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'I deserve more credit,' says Bev

by Staff reporter
23 Feb 2016 at 15:22hrs | Views
Controversial dancer Beverly "Bev" Sibanda says she deserves plaudits for opening the South African markets to local dancers.

The feisty dancer made the remarks on Sunday at Holly's Hotel during her farewell gig on the eve of a three-week tour of South Africa.

"The fact that I have been invited to tour South Africa again by the same promoter who took me there last year, shows that I did a great job there.

"They want me back there because they know that I am a great performer.

"Despite the unfair criticism that I receive regularly, I have made a great contribution to the local dance industry.

"The local dance industry has to show more gratitude to me because I am opening new markets for local dancers," she told the Daily News.

She added that the imminent three-week tour could create more opportunities for her.

"South Africa is a home to many nationalities and I am sure if I impress I could get more invitations from other countries.

"I will continue to work hard for my own good and that of fellow Zimbabwean dancers. I will continue to work hard until we conquer the whole continent," said Bev.

Bev's farewell gig included several groups that included Fearless, Girls La Musica, Digital Queens, Lambadosa, Pala Fala, Unique and Chimora.

Though Bev was clearly the star attraction, the guest groups all gave good accounts of themselves.

According to Bev's manager, Hapaguti "Harpers" Mapimhidze, the controversial dancer and her backing group, The Sexy Angels, will leave for South Africa tomorrow.

"We will be performing in Cape Town alongside Maskiri on February 27 at CTICC Marimba before another two shows in Gemiston on March 4 and 5.

"On March 9 and 10, we will perform in Johannesburg," he said.

Bev's tour of South Africa, which is being promoted by James "Jimmy Jimalo" MacAdams, comes on the back of her maiden trip to the United Kingdom last year.

Source - dailynews