THE promoter of South African kwaito and house star Thokozani Ndlovu, aka L’vovo Derrango, has blamed the lukewarm gig to adverse weather conditions, but says the show was an eye-opener.
The show was branded a failure by certain sections of the media due to low patronage on a cold Saturday night as only a handful of fans braved the chilly weather to attend the event featuring L’vovo and the Derrango crew at the Stop Over Bar in Bulawayo.
Speaking to the Southern Eye Lifestyle, the organiser of the show dubbed Trade Fair Shut-Down, Shelton Moyo — aka DJ Spiri’s, said although there was a low turnout, the show was an eye-opener for organisers.
He attributed the low turnout to the chilly weather and rain that fell on Saturday night.
“The show had a low turnout, but l am happy that the show was well planned and everything was in order which made L’vovo and his crew happy. The biggest problem was the weather as we had not expected rains for the Saturday evening,” DJ Spiri’s said.
“We managed to put a tent, but this did not work quite well,” he added.
DJ Spiri’s said they ended up reducing the entry fee for the show.
“In terms of profit, we did not make that much on the day,” he said.
DJ Spiri’s said by bringing the South Africans to perform at Stop Over Bar, he managed to get sponsors that would help him bring in more entertainers in future.
“I managed to get a sponsor that will help me pull through in the next coming shows and L’vovo and his management have also offered me a deal that l go to Durban and learn a lot so as to improve my dream and help promote the music industry in Bulawayo ,” he added.
L’vovo’s manager, only identified as Thabiso, said he was very much inspired and challenged by the young DJ who managed to bring them to Bulawayo.
“I am so challenged by DJ Spiri’s works and the boy has inspired me. In South Africa, it is rare to get something like this and what I saw is beyond my imagination. We were so happy that a lot of people like the taste of our music in Bulawayo,” he said.