BULAWAYO-BASED promoters have vowed to punish dancehall artiste Guspy Warrior after his hyped show to promote an album flopped last week.
Guspy Warrrior — born Emmanuel Manyeruke — performed at Horizon Bar and Grill last Thursday where he launched the album Wedzera Mawatts at a poorly-attended show.
The Joe Brothers who brought the famed gospel musician Mechanic Manyeruke’s son said Guspy was responsible for the flop.
They have vowed to only repay him money he used for transport between Bulawayo and Harare.
Artistes from Harare charge as much as $900 to perform in Bulawayo.
The promoters say the Horizon show flopped because Guspy was booked for another show at Stop Over.
Joe Ncube, aka Joe the OG who brought Guspy to the city, told Southern Eye Lifestyle that the artiste shortchanged them by booking two shows in the city Bulawayo at their expense.
“We shall not rest up until Guspy tells us why he decided to have two shows in the city within a space of 24 hours,” he said.
“Our deal with him was that he would come and perform for us.
“We were shocked to see Stop Over advertising that it would host a show with Guspy the following day.”
Joe said the city’s entertainment scene was not big enough for an artiste to do shows in different venues and expect to draw huge crowds.
“Our entertainment scene is still growing. An artiste cannot book in two venues in one night and expect successful shows,” he said.
“Now we have suffered this huge loss because of Guspy’s deeds of riding on our shoulders to make more cash for himself.”
Meanwhile, Sandra Ndebele failed to turn up for Prayzah’s album launch at a city hotel.
The two were supposed to launch the album Kumbumura Mhute together last week.
Ndebele was reportedly in Harare where she took part in the Independence Day celebrations.
But Jah Prayzah did not disappoint as he put up a scintillating performance.
He managed to pull a bigger crowd than Guspy who had less than 10 people.
Jah Prayzah wowed fans when he introduced the Tswana artiste Magdeline Lesolebe, aka Charma Gal.
Charma brought the house down as everyone in the gallery took to the dance floor after watching Jah Prayzah performing without dancing to his tunes.