Top Zimbabwean musician Jah Prayzah’s decision to remain mum during the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter campaign is proving costly after Zimbabweans on social media teamed up to snub his request for votes after being shortlisted for Africa Entertainment Awards USA alongside Burna Boy, Eddy Kenzo and Yemi Alade among others.
The Hokoyo hitmaker who is not a stranger to political backlash posted on Twitter, celebrating his nomination among Africa’s best 10 while appealing to Zimbabweans to vote for him.
This angered a section of social media users who were quick to remind him that when they needed his voice against human rights abuses by the President Emmerson Mnangagwa regime he was nowhere to be found.
Some even rooted for Burna Boy who during that period posted something using the then trending hashtag.
Below is Jah Prayzah’s message and responses from angry and bitter Zimbabweans;
JAH PRAYZAH: Team JP your support for the works is being recognized out there. We have a nomination for top entertainer at the @aeausa. The nomination in itself is a win. Go and vote on their website http://aeausa.net
CHIBS: I love JP music but I won’t vote for him. Everyone knows why. Anyway, I voted for Burna Boy! #ZimbabweanLivesMatter
EULITA DUBE: I remember when Zim twitter was begging you to participate in the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter you muted http://us.Now i believe we will return the favour kind sir.Those that butter your bread(Zanu pf) will vote for http://you.Im sure Nick will RT & mobilise for you
LACTO: U nw want us 2 vote for u but when soldiers & police were abducting, torturing & brutalizing innocent civilians who were exercising their constitutional rights you kept mum.The same pple who support yo music hv suffered for too long & still u said nothing #ZimbabweanLivesMatter
ChimbwidoTee: Rega tikandire Burna Boy kaVote! He stood with us during #ZimbabweanLivesMatter!!! Vhoterwa nema Zanu PF youthies