Revelers were looking forward to the most happening act from Jamaica’s Mavado whose real name is David Constantine Brooks. But the dancehall champion who was set to perform on December 16 at the Harare International Conference Centre have been let down as the gig has been postponed to January 27, 2012.
A statement from C & A Entertainment manager, Clint Robinson, organisers of the show, said: “Mavado has not cancelled the Zimbabwe show but has postponed it. He has his personal reasons that forced him to postpone the show.”
An international act like this would have spiced the festive season.
Tendai Mutiwana said: “I do not know why people take Zimbabwe for granted despite the fact that we pay a lot of money compared to the money these artists get from their countries.”
This is the second major disappointment for Zimbabwean reggae fans in recent weeks. Beres Hammond was scheduled to headline shows in Harare and Bulawayo in October but did not show up.
Zimbabwe has become a hub for dancehall artistes in recent years. Sizzla, who has performed here, has a huge fan base in the country.
Marley performed in Zimbabwe in 1980 to mark the country’s independence. His album, Survival, was inspired by developments in the country.