I'm cursed — Generator

HARARE - After her recent and “unfair dismissal” from Sam Dondo’s Impala Subway Crooners, former Jah Prayzah backing vocalist and key dancer Evidence Mudzingo popularly known as Generator believes she is cursed.

Mudzingo said she felt used by the rookie Peka Uende singer last week after she was fired for failing to rehearse with the group while attending a “family funeral” ceremony.

“Wangu munyama ndakutozviona, (I am cursed for sure),” she said.

“To be honest, I was shocked to note that I was fired through the media for attending a funeral ceremony despite the fact that I had communicated well to the management.”

Mudzingo was fired together with six others for different reasons and some of them include producer Munyaradzi Viyali among others.

However, Lucky Muzava who manages the Impala Subway Crooners insists that Mudzingo and six others were fired for gross insubordination.

“Generator had decided to just go AWOL and employees should learn to respect the employers no matter how old or experienced they are,” said Muzava.

Mudzingo’s reputation has been since soiled in the showbiz with some sections of the media describing her as “troublesome” considering she had unceremoniously parted ways with a number of musical outfits and these include Jah Prayzah’s Third Generation, Chabvonga’s Afro-Ngorimbo and recently Dondo’s Impala Subway Crooners among others.

“I am neither a troublesome nor big-headed person. Most of the problems I am facing emanates from my silence after break-ups with musical groups.

“Some individuals are good at tarnishing other people’s reputation by talking a lot.

“As a result, unscrupulous band leaders took advantage of the purported soiled reputation to further exploit and then dump me on that basis,” she said.

Though Mudzingo is not good at talking, she revealed that she is excellent at sending prayers to God.

“I am not good at talking. I used to lead a simple and quiet life before showbiz and I was not raised in a quarrelling and bickering family.

“I was only taught to pray in times of trials and tribulations and I am happy that God always fight for me. Take for instance Filda Muchabaiwa (former Jah Prayzah manageress) sacked me from the Third Generation for no apparent reason but look where she is now (she was also fired).

“All the people who had influenced Chabvonga to fire me had also left Afro-Ngorimbo one way or the other hence my silence does not necessarily mean quietness but I will be making noise to God, pushing Him to act,” she said.

Mudzingo is not worried about sprucing up her soiled image.

“Like any other person, I am bound to make mistakes but I am not being big-headed as claimed by some. How can I be big-headed on projects that do not belong to me?

“Why should I fail to respect the people (band leaders) who help me to put food on my table?” she questioned.

Though Mudzingo has ambitions to start her own musical outfit, she will temporarily take a break to concentrate on mending her private life.

“Given a second chance, yes I can re-join them but it is always hard to work with people that have betrayed your trust.

“Currently I am concentrating with my Christian life as well as entertaining my husband at home though ambitions to start my own musical outfit are there,” she said.

Mudzingo described the local musical industry as filled with “vampires or blood suckers”.

“There is a lot of exploitation in the musical sector. People are only interested with you in the initial stages of a project and when a green light starts to show they sack you.

“After working so hard in Dondo and Jah Prayzah’s bands, I felt used. They all dumped me for no apparent reason,” she said.

Mudzingo joined Jah Prayzah’s Third Generation where she made a name as a dancer and backing vocalist after parting ways with different artistes.

“I ventured into showbiz industry 18 years ago though people know me from Jah Prayzah. I worked with Ruth Mapfumo and Alexio Kawara among others as a backing vocalist before joining the Third Generation.

“I was not aware of my dancing talent until people said so when I was still with the Third Generation. I grew up in an apostolic church where we were not allowed to dance,” she said.

Comments (3)

never mind generator,sometimes u need to be roughed up to have no option but find your own way rather live to be employed when you are destined to employ,but if you are insurbodinate revise your attitude and make ammends

alfred shayanewako - 12 July 2016

if you are excellent at sending prayers to God you are godly but why do u celebrate the demise of your so called pull her down[p.h.d] architects as if they are the devil himself.think twice on your character

alfred shayanewako - 12 July 2016

seems like you wish your so called detractors bad,usadaro ,rather wish them good or even appreciate them for proving to you mankind is not reliable and you need to trust only God.learn your lesson generator.Infact a generator is for standby power provision saka maybe magetsi avo haachaendi saka havachadi generator.change your stage name pamwe ndorine zvese

aifred shayanewako - 12 July 2016

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