NAMA song coming: Soul Jah Love
20 February 2018
SOUL Jah Love’s handlers say there is a serious conspiracy against Zim dancehall after they missed on the winners’ podium at the 17th National Arts Merit Awards and they will hit back with a new song.
Chibaba, who is currently on a tour of Cyprus, emerged empty-handed despite being a favourite in the Outstanding Music category.
The Mbare bred chanter lost the gong to Jah Prayzah where his song Pamamonya Ipapo and was competing against the former’s Ndini Ndamubata and Ammara Brown’s Akliz in the same category.
Speaking through his manager Blessed Vela, aka Baba Paris, the Conquering Family camp believe people’s reactions are enough.
“Music fans have spoken on social networks, public and even in pubs; it’s clear they also disgruntled by the outcome.
“It now appears NAMA organisers don’t take Zim dancehall seriously but we will continue working hard.
“When I left home attending the awards ceremony, I was confident we were going to take it home but unfortunately, that could not happen.
“Chibaba is away in Cyprus and he was also disgruntled by the outcome and as we speak, we already in the studio working on the NAMA song,” he said.
Despite loss, the chanter has vowed to continue working hard for the good of his career.
“Of course we have lost by we will continue work hard. We are committed towards our work and we keep on giving our fans but nothing but the best.
“We urge show organisers to take us (Zim dancehall) seriously since the genre is as important like any other genre you might think of.
“It’s sad that we are still looked down upon even where we get it right,” he said in reference to Killer T who also suffered the same fate at 16th edition when many thought he deserved an accolade after his exploits in the album, Ngoma Ndaimba.