Fans for the Nigerian hip hop artist Ice Prince, will have to wait a little longer for Oleku time as his gigs, dubbed Superstar Easter Bash have been shifted to give room for mourning of former Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika.
Ice Prince, real name Panshak Zamani, was scheduled for two shows at Zanzi in Lilongwe and Country Club, Limbe on April 27 and 29 but according to organisers, Black Rhyno, the shows have been shifted to May 18 and 20 to honour Mutharika who passed away on April 5.
Black Rhyno president Tay Grin said the shift was in line with Malawian tradition to respect the dead.
“In accordance with Black Rhyno Entertainment’s values, we respect Malawian tradition that necessitated the shift of Easter Bash to May so that our conduct during this period of mourning should reflect the traditional values our company strives to promote.
“The Malawian culture entails that we mourn the departed accordingly, that is why we would like to shift the two shows,” said the Nyau King.
According to him, the shows will still feature Chileka reggae group Black Missionaries band and himself.
“Tickets that were bought in advance will still be valid for the May shows,” said Tay Grin.
Ice Prince is renowned for his 2010 release, Oleku, which earned him the City People 2011 Song of the Year award to add to his Hennessy Artist of the Year 2009 accolade.
He is also known for his hit Superstar.