Gamu Nhengu the Zimbabwean-born X Factor sensation who was controversially axed from the UK talent show has been thrown a lifeline by the organizers of the African Music Awards who now want her to perform with The Jacksons.
Gamu has been invited to join Jermaine Jackson and Rebbie on stage for a Michael Jackson medley – after the legendary singers watched her sing on YouTube. The soulful singer could soon join a star-studded line-up at Wembley Arena on October 15, including chart-topper Tinchy Stryder.
African Music Awards founder Eric McKaiser said: “If X Factor does not recognise her talents, then we do. We would love Gamu to perform with us. She makes us proud to be African. The Jacksons think she is great, and could sing Michael’s part.”