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Dancehall shows continue to hog the limelight for all the wrong reasons with last weekend’s “Ghetto Tour” in Dzivaresekwa not free from the fiasco as it ended with musician Spiderman’s manager Brian Hazangwi being arrested for violent behaviour.

It is alleged that the tour organisers had included Spiderman on their list of performers for the day on posters for the show without prior agreements with youthful musician’s camp.

Hazangwi said efforts to contact the organisers did not materialize resulting in him having to attend the show so as to meet the organisers and to clarify the issue.

“At the venue I only met the DJs from the Super Label stable who aised me to bring the artist saying the organiser Rogers Chinoperekwei would attend to the issue later,” he said. Hazangwi said the problem began when he and Spiderman wanted to go on stage.

“When I tried to engage Chinoperekwei about the time Spiderman was to perform he just became so hostile to the extent that he called the police to have me arrested.

“He told the police that I was being a nuisance and did not know who I was or what I wanted and the officers cuffed me and took me to Dzivaresekwa Police Station.

“I was fined for an offence I did not commit but I had to comply because I had left Spiderman alone at the stadium.

“When I got back to the show to pick up Spiderman, fans were now shouting and throwing stones demanding to see Spiderman perform and the same Chinoperekwei approached me informing that Spiderman had to prepare to go on stage. I refused and squarely told him that Spiderman was not part of the event as he had told me earlier on,” said Hazangwi.

Hazangwi said it was not good for the music sector for promoters to take artists for granted.

“Promoters should not use artists’ names to attract crowds and they should just be professional in what they do,” he said.

Chinoperekwei however refuted the claims that he had the manager arrested saying that all artists who were performing had been given gate passes and they would not have encountered any problem had they also produced theirs.

“All the artists who were to perform had been given the gate passes and it would have definitely been difficult to distinguish a genuine artist and an imposter hoping for a free show especially that the gates were not manned by those who personally knew the artists and manager in question.

“The events were indeed unfortunate as it negatively portray our music sector as we are all working together for its growth rather than its demise,” he said.

Source : The Herald

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