By Annette Amondi
A few days ago Tanzanian singer Harmonize made headlines for failing to perform at the Cheget Festival in Eldoret.
Following the incident singer and politician Jaguar said it was wrong for Harmonize to fail to perfom yet fans had waited for him all night long.
Days later Harmonize has come out to clapback at Jaguar saying he shoudn’t have sided with the promoters but instead listened to his side of the story first.
“Jaguar should have tried to reach out to me as the artiste or even my management like he did to the promoters.Nilihisi kana kwamba Jaguar amenibagua labda kwa sababu sitoki Kenya lakini anafaa ajue kua sisi wote ni wasanii wa East Africa. I respect his work and his music, which I started listening to when I was still in school. Things happen and I would have explained to him so well. He would have gone on radio with information from both sides.” Harmonize said
Harmonize also added that Jaguar needs to watch what he says about fellow artistes because he is a leader with a huge following.
I felt so bad when I heard about him commenting on radio. Kama msanii, namheshimu sana na pia ni mtu anaheshimika pia na watu, and what he says makes a great impact on people. Yeye ni kiongozi wa wasanii ila sio wa promoters.,”he added
He said he was fully prepared for theshow but the organizers had poor planning from the onset.
Nilifanya hadi roadshow in preparation of the show na sound check and was fully prepared, but at 1am I was told the show will not happen because the promoters were to pay the contract which they had not honored. They had not arranged even my flight to Eldoret. I mean it was poorly done.” He said