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Bulawayo's Cal_vin sabotaged in Harare

by Mbongeni Msimanga
21 Feb 2016 at 07:21hrs | Views
BULAWAYO'S rap "god" Cal_vin's performance was somewhat cut short at the recently held National Arts Merit Awards (Nama), which were held in Harare, raising speculation that he could have been sabotaged, following his recent beef with Junior Brown.

Cal_vin was involved in a scuffle with his musical nemesis Junior Brown earlier in the day, while he was rehearsing for his set for the night.

The scuffle was, however, broken off by security personnel. He said he wasn't interested in being involved in beefs and would rather focus on his music.

"I am over that beef now. I am thinking of progressive things now like working on my new album," he said.

Cal_vin, affectionately known as Dat Luveve Boy and one the best rappers in the country, was about to perform his hit track Z'khuphani featuring South Africa's Cassper Nyovest before the music was abruptly cut.

Cal_vin told Sunday Life, after his performance at the event that he was disappointed that he could not be given his expected time to perform on stage.

"I do not know what happened there but I was not given the expected time to perform on stage like the other artistes.

Oh well, it happens. To be honest it was actually worth it. An opportunity is an opportunity and I cannot really have emotions on that. I still believe that God, one way or another spoke to me," he said.

Cal_vin also posted on his Facebook page last week expressing his disappointment.

"They failed to bring back my music so we were forced to cut the set short. But I hope you somehow enjoyed it. I then asked them to give me another slot but I was never given the opportunity," read the post.

Sources from the Nama organising committee confirmed the incident, saying that indeed they had not given Cal_vin another chance to perform on stage.

"It's sad that he was not given enough time to perform on stage and we are partly to blame as the organising team," said a source that declined to be named.

However, other artistes such as American-based group The Huntertones had collaborations with Hope Masike, Tariro NeGitare and were also given individual performances.

Hope Masike was accorded an opportunity to have an individual performance on stage.

Award winning comedian, Doc Vikela was also given his fair share of time on stage and no doubt got the crowd chuckling with his jokes that left the crowd wanting more.

Source - sundaynews

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