ShaSha blinded by bright Jozi lights…turns back on Zim

by | May 3, 2022 | Entertainment, Local News | 0 comments


Mako Jerera

Zimbabwean singer Shasha, who is based in South Africa, this weekend left her compatriots bitter after she did not show up for her slated performance at the Victoria Falls carnival.

Shasha, who was booked together with her co-collaborators DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small, is yet to explain why she did not pitch up.
This is despite the organisers having paid for their flights and accommodation in full.

In a statement, the organisers of the Victoria Falls Carnival said there trio double booked, as they had shows in South Africa.
The Carnival was set to kick off with performances from DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Sha Sha.

They were due to perform on the Pure Africa Sunset Cruise and at the main event later in the evening.
Although DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Sha Sha failed to make it to Zimbabwe, other South African artistes Boity and Master KG managed to travel.

High Yards Pty LTD (Agency) who booked the three for the performance are demanding that the artists pay back the Full Booking fee.

“Dj Maphorisa, Kabza and Shasha were fully aware and paid in full for the Vic Falls Carnival event on the 29″ Of April 2022 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Booking Confirmations, Flight Confirmations and Accommodation Confirmations were sent to them as agreed and emails were sent to them several times before, for some reason they did not show up at the airport on the day of travel.”

“From the Vic Falls Carnival side, they honored the contract as agreed. Above and beyond we tried to communicate with the artists to change the date of performance but still we could not get hold of them despite all the effort and all means of communication from our side.The Artists have shown total disregard to the contract and this is unacceptable. The Artists should;
1. Pay back the Full Booking Fee.
2. Pay back All the flights that were booked on time.
3. Pay back for accommodation that was booked on time.
4. Give Vic Falls Carnival a statement in this regard.
5. Mostly, Apologize to the FANS who travelled all over the World to come see them perform,” the statement.

This comes at the backdrop of increasing calls for promoters to value local artists who are said to be outperforming their visiting counterparts whenever they perform together.

Despite DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Sha Sha’s no show, artists who performed on the night managed to electrify the carnival atmosphere.