SOUTH African pop diva Nani Ntengo has denied claims she is married to a man from Bulawayo, four years after the sensational reports surfaced.
By LUYANDUHLOBO MAKWATI
The Platform One lead vocalist was in 2011 reported to be staying in one room in the high-density suburb of Pumula North with a man only identified as Moyo.
However, Ntengo, who rose to fame in the 1990s with Freddy Gwala’s Platform One, yesterday poured scorn on the reports, saying she had a South African husband.
“Since I am here in Zimbabwe I think it is the right time for me to correct what some newspaper wrote about me,” Ntengo told Southern Eye in an interview yesterday.
“The story said I was staying in Pumula with a Mr Moyo, but that is not true.
“I wish to see the person who wrote that story. Even my man is not Zimbabwean.”
Her story was written by a State-owned newspaper before it was picked by online-based publications and the South African media.
Ntengo is in Bulawayo to discuss proposed shows in the country with veteran promoter Dave Ncube of Sekunjalo Investments.
Ncube, whose firm runs Selbourne Hotel bars including The Terrace, said they would announce dates and venues for the shows once they conclude the negotiations.
“As we have promised our patrons and followers, we are working on the calendar of events for the whole year,” he said.
“As it is, Ntengo is in town and we are here to plan the most appropriate dates for the shows.”
Ncube said Ntengo would meet Platform One fans at The Terrace bar this evening.
Ntengo said she was grateful for the support her group has received from Zimbabweans since its formation 26 years ago.
Platform One rose to stardom on the back of traditional wedding songs.
The group performs eye-catching dances and has a big following in Zimbabwe.