MARK Ngwazi has described his tour of South Africa as such a huge success that he made enough money to buy a car.
He was responding to allegations that he faced accommodation and food challenges during the tour.
Close associates of the sungura artiste said the Njanja Express band leader had a nightmarish tour as he struggled to get decent meals and accommodation.
It was also reported that some of his shows were attended by less than 10 fans.
Speaking to H-Metro, Ngwazi denied some of the claims and blamed a person identified as Mhofu, for spreading malicious statements, on social media.
He said some of the shows, which flopped, were affected by the rains.
“I had a three-week tour in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg.
“I performed about seven shows and it’s only two shows that had bad attendance because of the rain.
“Other shows were awesome, we had good attendance.
“This recent tour is one of my best because I made a lot of money compared to all the shows I have done since the beginning of my career.
“About the accommodation, and food problems, I blame the guy called Mhofu for spreading the statements in some of the WhatsApp groups.
“I had a successful tour and I even bought a new car.”
A close source claimed Ngwazi had to share a room with a fan in one of the high-density suburbs.
“Ngwazi was not treated well as an artiste while on tour. He could not find a good place to stay.
“He had to be rescued by a fan, who shared his room with him, in some high-density suburb.
“It is disheartening to note that Ngwazi is not the only artiste from Zimbabwe who has faced this problem while having gigs in South Africa,” said the source.
Meanwhile, three days ago, Ngwazi flew back to South Africa for a collaboration with Ndolwane Super Sounds.
“I believe this is going to be one of the best collaborations between the Shona and Ndebele artists.
“This is for the purpose of strengthening the unity between us.
“Expect a banger from this forthcoming project,” he said.