Jah Prayzah’s manager, Keen Mashapaidze has dismissed the accusations about the musician pretending to be nice at Tuku’s tribute concert at National Sports Stadium by pushing Greatman’s wheelchair.
The popular Zimbabwean comedian said that Jah’s act was a publicity stunt because he once denied a request to work with him.
In a statement, Mashapaidze said Jah Prayzah was just helping Greatman to move towards the artists’ tent and not that he wanted to achieve anything.
“It’s just unfortunate that Jah decided to help Greatman by pushing his wheelchair and someone finds that as a photo opportunity. You then realize that in life we all see things differently, someone saw a situation that needs help and someone saw it as an opportunity to take a photo. Jah is well established already, his work through the years grants him photo opportunities everywhere he goes hence we did not find the need to publicly respond to that through our social media platforms.
“Greatman’s management has never approached Jah for any project before and I repeat, never. It’s sad that all this negative talk only jeopardizes chances for joint projects as they come I n bad faith. Even if he had requested for one before and it has been turned down does that mean Jah should not assist him in any other way? Music is business but it does not take away the fact that we are one people at the end of the day,” said Mashapaidze.
Tongai Gwaze popularly known as Greatman was born disabled and he did a collaboration titled “Pandakazvarwa” with Sulumani Chimbetu which was well received by fans last year.