Flamboyant musician Energy Mutodi was left with egg on face on Sunday after one of his band members failed to turn up for a show at Mega 1 in Graniteside, Harare, while another arrived driving a rival artist’s vehicle.
Report by Tawanda Marwizi Own Correspondent
Drummer Gayson Sixpence did not turn up for the show at all while bassist Spencer Khumulani arrived when other band members were already on stage, driving Peter Moyo’s vehicle.
Efforts by the band manager Gift “Shiga Shiga” Katulika to locate Sixpense were fruitless, as his mobile phone was not reachable. Shiga Shiga was forced to beg Sulumani Chimbetu’s drummer Calton Muparutsa for the show to resume.
After arriving late Khumulani just went straight to the stage without even greeting his paymaster.
When the band’s hour set on stage concluded, Khumulani got off and went to his car without speaking to anyone.
Speaking after the show Mutodi said his members needed discipline and had no kind words for them. “There is nothing special about them. After all they follow what I tell them to play, so they must know that they are not special at all,” an angry Mutodi said.
Mutodi was forced to compensate his fans with free CDs from his new album Magetsi Ngaabake.
Fans were angry demanding their money back opting to go at Extra Mile where Alick Macheso was playing.
However, the show proceeded after Sulumani had put up a brilliant performance belting out most of his late father Simon Chimbetu’s songs leaving fans crying for more.