Tawanda Marwizi Arts Correspondent
Dancehall musician Tocky Vibes brew another shocker over the weekend after he refused to perform in Kwekwe without a band.
The musician was scheduled to perform at Mbizo Inn together with Peter Moyo and Norman Masamba.
Sources said the musician fired all band members last week citing incompetence.
“He fired all the band members saying they were incompetent and later refused to perform saying he had no band,” he said.
Tocky has been using the band for almost a year in his local shows while using backtracks on his international tours.
Sources said it was shocking that the musician refused to perform without a band yet he always back tracks on international tours.
The musician’s manager Elvis Bokosha said he would not comment on the matter.
“I cannot comment on that matter because I was not around. I am still to establish what happened,” he said.
He would not be drawn into commenting on what is fast becoming a controversial streak of the “Mhai” hitmaker whose fortunes have since taken a nosedive.
“Are you aware that he released new songs last week that featured gospel artist Bethen Pasinawako Ngolomi?” he said before hanging up his mobile phone.
Moyo’s manager Sukol Dube confirmed that the young musician did not turn up for the show.
“He did not come for the show. I am yet to hear what really happened to him,” he said.
Dube admitted that the show was affected by Tocky’s decision to abscond.
“He had agreed to be part of the show and adverts were done already. That affected the gig as fans waited outside for him to perform,” he said.
Tocky Vibes has been going through a rough patch and last week there were reports in which he appeared to insinuate that some fellow artists have bewitched him.
The musician spent the festive season at his rural home in Zvishavane while others were busy entertaining their fans across the country.