Harmonize disappointed fans after failing to perform in Eldoret.
The unfortunate happening sent the venue into a pandemonium after disappointed fans became rowdy and destroyed tents, broke chairs and lobbed water bottles on stage.
It later emerged that the reason the ‘Kadamshi’ hitmaker had refused to take to the stage was that he had not been paid by the promoters.To further compound the ugly situation Harmonize was detained for four hours at the Starbucks Hotel over unpaid bills.
Days after the Eldoret incident reports emerged that Tanzania’s government regulatory body Baraza la Sanaa Taifa (BASATA) would be taking disciplinary action against the musician.
The government board has however denied these reports and said that they didn’t even know that Harmonize was out of the country leave alone the Eldoret incidence.
“Kuna mtu aliuliza kwamba mna habari kwamba ameondoka? Sisi hatuna habari. Lakini ati tumesema tumemchukulia hatua za kinidhamu? Hapana. Wanasema kwamba ati hakuaga, mtu anaweza kua hakuaga ameenda shughuli zake binafsi na kisha yanayomkuta hatujui,” The official said in an audio posted by Bongo 5.
On whether they had contacted Harmonize’s team over the Eldoret issue the official said, “Ikiwa mtu ameenda shughuli zake alafu hajaaga kwa nini tuwaulize? Wakumbuka wakati ule alikwenda marekani watu wakalalamika tukasema hatupokei mtu hajaaga kwa kuwa hatujui kwa hio hamna haja ya kuwauliza.”