Musician Faith Mussa has bemoaned the tendency of some event organisers who put artists on their events without consulting the artists.
The outcry follows an upcoming event, Christian Youth Business Empowerment Symposium, to be held on January 28 at Robins Park in Blantyre. It indicates that Mussa will be among the performers.
Mussa, who has captured the hearts of people with his recently launched song Mdidi, has since distanced himself from the Blantyre event which is free and the guest speaker is Prophet Shepherd Bushiri.
“I am not performing at this event, which is featuring Prophet Shepherd Bushiri as the guest speaker. They never contacted me and so I am not part of it,” Mussa said.
Mussa’s manager, Samuel Chiwaka, said Mussa has worked hard to grow his brand to reach to where it is today, “and, so, we are very careful when it comes to association and performances.”
“We are very careful on who we associate with and, so, we are not part of the Bushiri brand,” Chiwaka said.
He further said that Mussa is not part of any organisation involved in the event.
The event in question, dubbed Christian Youth Business Empowerment Symposium, has the theme ‘With Entrepreneurship I Won’t Be the Same’.
A poster shedding light on the event indicates that music will be done by Mussa and Lawi, with poetry coming from Robert Chiwamba.
But one of the coordinators of the event, Christopher Chimangeni, said they had a meeting with Mussa’s manager over the issue and that they also held a press briefing where they clarified on the issue.
“So, he is not performing. It was just a mistake which we have rectified,” Chimangeni said.
Meanwhile, the organisers of the event— which will feature speakers such as Henry Kachaje, Edward Chileka and Jimion Nyanda— have indicated that the people who worked on the poster at first misled the whole stuff but the issue has been rectified.
The organisers added that there has not been any poster officially circulated to the public, apart from one poster which has been circulating on social media.
The organisers also said all posters and banners that will be up will not bear Mussa’s name.
Mussa last year also pulled out of a show after the organisers failed to make payment.
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