Makaya shows flop


SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwe urban groover Betty Makaya is a bitter woman after her hyped shows scheduled for Plumtree and Bulawayo flopped.


The Ndakufuwa and Usipo hit-maker was billed to perform in Plumtree last weekend, but her zeal to serenade the border town was flattened by a poor turnout.

The one-time urban grooves award winner had to perform three tracks before retiring to bed in Plumtree.

The Bulawayo show was also abruptly cancelled after organisers reportedly failed to secure a venue.

Makaya told Southern Eye she was disappointed by the organisers of her shows.

She accused Ruff Rhythms Entertainment, an upcoming music promoting group based in Plumtree of exploiting her although the group had earlier managed to entice her to bounce back into music.

“They are amateurs,” Makaya fumed. “I did not get a cent even for transport.”

The songstress threatened to sue the organisers for failing to honour their part of the bargain.

According to impeccable sources Makaya had not signed any written contract with the organisers whom she accuses of failing to organise the show.

“But she is not new in the music industry,” a source close to organisers of the show, said.

“As far as I know the show was organised on WhatsApp messenger and e-mail and no contract was signed.

“She is a senior artiste and she should have known better.”

Makaya refused to disclose the amount the organisers owed her.

The organisers of the show dubbed “The Return of Betty Makaya” were not reachable for comment since Monday.

Makaya who took a break from music for years hoped to use the show to resuscitate her career.