Jamaican dancehall artiste Sizzla Kalonji’s Borrowdale base, where he stayed during his visit to Zimbabwe and set up a high-tech recording studio a few months ago, is now on sale.
A number of local reggae groups, including Rassie-I and Transit Crew, have been using the studio for their sessions.
An insider close to the dancehall artiste who has worked closely with his producer Caveman in the studio, has revealed that the house was now on sale, adding that it was never Sizzla’s house as had been assumed.
“Sizzla had an agreement with the house owner that he would stay there whenever he would be in Zimbabwe but during the stay a lot of people came to the house for viewing, only to find out that the owner was deep in debt so he had to sell the house without informing Sizzla,” said the insider.
He said that Caveman reportedly left Zimbabwe for Jamaica last Sunday.
It was also revealed that the house had been on sale for over three months and could have been bought by now.
“Sizzla might come back to Zimbabwe but he definitely will not set his foot at that Borrowdale home and will not have anything to do with the owner,” he said.
However, Sizzla’s minder at the house is said to be still living on the premises.
When Sizzla came to Zimbabwe, speculation was rife that he would set up base in Zimbabwe, taking a cue from fellow Jamaicans Munya Brown of Misty in Roots and Trevor Hall.
The controversial 34-year-old who recently performed in Zimbabwe during President Robert Mugabe’s birthday and Independence Day was allegedly allocated a farm in Chegutu by the government.