Competition for clients amongst restaurants in the capital has allegedly taken a frightening new twist with one of the owners reportedly resorting to increasingly dirty tactics.
Shaya has been informed that one establishment’s boss is not happy with how his former colleagues are getting all the clients in the city while his business struggles.
The notorious manager, who has been linked to some shady deals before, is accused of being behind an unsavoury incident that happened last week.
Information reaching Shaya is that the Manager sent his boys to go and cut the break cables of his rival’s car.
Such deadly scheming could easily be labelled attempted murder!
Shaya has been told this individual also defaulted on their tax. If you don’t come out and apologise for everything then we will be coming after you.
We don’t need such people in our country.
More-fire for Mao-fit
More Fire and the Unique Stars, a Kwasa-Kwasa band that slowly crept up the ladder of the industry has released a new single titled ‘Maofit’, in reference to the notorious Honda Fit hatchback.
The new single will definitely enhance the artist and his band’s growing reputation in the popular genre. Born Lungisani Marudu in Tutume, More Fire wrote the song to pay tribute to a car that made news headlines in Botswana and the neighbouring countries. Released on 2nd February, on his birthday, ‘Maofit’ was recorded at Noble Sound Studio in Gaborone.
“Maofit as many call it is a legend in this country. The car has made a name for itself and is definitely dominating the market. It holds the record for over speeding, overloading, reckless overtaking and any other thing you can think of. I just love the car that is why I recorded this song,” he said.
The Tutume native and his band Unique Stars have been in the music industry for 13 years, recording their first album “Ndo ku tshamba” in 2007. They recorded four more albums ‘Obone koo’ (2010), ‘Theka la tshwene’ (2015), ‘Ke boela gae’ (2016) and ‘Talente’ in 2019.
“My wish is to be successful so I’ll be able to donate to the needy. It is something I’ve been doing for a while, and with more success in my music career I’d be able to continue helping the less privileged,” he said.
War at BEPA?
Things are getting ugly at Botswana Entertainment Promoters Association (BEPA).
The latest rumours reaching Shaya’s ever-eager ears are that an urgent AGM is to be called next month.
Top of the agenda are allegations that promoters are unhappy with how their organisation has been run, benefitting a few.
Shaya has been informed that at the meeting, the Chairperson, Zinzele Hirschfeld may be asked to step down to give the association a new face.
Gorilla in the Zoe
You’d think not carrying a loaded gun at an airport checkpoint would be a no-brainer, but it’s a lesson rapper Gorilla Zoe has learned the hard way, at least according to cops.
A spokesperson for Miami-Dade jail said cops responded to a checkpoint at Miami International Airport around 11 PM Monday night where a TSA supervisor told them the rapper tried entering a checkpoint with a loaded.
380 caliber pistol in his carry-on.
It was reported that it didn’t take long for cops to secure the firearm and arrest Zoe for carrying a concealed weapon.
Now, he does have a concealed carry permit, but cops say it’s suspended.
He was booked at Miami-Dade jail, and released around 5 AM after posting a US$500 (P5, 000) bond.