Chaotic Scenes Ruin Jah Prayzah’s Purple Festival Performance

Chaos broke out during Jah Prayzah’s performance at the Purple Festival at the Belgravia Sports Club in Harare over the weekend, as some audience members threw empty bottles on the stage.

The festival was a part of the 12th anniversary festivities for Booties, a local pharmacy.


After playing only two songs, Jah Prayzah and his band were forced to leave as the audience became furious at the security personnel who had let loose dogs on revellers while attempting to keep order and began throwing missiles.

The security was trying to stop people from breaking the bar that separated the stage from the crowd, according to NewsDay Zimbabwe.


Jah Prayzah only returned to the stage when things had settled.

As he got back to the stage, the crowd went crazy for him as evidenced by the pushing and shoving as many wanted to be closer to the stage to be able to have a good glance at the multi-award-winning singer.

Despite the skirmishes, Jah Prayzah went on to put up a pure performance as the closing act where fellow artistes across genres had already electrified the mood.


Also, part of the performers were dancehall chanters Freeman, Killer, Enzo Ishall and Nutty O, Feli Nandi and hip-hop rapper Takura.

Booties Pharmacy brand manager Valentine Zhou admitted that they faced a lot of challenges in coming up with such a festival, adding that they still had a lot to learn.


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