Kokomaster Dbanj was supposed to storm and take over Zimbabwe last weekend at the Lion Lager Summer Beer Festival dubbed the “Battle of Africa” but according to reports from Zimbabwe, our man delivered a very lukewarm performance that eventually had him booed off stage. According to AllAfrica, the festival featured Ugandan reggae musician Bebe Cool and local dancehall artistes Winky D, Guspy Warrior and King Shaddy. D’Banj represented West Africa while Bebe Cool represented East Africa.
D’Banj was the main attraction and when it was turn for him to perform, he exploded onto the stage amid pomp and zest but soon fizzled out and slumped into near- pornography with some fans.
He ran out of steam after exhausting his familiar songs in less than an hour and went into what many revellers described as “hogwash”.
His opening song was “Fall in Love”, followed by “Oliver Twist”, “Kukere” remix, “Don’t Tell Me Nonsense”, “Igwe” and “Why Me”. Then he lost the plot.
Neither his scantily dressed dancers nor his swag was enough to sway the majority of the crowd that became visibly restless and disappointed. So disappointing was his performance that he resorted to X-rated antics with ladies he calls “Kokolates” on the stage, in a bid to kill time.
Among the “Kokolates” was songstress Ammara Brown, who jumped on stage and joined in the dirty dancing.
“Let me see all my Kokolates on stage, now shake your boom boom and do the catwalk,” he said, amid boos from the crowd, especially men. Some disgruntled fans hurled insults and obscenities.
D’Banj failed to impress and was the opposite of the Nigerian twins P-Square who performed at the same festival last year and left fans asking for more. P-Square were even barred from leaving the stage by fans who craved for more.
“This guy should not have been the main act at the show. He has a few hit songs we know that he has performed. Now look at how he is whiling up the remaining time with the ladies,” said a fan in the crowd.