What you need to know:
- Before leaving the stage, Wakazi shouted, 'kuna watu wanatubania aisee' (some people are sabotaging us), leading the audience to chant 'we want back, we want back.'
Bongo hip-hop artiste Webiro Wakazi Wassira, known as Wakazi, faced an unexpected interruption during his performance at Sauti Za Busara on February 10.
During a collaborative performance with Mex Cortez, the music abruptly stopped after just two minutes on stage.
Mex Cortez explained, 'we didn't know, we didn't know.'
Before leaving the stage, Wakazi shouted, 'kuna watu wanatubania aisee' (some people are sabotaging us), leading the audience to chant 'we want back, we want back.'
The stage remained silent for almost five minutes, with Wakazi and fellow artistes unsure of what to do, hoping for another chance.
Sharif Ahmed, a hip-hop fan from Zanzibar, expressed disappointment, stating that Busara should have given them another chance for their performance.
"Busara needs to rethink about giving Wakazi another performance because cutting it short wasn't fair," he shares.
Nancy Jackson emphasized the need for Bongo artists to manage their time better, citing that they often deviated from the scheduled time.
"Bongo artistes, they need to a skills to manage their time, time is important," explains Nancy
Organizers later apologized for the time constraints, explaining the lineup has many artistes that are supposed to perform included artistes from South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Despite the interruption, Wakazi showcased an impressive performance, featuring over 10 songs with a diverse range of genres including jazz, funk, blues, and melody.
Supported by Salma, Adiana Rose (a Nigerian American artist), and Mex Cortez, Wakazi went beyond a typical performance.
Despite the music being cut off due to time constraints, he managed to release a new song titled 'Nimezama' remix, featuring Adiana Rosa.
Notable songs from his album 'Kisimani' and a mix of classic and old songs like 'Pay My Bills,' 'Just Like an Addict,' 'Siri ya Mafanikio,' 'Be My Baby,' 'Moyo,' and others, added a special touch for from his performance.
In 2021, Wakazi also released his album 'Live at Sauti za Busara,' capturing the essence of his live performance.