Toya Delazy's gig moved to HICC

HARARE - South African female hip-hop star Toya Delazy’s weekend concert has been moved from the Borrowdale Race Course to the Harare International Conference Centre after complaints from residents.

Sound Event Management — the organisers of Toya Delazy’s Rocking the City Concert — said the dispute with residents has affected two concerts which were set to take place at Borrowdale Race Course to other venues.

“We have just been informed that the Borrowdale Race Course is no longer able to host concerts, due to a legal dispute with the residents of Borrowdale.

“We had planned to host two events at the Borrowdale Race Course this weekend, Toya Delazy — Rocking the City Concert (Friday) and The Summer Night Concert (Saturday), so we are writing to inform the public of changes to these events,” said the show organisers in a statement.

At the HICC Toya, who rocked 2014 edition of the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa), will share the stage with Ammara Brown who will feature Tytan, Zim hip-hop artiste Simba Tagz, Macy and THeRed with Tamy, Alka Nemo, Dice and beatboxer Probeatz.

The hip-hop star will be backed on the tour by her United Kingdom and South Africa-based bands.

“I am so happy to finally share some dates of my Rocking the City Africa tour with everyone. My team and I have been working for months on this gigantic project and for it to finally materialise makes all the hard work worthwhile,” Delazy said.

Delazy, the granddaughter of veteran South African politician Mangosuthu Buthelezi, is currently doing well on the charts with her newly-released Nu High music video which was shot in South Africa.

“I had to shoot parts of my music video in South Africa not only to contribute to the local economy but to show the world just how beautiful my home is. I went out of my comfort zone with the Nu High music video,” said Delazy who collaborated with Cassper Nyovest on the song My City.

The statement added that the conflict with Borrowdale residents has forced them to cancel the Summer Night Concert.

“The Summer Night Concert has been postponed to the weekend of November 12. The new venue for this event will be advised as soon as possible.

“If you have already purchased tickets, these will automatically be valid for the event on November 12. If you are unable to attend the event on the 12th, the ticket will be refunded in full. Refunds will commence from Monday, October 25.”

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