HARARE – Youthful music promoter Max Mugaba of May 7 Entertainment last weekend left tongues wagging when he by-passed security and was ‘all over’ visiting South African songbird Zahara.
The usually reserved entrepreneur started making his move at Sopranos Restaurant in Avondale where Zahara had her welcome meal courtesy of Cell-One Electronics, a leading electrical gadgets retailer and Ghetto Fabulous Entertainment.
Max did not deny friendly embracing Zahara. He however, says it was nothing to write home about since he was just catching up with an old friend.
“Well, it was nothing. It was just like what any normal person would do for a friend after a long time. I have a professional relationship with Zahara which dates back to when we hosted her here. In fact, everyone was in a jovial mood on the day and I am surprised why you guys are singling out that incident,” said Max.
Zahara initially seemed unperturbed but Max went on to get rather too comfortable such that the celebrated diva had to politely restrain him as she wore a seemingly ‘plastic smile’. More was to come at Rainbow Towers when Max stormed back-stage.
He jumped onto Zahara laps in Oliver Mtukudzi’s presence who appeared unsatisfied with Max’s conduct. One of Zahara’s backing vocalists had to pull Zahara from Max. Tuku’s manager Sam Mataure had to verbally warn Max to desist from his conduct.
After that warning Max disappeared from the scene and Zahara thanked Mataure for the rescue. “Siyabon’a bhuti, thank you so much may you please knock some sense and order in his skull,” Zahara could be heard saying.
Meanwhile, May 7 stable was the first promoters to bring Zahara to the country in a sold out show at the HICC. On March 28, they are promoting the Micasa show at the same venue.
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