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Simon Mutambi Disowns Bucket Of Maize Entrance Charge Poster

Simon Mutambi Disowns Bucket Of Maize Entrance Charge Poster

Sungura musician Simon Mutambi has distanced himself from a poster that circulated on social media platforms of a show in which he was charging a bucket of maize for entrance.

According to the poster, Mutambi was scheduled to stage a live performance on 21 August at Kamwanza Beer Hall in Rafingora.

The admission requirement for the show was written “or one bucket of maize (chibage)”.

But speaking to H-Metro, Mutambi said he wasn’t aware of the show and blamed his detractors for creating and circulating the poster. Said Mutambi:

I don’t even know about that show. I think there are people who want to tarnish my image.

However, a source close to Mutambi’s Cobra Kings band told Pindula News that the promoter of the show was the one who was asking showgoers to pay maize as entrance fees. Said the source:

These guys (the band) were given a flat fee to perform at that place. Whoever is the promoter of the show, is the one who will have people pay buckets of maize. 

It’s because, in that area, people are farmers. So they may not have hard cash, but they can bring bags of maize.

That will also happen even for beer sales. There’s nothing different here. Isn’t a bucket of maize around $6? So [effectively] he will be charging more than he usually charges [in cash]. 

What’s happening here is it’s not the band that’s going to be taking money here. The band was given a flat fee and the promoter holding the event is the one who comes from that area.

He is aware of how people in his surroundings can pay up. Because money may be an uphill task for them.

There are usually scenarios like this in different areas. There’s nothing awkward about this anyway.

In other places sometimes they go there and the person receiving payments is the one who knows about the area…

Let’s say people have gold but they have no hard cash – maybe you can say a gram of gold for entry.

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21 Comments

1 month ago


Tintin 1 month ago

chii chinonyadzisa pachibage kasi haadye sadza.


@Tintin 1 month ago

You are not fakeni wrong .

Tintin 1 month ago

barter trade is better unodya sadza nemhuri kumba.ukapihwa mari inopera uchidyiwa nemah.u.r.e.

@Tintin 1 month ago

Hapana,but it's not 1893 ye butter trade munoyidira kumba kwenyu .

Duduzani 1 month ago

It's clear that if Mutambi is telling the truth then Pindula was misled and circulated faslehoods


ZIMBA🇿🇼Original 1 month ago

This makes more sense and a way of sustainable business ethics of keeping the arts industry vibrant in this free falling economic environment.
Concern will be on tonnage when Grain Marketing Board rise eyebrows on the maize volumes


The King of Serpents 1 month ago

I see nothing wrong with charging payment in the form of maize. It may actually be very profitable if you know where to sell the maize. Kuno a bucket is going for 6,7 even 8 US dollars.


Sabhuku 1 month ago

ndekupi ikoko

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Sabhuku 1 month ago

ada kuramba chiiko uyu, paakaenda kunoridza kuBhuwi along Mazvikadei road akabhadharisa nechibage wani, chiiko maZimba nekuda kungoramba nyaya dhemeti mhani


Tintin 1 month ago

dzorai hasha sabhuku😂😂😂

Biden 1 month ago

Hapana chinonyadzisa apa pa chirungu toti thinking outside the box ndokungwavha ngwavha, kwacho ka muchiround


Andrew korera 1 month ago

exactly


Kule Dhambi 1 month ago

Iweee tora mabagwe muzukuru. ma Bond ndiwwo anosvodesa zvee. Waitwa seiko nhai?


hustler 1 month ago

this promoter is a real business person he knows how to charge according to the place .chibage imarii yogayoga in most places $7 us per bucket .chero anouya nehuku torai muvaridzire magitare mofuma muchidzitengesa mhuri yorarama ndokugwara ,I salute you promoter


Same guys 1 month ago

Haa u guys will be laughing same if the show were to go on guys musadaro have some love for a brother it's not conventional but it works ceteris paribus... Plus free marketing for the guy even though the news was unclear of its veracity


News reporter 1 month ago

Ini hangu ndaona marketing strategy pamunoona fake news


Chinhu chaDAD L 1 month ago

Ngwavheki


Baba vevana 1 month ago

hapana chinonyadzisa apa


saikorojist 1 month ago

maize vs bond paper...


Zuze 1 month ago

Kwese kuenda kuchimbuzi


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