked the Sting Dancehall Clash at the City Sports Centre on Saturday.

The Mbare-based artiste told the Daily News that the Ndini Uya Uya singer refused to temporarily leave the stage to allow tempers in the crowd to cool down.

“When fans started throwing cans towards me and Soul Jah Love, the stage manager told us to leave the stage until violence in the crowd had stopped,” said Seh Calaz.

“I complied with the order from the stage manager and advanced to the near rear exit where Soul Jah Love was but his bouncers attacked me. Unfortunately, Soul Jah Love did not follow instructions from the stage manager.”

The Mumota Murikubvira hitmaker claimed that if he and Soul Jah Love had both left the stage at the same time both sets of fans would have halted the throwing of cans.

“After the stage manager told us to leave the stage, Soul Jah Love did not do so. My fans ended up protesting because they did not understand why I was the only one being taken away and to make matters worse his bouncers attacked me,” he said.

“Maybe the stage manager did not communicate properly with Soul Jah Love’s bouncers. They attacked me yet my intention was to temporarily leave the stage and come back later to thrill my fans as I was just getting warmed up. The bouncers made it appear as if I wanted to attack Soul Jah Love which was far from the case.”

Seh Calaz defended show promoter Partson Chimbodza’s conduct.

“The promoter set out the rules which clearly stated that violence was unacceptable and we both agreed to respect the rules despite my personal differences with Soul Jah Love. Contrary to the rules, Soul Jah Love brought some dancers onto the stage while I had none,” he added.

While Seh Calaz was unwilling to confirm it, media reports suggested that he exchanged blows with Soul Jah Love during an interview with Templeman on the gig in the Star FM studio.

Efforts to get a comment from Soul Jah Love were unsuccessful. The Daily News also failed to get an official comment from the police on unconfirmed reports that some fans died at the chaotic dancehall event.

Comments (9)

guys...jah love and calaz hamudye mbiri kana yenyu no one will buy that honestly...crowd yamurikufadza ndovasina mari kana formal work kana kobiri yekutenga ur point is thanx to chipaz from his generosity you have been able to get sth for your shit music....imagine a scenario where dancehall live shows are banned what will you imbeciles do..mari yembanje dzamukuputa idzodzo inozobva kupi...fungai ramangwana renyu vapfana kwete tumbiri utu...can you imagine yourself sharing stage na tuku ne conduct yenyu wise up mani....itoitai iri collarbo murimese and apologise kuvanhu vamakakuvadzisa vanoita kuti mu drive tumota twamakufamba natwo cz munodzokera kuzvikona mukatamba inguva ye dollar iyi

tayz - 17 November 2014

Sungura for life ......pasi neZimDance hall iyi

Kudos - 19 November 2014

mboko imbokoooo, muri mboko vapfanha

jost - 19 November 2014

chibabababababababa chachooo

Lee - 22 November 2014

chibababababa hachina mhosva

marhino - 27 November 2014

chibababababababa chachooooo chimdaraaa chachoo calaz hapana hapana

taleeee - 29 April 2015


Simbarashe mangena - 26 June 2015

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