Willom Tight forced off MacDee's project

HARARE - Shamiso Music and Entertainment — which has a running contract with veteran musician Willom Tight — has ordered producer Macdonald “MacDee’ Chidavaenzi to remove the Ndinoda Wangu hit-maker’s song from the Blesser Groove Beat album set to be released on Friday.

According to MacDee, Shamiso Music and Entertainment boss Gilbert Muvavarirwa contacted him threatening legal action if Willom Tight’s song is included on the project which features at least 10 local artistes.

“He told me that I had no right to record with Willom Tight as he has a contract with them. I have no choice but to drop him from the project,” he said, adding that efforts to convince the South Africa-based music stable to reconsider the issue had fallen on deaf ears.

“I even tried to explain to him that this is not a commercial project, but one to help musicians get their names out there but he threatened to take me to court.

“He said ‘if you go ahead to release work with Tight we will meet in court.’ I don’t want trouble, I have backed down. I even told Willom Tight this,” said MacDee.

Efforts to get comment from Muvavarirwa proved fruitless as he continually ignored messages from the Daily News

But Willom Tight, whose over-hyped 15-track album which includes collaborations with Malian music giant Salif Keita and Bongo Maffin’s Harold Rangakane “Speedy”Mathaku, could not hide his frustration.

“The contract is 10 years long, and we are into the fourth year. What is unfair is that I have an unreleased album which has been kept for the past four years.

“When I tried to get to work with other producers, I was told I could not as I was legally bound to Shamiso Music,” he said.

Willom Tight added that Muvavarirwa’s objection was despite the fact that he had given him permission to record with his son Gary.

“We had a long talk about my working with Gary. We even released about three songs with my son and Muvavarirwa did not say anything.

“Now that this project by MacDee has received so much hype, he comes out guns blazing at the producer’s head. The thing is on the song, I will be supporting Gary. Now he has ruined it. I have been dropped from the recording,” said a bitter Willom Tight.

Other artistes on MacDee’s  Blesser Groove Beat album include Trevor Dongo, Ngoni Kambarami, Dobba Don, Nox, Guspy Warrior, ExQ, Celsius, Takura, Nyasha Timbe, MacDee, Tyfah Guni, Elcee Gweja, Chris 99 and Ell-iot.

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