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Freeman cries foul over Mavado concert delay


Dancehall sensation Emegy Chidzanga, popularly known as Freeman, set to share stage with an international artist for the first time since his rise to fame last year, has expressed his disappointment after the show was postponed to January.

Freeman, who is set to perform alongside the Jamaican star David Constantine Brooks popularly known as Mavado at Harare International Conference Centre, said this was his first chance to perform in a major concert featuring an international act.

“This was my first chance to perform at a big show and I was so happy that it was to be an artist as big as the Gully god, to my disappointment the show was postponed to January”, he said.

He added that it is only reasonable to postpone the show since it was due to factors beyond anyone’s control.

This comes after the Jamaican dancehall artist announced to the promoters, C&A Entertainment, that he could not make it for the Zimbabwean show due to personal problems.

Clint Robinson of C&A Entertainment said that they paid all costs in full.

“We had paid in full for the travelling and everything involved, but it is unfortunate that Mavado could not come on the 16th as promised due to personal reasons which I strongly believe is the death of a family member of Ricardo Johnson popularly known as Three Star,” he said.

He also added that he is extremely disappointed because he had let the country down.

“I’m extremely disappointed because I’ve let Zimbabwe down. I wanted to end 2011 with a bang by bringing the best, but hey, it’s a slight setback and we will go forward. I’m happy to say we will start our New Year with the best of entertainment,” said the C&A boss.

Meanwhile, C&A Entertainmenthas for the first time engaged female dancehall musicians in a bid to strike a balance in gender.

“This time around, we have sought it to engage female dancehall musicians such as Lady B and Lady Swandain order for us to strike a balance in gender representation in our show”, he said.

C&A Entertainment, also known as Guru Entertainers, came onto the scene this year bringing artists like Sean Kingston, Elephant Man and Mr Vegas and now with the promise of Mavado next year, they look set to raise the bar in the local entertainment business.

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