SOCIAL media users have expressed mixed reactions to musician Jah Prayzah's decision to ban videographers at his live performances.
The sentiments came after the lanky singer had performed at the inaugural 263 Culture Festival held last Saturday night at Belgravia sports club.
The award-winning artist announced on his social media handle that videographers will not be allowed to film his performance or they have to pay for those 'services'.
"All my fans are free to use their cellphones to take memories of themselves and my performance. However, kana wauya ne professional camera rato drama, content is money. Pay first, promoters when you book for services, please keep this in mind," he posted.
Jah Prayzah's statement was endorsed by some fans who felt their favorite artist should benefit financially from those who film his act. Some fans and content creators argued that the artist was now operating in bad faith and described the decision as mere arrogance and sabotage.
It's not the first time the musician barred the media and even politicians from accessing the stage when he performed.
On Christmas eve last year, when he performed at the Wedza Arts Festival, hosted by politician and Youthh minister Tinomuda Machakaire the artist embarrassed the media and politician when he barred them from filming his performance.
Amongst the media, who were barred from filming was the state broadcaster, ZBC, which also wanted to broadcast the performance, but was blocked by the musician's security team.
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The move also angered Zanu PF officials who were in the VIP tent who wanted to capture the performance on their gadgets.
The artist's team insisted that their media team which was on site filming the performance would give the journalists footage if they really wanted it.