NIGERIAN twin brothers Paul and Peter Okoye on Saturday dispelled rumour linking them to Satanism during their performance at The Lion Larger Summer Beer Festival held at Glamis Arena.
Report by Entertainment Reporters
“There is a rumor that has been circulating and we would like to tell you that it is not true,” said one of the twins.
The twins found themselves at the receiving end of numerous questions inquiring about the rumour at a Press conference before the show. They claimed that they owed their success to God, dismissing the rumour as an attempt to tarnish their image.
The Satanism story filtered on the Internet after their mother’s death earlier this year. The Okoyes were said to have sacrificed their mother to the church of Satan and the Illuminati for fame.
The two went on to urge the media to rally behind the local artistes so that they can be considered for international events and festivals.
“We must rally behind local artistes so that tomorrow they will be called to Nigeria and to the United States for big concerts in addition to those in Harare,” shouted Peter.
The duo headlined this year’s beer festival which was almost washed out after a downpour that hit Harare and most parts of the country on Saturday afternoon.
Organisers of the event had to come up with a crush programme, cutting short all artistes’ slots while cancelling Alexio Kawara and Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana’s schedules due to the downpour.
Local artistes that performed included Chiwoniso Maraire, Ba Shupi, Ammara Brown, Nox, Roki and Winky D. They all performed well.
Special mention should go to Roki who performed with his estranged wife Pauline Gundidza, giving a scintillating performance.
Ammara, daughter to the late Andy Brown, presented a perfect performance that surprised many who had not seen her before.
Nox also did well with a live band for the first time.
Winky D, as has become the custom, got to the stage to thunderous applause and gave a stimulating performance.
When P Square finally got to the stage, they had an uphill task to outplay local performers, but the frenzy created by the hype ahead of the show made the job easier for the duo.
They performed their popular tracks like Beautiful Onyinye and Chop my Money, among others.
Tafadzwa Simba, spokesperson for the organisers, said the show had gone beyond their expectations.
“After the rains everyone was edgy fearing that the show would be a flop,” said Simba.
“The crowd was beautiful and performers gave them a good run for their money.”