'Tocky Vibes must apologise'

HARARE - Organisers of the Mafikizolo-Zahara show set for Harare on March 6 say Zimdancehall star Tocky Vibes was dropped from the high-profile gig due to his lack of professionalism.

Simmad Entertainment director Simba Madziwa told the Daily News that he would only deal with the rising young star if he apologises for prematurely leaving the stage on December 19 when he shared the stage with Mafikizolo.

“I am not going to engage him again unless and until he apologises for the lukewarm act he delivered last year at my concert featuring Mafikizolo, Oliver Mtukudzi and Alexio Kawara,” he said.

“To me, he did not perform at all. All he did was to come for the show just to get paid without working for it. If he was a self-respecting man he could have returned the money I paid him or at least apologise for being so unprofessional.”

The local acts that will warm up the stage for Mafikizolo and Zahara are Pachihera, Jah Prayzah and Winky D.

Efforts to get a comment from Tocky Vibes, who blamed his insipid performance on poor sound, proved fruitless yesterday as his phone was continually unreachable.

Meanwhile, Madziwa has revealed that the two South African groups will come to the Harare International Conference Centre with full backing bands.

“Last time Mafikizolo did not bring their backing band but this time they will be at full strength and as such we expect fireworks for sure. Zahara is a tried and tested musician who will never disappoint when she comes on the stage,” said Madziwa.


Comments (5)

I think that's just dull mr Madziwa, you want someone to apologise for having a bad day in the office. if that was a condition with all your artists the my friend you are a poor promoter coz even Tuku himself does not impress everyone all the time. you will regret not having this young talent by your side because we the fans will stick with him till he's a big name....then it will be your turn to apologise

docrob - 10 February 2015

I think you are very right to drop him off your lineup. I drove all the way from Johannesburg to witness this rising star live on stage. I was very disappointed when his first act was to sing sitting on his King Chair made from Mbare / Dzivaresekwa / Mufakose. Only he knows why he did that. All the other Artist had set the stage alive only for him to come and show his little brains. Whoever is the Manager of Tocky Vibes, this youngman needs guidance before he get lost in the wilderness of Entertainment Industry. Do not grow you Head but grow your talent to another level.

GODZA - 10 February 2015

We hope this time you will do your best in controlling the crowd there was poor service. The bar literally ran out the serving points for drinks were few, there was chaos at the entrance .

Baba Rudo - 10 February 2015

exactly, i totally agree with you simba, the boy needs to be punished inorder to save his career. of late his unbecoming behavior has gone from being an irritant to a nuisance. at least other promoters should follow suit. the guy has good talent and a lot of potential but pride seems to be taking its toll. tocky should remember one thing that is , BEFORE HONOUR ,COMES HUMILITY

badger 6 a.k.a FIRELINKS - 11 February 2015

Jah Prayzah aimbogona kuimba asati atanga zvekuti soja soja.

Emru Kunanti - 11 February 2015

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