Amapiano diva ShaSha, real name, Charmaine Shamiso Mapimbiro recent snubbing of the Victoria Falls carnival has been clarified after she separated with the management which agreed to the deal.
The Victoria Falls Carnival ended successfully, although South African musicians DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Zimbabwe born songbird ShaSha did not show up according to schedule.
DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and ShaSha were scheduled to perform for an hour and now rumor has it that the organizers have demanded a refund from the three Amapiano stars.
However, ShaSha’s management decided to break their silence after being accused of defrauding the carnival organizers.
In an interview, ShaSha’s manager, Fungai Zvirawa, affectionately referred to as Kush in the arts sector, confirmed the latest development.
“Khaya Defero has been working with ShaSha for approximately eight years and she has become family. We were actually her legal guardian during the early stages of her career,” said Zvirawa.
When asked what happened at the Victoria Falls Carnival and why ShaSha didn’t show up, Kush replied that they weren’t involved in the booking.
“Unfortunately, we can’t comment as this booking was handled by Lawk in South Africa. From March 5, 2022, Khaya Defero and ShaSha officially commenced terminating the management engagement. It was a process,” she was quoted by The Herald newspaper.
Kush said she could not comment any further on ShaSha as their termination was done two months ago.
“We can’t comment on ShaSha’s movement now due to legal proceedings. The reason I had to entertain this conversation is because we have been receiving calls and people wanted to know what happened.
“Again, we wanted to clear the air and distance ourselves. We wanted to issue a statement next week.”
Some local fans have been pressing ShaSha to prioritise home ahead the South African side.
“I believe ShaSha is best placed to express her own views on Zimbabwe. For us, we believe in developing home grown talent and bridging them to the world. It is our mantra to be proudly Zimbabwean and to never forget where we come from.”
Regarding the reimbursement of the carnival organizers, Kush said there has been no communication about the matter yet.
“When Khaya Defero manages bookings we communicate effectively with the key stakeholders granted there are unforeseen circumstances that do arise with events. Should there be a cancellation, we would ordinarily ensure our client(s) issue a statement apologising to the fans.
“We can only advice the booking agent to adhere, honour to the signed terms of engagement for the Victoria Falls Carnival booking for the non-appearance.”
Sha Sha rose to prominence when she won her first international accolade, as the Viewers Choice Best New International Act, at the 2020 BET awards.