23 February 2018
   
Harare war as cops shoot two dead
$15bln fraud: Mpofu refuses to talk in Parly
Govt to pay bonuses in time for elections
Congress will happen: defiant Mwonzora
Chamisa agrees to go for congress: SG
MDC-T: I’m in charge - Khuphe declares
- Chamisa was just Tsvangirai’s PA
SA set to repatriate kids to Zimbabwe
MORE NEWS
Diamond sales resume after one-year break
Corruption won't be tolerated: Mpofu
MORE BUSINESS
Deadline for Zim Achievers nominations
UK: Ammara, Stunner, Ex-Q at London’s O2
MORE SHOWBIZ
I never got cards in Zim: Hadebe
Sepp Blatter urges World Cup Africa return
MORE SPORTS
Morgan Tsvangirai a dear, just leader
New era: Changing Zimbabwe’s past
MORE OPINION
 
Tsvangirai aide farewell to iconic boss
In the aftermath of Tsvangirai's death
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Mary J Blige pulls plug on Zimbabwe tour
19/12/2010 00:00:00
by Showbiz Reporter
 
Show off ... Mary J Blige
 
RELATED STORIES
Sean Kingston heads for Zim
Tuku strikes off UK on tour
Beenie Man to perform in Zim

MARY J Blige pulled the plug on her trip to Zimbabwe last Friday after promoters failed to pay her on time.

Thousands of the American singer's fans were left disappointed after she failed to arrive as advertised last Friday night.

Organisers of the show, Impeccable Events, admitted that the show had to be cancelled due to financial problems.

“Mary J Blige was supposed to jet into the country on Friday for the gig. However, she could not make it because of some logistical problems,” said Belinda Mutinhiri, a representative of the organisers.

“All the groundwork was done, but we faced a small challenge with the (finance) transfer confirmation. The transfer took long to be cleared and she could not leave America without receiving the full payment.”

Mutinhiri said the show had now been rescheduled for February next year.

Fans of the star expressed disappointment at the development.

The show was said to have been organised in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) as part of its Host-A-Celebrity programme.

The ZTA had hoped Mary J – winner of eight Grammy Awards – would visit various tourist sites while in the country, with the publicity generated from the visit helping to restore Zimbabwe as a tourist-friendly destination.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker