During a performance at the Wasafi Festival pre-party in Mbeya Town on Friday night, Tanzanian singer Zuchu had to abruptly cancel her show after an unidentified fan threw a stone at her while she was onstage.
In a video capturing the incident, the popular “Sukari” artist was seen energetically dancing with her troupe of dancers just moments before the unfortunate occurrence took place.
In response to the attack, her security team swiftly intervened, ensuring her safe exit from the stage to prevent any further harm.
The Wasafi Festival, organized by Diamond’s record label and media house, Wasafi Limited, has been making its way through various cities in Tanzania, featuring numerous artists who connect with their fans through electrifying performances.
Zuchu, currently one of East Africa’s most sought-after female musicians, had the distinction of being the sole female artist selected to perform at the highly-anticipated Wasafi Festival 2023 Edition.
Notably, this festival has a history of remarkable stage transformations. Just last Saturday, Diamond Platnumz, the President of WCB (Wasafi Classic Baby) Records, amazed audiences by turning the stage into a miniature Chinese village during his performance in Subawanga.
For the initial 5 to 7 minutes of the show, Diamond and his team showcased an impressive display of creativity. Dressed as Chinese villagers, they engaged in various activities, captivating the crowd with their ingenuity.
The performance escalated as Diamond’s dancers demonstrated a range of stunts, from Chinese martial arts to karate, sparking enthusiastic cheers from the audience.
Adding to the excitement, Diamond, still attired as a Chinese character, emerged from a small house on the stage and launched into his performance, starting with his viral hit song “Baba Lao,” which was released three years ago.
The crowd welcomed him with warm applause, and they enthusiastically joined in, jumping and singing along to the song’s lyrics, creating an unforgettable concert experience.