- Faith Mussa pays back deposit
South African gospel musician Sipho Makhabane jets in the country today for a performance at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC)tomorrow. But, Faith Mussa, who was billed to share the stage with the ‘Big Fish’ announced a no-show through his manager, saying he was paying back the deposit from organisers.
Manager Sam Chiwaka yesterday said they were paying back the deposit following the confusion with the organisers.
“Since our experience when supporting a renowned gospel artist has not paid us our dues for over a year now, we now demand an upfront payment for Faith. Organisers for the Makhabane show gave us a bad cheque earlier this month and we gave them until Tuesday to deposit in our account.
“They deposited money in the account this morning but Faith had already made up his mind he was not performing. So we are paying back the deposit,” said Chiwaka.
Organiser Steve Chinyamula yesterday said the event celebrating five years of his National Product magazine was still on the cards, even with Faith’s pulling out.
“All along, I have been dealing with Chiwaka and not directly with the artist. I was surprised to learn in the press Faith was not performing. We paid the deposit as agreed,” Chinyamula said.
According to him, Makhabane, also known as Big Fish, arrives in the country Thursday to celebrate the magazine’s five years.
“He was expected to come on Wednesday but he had to reschedule his trip due to other engagements,” said Chinyamula.
The Over and Over star is expected to perform alongside Patience Namadingo.
Namadingo’s manager Tonderai Banda promised fireworks from the Msati Mseke star.
“This is the first time Namadingo is performing after his tour of the United States. He is ready for it and he will dish out some of his new songs,” said Banda.