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It never rains but pours for producer Laiton Ngolomi as his household furniture is set to go under the hammer for a debt. A local bank through the Sheriff of the High Court of Zimbabwe will sell his effects that include a wardrobe, 2 plate gas stove and a Samsung plasma television among others on Thursday. Ngolomi said he needed to clarify the position with the bank.

“I will have to confirm with them because the goods were supposed to be taken last year,” he said.

The producer’s fortunes have been waning since last year.

Ngolomi, who is married to gospel diva Bethany Pasinawako-Ngolomi, has lost all big name artistes who include Blessing Shumba, Mathias Mhere, Kudzie Nyakudya, Agatha Murudzwa, Rumbie Zvirikuzhe and Olinda Marowa among others.

Ngolomi’s studio Lyt-on Studios’ first project was Shumba’s award-winning album “NdiMwari” before Murudzwa’s “Press On”. Shumba dumped Ngolomi on his latest album after reports that the controversial producer had reduplicated his sound and voice in Mhere’s projects. Mhere recorded two albums “Anoita Minana”, which features the hit song “Favour” and “Nguva Yenyasha” with Ngolomi before dumping him following rumours that the producer was launching yet another singer aping the ShumbaMhere music.

Last year, Ngolomi made headlines in the media after he produced Trymore Bande’s album “Zvakagara Zvakadaro” which critics say is a clone from some of Charles Charamba’s popular albums. He was involved in a near fist fight with an upcoming artiste, Nicholas Chirunga, after the two failed to agree on ownership of some songs.

Source : The Herald