DANCEHALL musician Emegy Slyvesta Chizanga aka Freeman was embarrassed on Saturday after fans threw missiles at him while he performed at Gwanzura Stadium, in Highfield, Harare.
The musician came on stage at around 2am at the dancehall fiesta and introduced himself with his song Dancehall Doctor. However, his performance failed to meet expectations.
The chaos began when he introduced famed song Shaina Mwana, which he performed poorly and fans started throwing empty beer bottles and cans on stage.
Security details helped the musician get off the stage and escorted him to his car.
Show organiser Partson Chimbodza blamed the mishap on other artistes who failed to turn up for the show in time.
“Some artistes came late for the event and fans were very angry. Freeman was unfortunate to perform before an angry crowd. It was not his fault,” Chimbodza said.
Freeman was not available for comment as his mobile phone went unanswered yesterday.
Other artistes who performed at the event were Sniper Storm, Lady Squander, Dhadza D and Killer Tee, among others. The gig was opened up by upcoming artiste Bounty Lisa.
Though relatively new in the industry, she did not disappoint as she put up a polished act before handing the mic to Lady Squanda.
Shinsoman, of the Mbambamba fame, and Dhadza D showed that they are serious contenders for the best dancehall performers throne. They mesmerised the audience with well-choreographed acts that had fans singing along to their famous hits.
Sniper Storm was also at his best. He performed his popular songs among them Kuwarira Mukati, Porongi and Empress.
Sniper has managed to maintain his status since making his breakthrough on the musical scene with his hit track Kubhinya.
However, the event failed to attract a huge crowd despite having the best dancehall artistes in the country.