UPDATED: Davido no longer coming
13 October 2017
. . . Tuku, Winky D roped in . . . show now US$10
JAH Prayzah’s much-hyped album launch slated for HICC tonight will go ahead despite Davido’s failure to make it to Harare on the eleventh hour.
Davido was yesterday picked up by Nigerian police in connection with the death of three of his close friends.
Last night, event coordinators – 2 Kings Entertainment and Team JP – moved in swiftly to map a way forward to ensure the launch of Jah Prayzah’s eighth album “Kutongwa Kwaro” goes according to plan.
However, both camps laughed at the infamous Friday the 13th myth following Davido’s failure to make the trip to Harare, which nearly threw the event into disarray.
To avert disaster, the two camps made replacements on time for the Nigerian singer.
Superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and Winky D were last night added to the line-up.
“Following Davido’s failure to make it to Harare, Tuku and Winky D are now part of the line-up.
“We decided to rope them in considering their profiles and the crowd we expect here at HICC.
“By the way, the launch still goes on and we are glad that we had marketed it as Jah Prayzah album launch and not Davido show,” Tichaona Mharadze of 2 Kings Entertainment.
Mharadze also revealed that his team has also slashed prices for the tickets.
“Tickets prices have been slashed whereby fans will have to fork out US$10 for the ordinary tickets and US$20 VIP.
“Those who had purchased VIP tickets for US$30, we have be given coupons for the balance or they will have to pay another US$10 if they want to pay for another person.
“As for the VVIP section, tickets still remain at US$50 and US$100 for golden circle,” he said.
• TEAM JP
Following Davido’s failure to make it to the capital, Team JP assured fans that the album launch still goes ahead while another date with Nigerian superstar will be announced.
Jah Prayzah’s manager, Keen Mushapaidze urged fans to show up in numbers.
“It’s true Davido is no longer coming but the album launch goes ahead.
“The last time we spoke to them, his band members had already checked in at the airport but Davido was still being detained by the police, which led to his failure to come to Harare.”
Local acts billed to provide cover at the show include Andy Muridzo, ExQ, Nutty O and Diamond Boys among others.