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Busy Signal dismisses Zim tour

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JAMAICAN dancehall reggae artiste Busy Signal, born Glendale Goshia Gordon, yesterday dismissed reports that he was heading for Zimbabwe to perform at the annual Lion Lager Summer Beer Festival slated for October 11 at Glamis Arena in Harare.

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This may come as a blow for many of the Jamaican’s local fans who had become expectant of his debut tour after reports that he would be performing at the annual festival.

The performance would also have come in handy to appease disappointed dancehall music lovers who felt shortchanged by another Jamaican artiste Kalado at the weekend.

“Turf Music Entertainment would like to address the recent advertisement stating that Busy Signal is scheduled to perform on October 11 2014 at the Lion Lager Summer Beer Festival in Zimbabwe,” read part of a Facebook post.

“At this time, there is absolutely no contractual agreement between Turf Entertainment and Delta Beverages, Hifa or anyone else for that matter and Busy Signal is not confirmed to be performing at the festival.”

The post further read: “We at Turf Music Entertainment have strong policies against fraudulent bookings out of the love and protection of our fans.”

Contacted for comment, Busy Signal, through his manager Galey Gordon, said they were not billed to perform at the festival.
“We absolutely have no contractual agreement with organisers in Zimbabwe regarding this event. To avoid fraudulent booking, please communicate directly with us for future endeavours,” Gordon said.

Delta Beverages, who are the organisers of the show, were reported to be planning to bring in the One More Night hit maker to headline this year’s edition of the festival.

Patricia Murambinda, Delta beverages marketing manager, was not picking up her phone until the time of going to print.

Busy Signal is known as one of the artistes leading the contemporary dancehall movement in his country. According to his bio, the musician’s debut hit single Step Out was one of the most popular dancehall songs in 2005.

He went on to release hit tracks Nah Go A Jail Again, Smoke Some High Grade, Tic Toc and Unknown Number among other smashes between 2007 and 2008, which has made tremendous airplay and dancehall reviews especially in the Caribbean and the United States.

In September 2008, Busy Signal released a dancehall album Step Out and later released his second studio album called Loaded, a 15-track compilation on VP Records of well-known dancehall hits such as Jail, Whine Pon Di Edge, These Are the Days, People So Evil and Hustle Hard among others.

If the artiste comes to Zimbabwe, it would present a golden chance for rising artiste Pee Kay, who has collaborated with the Jamaican Show Me Love, to showcase the new number.

The unreleased track has been doing fairly well on local stations and that Busy Signal could perform it live would spice up the affair.

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